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May is National Egg Month

Dan Poultry, This Land of Ours

  May is a perfect month to celebrate the arrival of spring, mothers, and the Incredible Egg! Cathy Isom fills us in about an entire month dedicated to one of nature’s miracle foods. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.   May is National Egg Month. That means an entire month dedicated to the many virtues of what could be called …

USDA Seeks Nominees for American Egg Board

USDA Seeks Nominees for American Egg Board

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking nominations for individuals to serve on the American Egg Board for the 2018-2019 term. Any non-exempt egg producer within the 48 contiguous U.S. and the District of Columbia may be nominated. Egg producers owning 75,000 or fewer laying hens may request an exemption from participation in the egg …

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A Better Way to Pasteurize Eggs

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

An Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist and his colleagues have developed a technology that rapidly pasteurizes eggs and could sharply reduce the number of illnesses caused each year by egg-borne Salmonella bacteria. The device invented by David Geveke, a chemical engineer at the ARS Food Safety and Intervention Technologies Research Unit in Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania, uses radio frequency (RF) waves to …

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Pacific Region Poultry and Egg Production Report

Dan Commodity Report, Poultry 30 Comments

California Egg Production California’s egg production during March totaled 294 million, up 28 million from February’s production but down 3 million from March 2016. The all layers during the month totaled 12.3 million, up 1 percent from last month, but down 1 percent from March 2016. Eggs per 100 layers during the month were 2,394, compared to 2,178 a month …

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Little Time to Reverse Organic Livestock Rules

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release 22 Comments

If confirmed next Monday, Agriculture Secretary nominee Sonny Perdue will have little time to oppose organic livestock rules finalized by the Department of Agriculture just a day before President Donald Trump was sworn in. Politico reports the rules will go into effect May 19th, but Congress has until April 28th to undo the measure, and Congress doesn’t seem likely to …

USDA Seeks Nominees for American Egg Board

Pacific Region Poultry and Egg Report

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry 19 Comments

California Egg Production California’s egg production during February totaled 264 million, down 37 million from January’s production and down 11 million from February 2016. The all layers during the month totaled 12.2 million, down 1 percent from last month, and down 1 percent from February 2016. Eggs per 100 layers during the month were 2,167, compared to 2,448 a month earlier, and 2,237 in February 2016.

U.S. Egg Production up Nine Percent in July

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry 0 Comments

United States egg production totaled 8.5 billion during July, up nine percent from last year. The Department of Agriculture released the monthly U.S. Chicken and Eggs production report Monday (8/22/2016). The agency says production included 7.36 billion table eggs, and 1.1 billion hatching eggs, of which one billion were broiler-type and 97 million were egg-type. The total number of layers …

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Poultry Review

Dan Commodity Report, Industry News Release, Poultry 0 Comments

Pacific Region, Poultry Review California Egg Production California’s egg production during June totaled 288 million, down 12 million from May’s production but up 20 million from June 2015. The all layers during the month totaled 12.4 million, down 1 percent from last month, but up 5 percent from June 2015. Eggs per 100 layers during the month were 2,329, compared …