FACT awards Fund-A-Farmer grants

August 14, 2014
FACT awards Fund-A-Farmer grants

CHICAGO — Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) has awarded nearly $60,000 in grants to farmers located across the country to help them transition to pasture-based systems, improve the marketing of their humane products, and enrich the conditions in which their farm animals are raised. Twenty-four farmers from 14 different states received grants through FACT’s...

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Seminar to examine poultry management techniques

August 14, 2014
Seminar to examine poultry management techniques

TUCKER, Ga. — The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association’s 2014 Live Production and Welfare Seminar will address the latest management techniques, husbandry and technology to enhance the health and welfare of birds. The seminar will be held Sept. 16-17, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. This year’s topics will include a Legal Review;...

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NPFDA announces scholarship winners

August 13, 2014
NPFDA announces scholarship winners

SAINT MARYS, Ga. — The National Poultry & Food Distributors Association Scholarship Foundation has announced the awarding of scholarships to four students who are enrolled full-time pursuing an agriculture, poultry or food science (related) degree. The students, their school, major and scholarship awarded are: * Joshua Cassar, Pennsylvania State University, Animal Science, Business/Management Option...

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Environmental issues are seminar focus

August 13, 2014
Environmental issues are seminar focus

TUCKER, Ga. — The Environmental Management Seminar and the National Poultry Waste Management Symposium have combined efforts to connect industry environmental managers with a comprehensive program that will keep them abreast of environmental management trends. Sponsored by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, the conference will be held Sept. 25-26, at the Sandestin Golf &...

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Alltech to build aqua, layer facility

August 12, 2014
Alltech to build aqua, layer facility

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Global animal nutrition company Alltech, headquartered in Nicholasville, Ky., will become the first occupant on the new Marion Branch industrial site in Pikeville, Ky., with plans to develop an aquaculture and poultry layer facility. The project incorporates objectives of the Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) initiative, begun by Governor Steve Beshear...

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CPF plans 2014 annual conference

August 12, 2014
CPF plans 2014 annual conference

MODESTO, Calif. — The California Poultry Federation will hold its 2014 annual conference and board of directors meeting on Sept. 18-19, 2014 at the Monterey Plaza Hotel in Monterey, Calif.. The federation notes that this is the only conference of its type for the California broiler, turkey, squab, duck, game birds and other related...

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