AFIA presents Poultry Nutrition Research Award

July 18, 2014
AFIA presents Poultry Nutrition Research Award

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Feed Industry Association in partnership with the Poultry Science Association has presented Dr. Joseph Moritz, a faculty member at West Virginia University’s Department of Animal and Nutritional Science, with the Poultry Nutrition Research Award ein recognition of his contributions to poultry nutrition. The award was presented to Moritz by...

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Cargill Turkey says ‘No’ to growth-promoting antibiotics

July 17, 2014
Cargill Turkey says ‘No’ to growth-promoting antibiotics

WICHITA, Kan. — Cargill Turkey has announced that the company’s Honeysuckle White and Shady Brook Farms, are now the first major turkey brands to remove growth-promoting antibiotics from all turkeys across the independent farms they work with, without charging a premium price. Based on consumer research and feedback, these brands are pioneering efforts to...

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Pa. sales & service conference set for Sept. 24-25

July 17, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Poultry Sales and Service Conference and the 86th Northeastern Conference on Avian Diseases (NECAD) will be held Sept. 24-25 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College, Pa. A NECAD symposium on regional and emerging diseases will open the meeting on Sept. 24. Sessions will include...

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Senate confirms chief ag negotiator at USTF

July 16, 2014
Senate confirms chief ag negotiator at USTF

WASHINGTON — Darci L. Vetter has been confirmed by the Senate as the chief agricultural negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. President Obama nominated Vetter in January, citing her experience in numerous agriculture, trade and diplomatic positions in several branches of the federal government. U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman welcomed Vetter’s...

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Health and production are national meet topics

July 16, 2014
Health and production are national meet topics

GEORGETOWN, Del. — The National Meeting on Poultry Health, Processing and Live Production will be held Oct. 6-8 at the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel in Ocean City, Md. The meeting will be preceded by the American College of Poultry Veterinarians sponsored workshop on Oct. 5-6. The theme of the workshop is “From eggs to...

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Feed enzyme makes sorghum alternative ingredient

July 15, 2014
Feed enzyme makes sorghum alternative ingredient

ST. LOUIS — High corn and soy prices have poultry and swine producers seeking alternative protein sources. Previously, nutritionists have discounted using sorghum as an alternative ingredient as it contains proteins that are difficult to digest. Sorghum, the fourth largest crop produced in the U.S. at 389 million bushels in 2013, is also grown...

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