Mexico suspends egg import tariffs as prices rise

August 30, 2012
Mexico suspends egg import tariffs as prices rise

The Associated Press MEXICO CITY — Mexico is suspending tariffs on egg imports to counter a shortage and sudden price increase that has followed an outbreak of the bird flu virus. The United States is among the countries that have began exporting eggs to Mexico. The shortage of eggs began with the June detection...

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Seminar to focus on technological processes

August 30, 2012

Tucker, Ga. — Protein conversion continues to play an increasingly important role in today’s poultry industry. This year’s Poultry Protein & Fat Seminar will provide the latest information regarding rendering systems and technical processes. Sponsored by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and the Poultry Protein & Fat Council, the seminar will be held Oct....

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Cooper Farms plans third wind turbine

August 29, 2012
Cooper Farms plans third wind turbine

VAN WERT, Ohio — Cooper Farms’ Cooked Meats location will begin installing a third wind turbine to further advance their sustainable energy efforts this month. The 1.5 megawatt wind turbine will provide an additional 25 percent of the Cooked Meats location’s electricity needs, bringing the total wind-power percentage to 75 percent. “We want to...

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Feed safety awareness program scheduled

August 29, 2012

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Feed Industry Association and FAMI-QS the Quality and Safety System for Specialty Feed Ingredients and their Mixtures will host the workshop Awareness in Feed Safety Program: Solutions for the Specialty Feed and Mixture Industry on Sept. 25-26, 2012, in Rosemont, Ill. In response to the current state of the...

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Foster names regional winners in cooking contest

August 28, 2012
Foster names regional winners in cooking contest

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregonians Karen Bernards and Judith Berman-Yamada have been named winners in the regional finals of the third annual Foster Farms Fresh Chicken Cooking Contest held at the Art Institute of Portland, International Culinary School. Each winner received a $1,000 cash prize and will compete at the finals in person on Sept....

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NFPA rejects appeal on animal house sprinklers

August 28, 2012

TUCKER, Ga. — The National Fire Protection Association on Aug. 17, announced its decision regarding an appeal heard during the Aug. 7-9, 2012, NFPA Standards Council meeting concerning possible changes to NFPA 150, Animal Housing Facilities. NFPA 150 currently requires sprinkler protection for Category A animals, comprised of mostly dangerous animals, such as zoo...

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