Poultry experts warn of early turkey gnats

April 18, 2012

The Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana State University AgCenter poultry specialist Theresia Lavergne says turkey gnats have begun swarming, so poultry should be kept in barns or sheds during the day. She says the tiny black flies are likely to be a problem until early May. Lavergne says they can disturb poultry,...

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NCC refutes claims of chemicals and arsenic in chicken

April 17, 2012
NCC refutes claims of chemicals and arsenic in chicken

WASHINGTON — The National Chicken Council has refuted recent allegations that banned antibiotics and arsenic are found in U.S. chicken. NCC’s stand was made in response to a John Hopkins Center for Livable Future “Feather Meal” study, which claimed that it had found fluoroquinolones, which are antibiotics used to treat bacterial infections in people,...

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PEPA names top industry person and scientist

April 17, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Pacific Egg & Poultry Association honored Greg Satrum of Willamette Egg Farms as their 2012 Industry Person of the Year during the association’s recent 85th annual convention. PEPA also honored Dr. H. John Kuhl Jr. of Nest Egg Nutrition as their 2012 Scientist of the Year. Satrum follows in his...

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CFI channel showcases safe, healthy, affordable agriculture

April 16, 2012
CFI channel showcases safe, healthy, affordable agriculture

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Center for Food Integrity (CFI) has launched “Meet America’s Farmers,” a YouTube channel (www.YouTube.com/MeetAmericasFarmers) of videos featuring today’s farmers. The channel was developed to offer consumers the opportunity to observe the commitment of today’s farmers to raising safe, healthy and affordable food. Now, individual farmers and farm organizations are...

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Pfizer names U.S. Veterinary Medical Serivces group director

April 16, 2012

MADISON, N.J. — Pfizer Animal Health has named Dr. Christine Jenkins to the position of group director of U.S. Veterinary Medical Services. In her new position, Jenkins will lead the U.S. group responsible for customer support and information on products as well as adverse event reporting and pharmacovigilance. She will be responsible for the...

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Rule on antibiotics in animal feed to get hearing

April 13, 2012
Rule on antibiotics in animal feed to get hearing

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A federal judge has ordered the Food & Drug Administration to take action on its own 35-year-old rule that would stop farmers from mixing widely used antibiotics into animal feed, a practice that has led to a surge in dangerous, drug-resistant bacteria. In 1977, the FDA concluded that the...

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