GNP CEO Helgeson to retire

August 22, 2014
GNP CEO Helgeson to retire

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Michael Helgeson, chief executive officer of GNP Co., has announced his retirement, effective Nov. 3, 2014. Steve Jurek, current executive vice president of operations and administration at GNP Co., will step into the company’s top leadership position of president. As president, Jurek replaces the CEO position with the same level...

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Tyson marks 10 years of measuring sustainability progress

August 21, 2014
Tyson marks 10 years of measuring sustainability progress

SPRINGDALE, Ark. — Tyson Foods Inc. is marking a decade of sustainability progress. The company, which has been measuring its corporate responsibility efforts since 2004, has released its latest sustainability report. The new online report, at www.tysonsustainability.com, documents the company’s business practices across four key areas: people, planet, profit and products. It received an...

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Seminar focus is maintenance and safety in rendering

August 21, 2014
Seminar focus is maintenance and safety in rendering

TUCKER, Ga. — Rendered poultry products serve many valuable purposes and continue to play an increasingly important role in today’s poultry industry. This year’s Poultry Protein & Fat Seminar will provide technical tools, management best practices and practical case studies in all phases of the rendering process. Sponsored by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association...

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AFIA submits comments on sustainability guidelines

August 20, 2014
AFIA submits comments on sustainability guidelines

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Feed Industry Association recently submitted comments to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on the Livestock Environmental Assessment Performance (LEAP) draft guidelines regarding the animal feed supply chain. AFIA was pleased the guidelines seemed well constructed, including their breadth and depth. The report, developed for a...

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Stewardship is NIAA symposium focus

August 20, 2014
Stewardship is NIAA symposium focus

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Stewardship is the theme for the 2014 Antibiotics Symposium being hosted by the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) on Nov. 12-14 in Atlanta, Ga., at the Crown Plaza Atlanta Midtown hotel. More specifically, the symposium will focus on antibiotic use and resistance, and moving forward through shared stewardship. The...

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Research offers insight into egg production

August 19, 2014
Research offers insight into egg production

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Coalition for Sustainable Egg Supply (CSES), nearing completion of a two-flock research study to better understand the sustainability impacts of various laying hen housing, including cage-free aviary, enriched cage and conventional cage systems, has released preliminary research results. Over the course of three years, and two separate flocks, the...

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