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Boston Market Commits to GAP Animal Welfare Standards

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

The rotisserie-cooking chain Boston Market announced plans to source chickens certified by the Global Animal Partnership and processed via a controlled-atmosphere system. A Meating Place Dot Com article says the pledge will take effect in 2024. Chief Executive George Michel said the multi-step process is considered the most comprehensive approach to poultry production. At the same time, it also meets …

meat sales

Study: U.S. Meat Sales to Reach $100 Billion

Dan Dairy & Livestock, Industry News Release, Poultry

A new report projects that demand for meat and poultry will continue to drive sales in the U.S., helping total retail sales reach $100 billion by 2021. The report by market research firm Packaged Facts says meat and poultry products are consumer favorites, food industry mainstays and protein powerhouses, all factors that will keep the U.S. animal protein industry growing. …


NCC Statement on US-China Preliminary Trade Agreement on Beef, Poultry

Dan Dairy & Livestock, Trade

“This announcement is a positive development and a testament to the administration’s work to break down some of the existing obstacles that have been preventing U.S. chicken from regaining access to the Chinese market,” said National Chicken Council President Mike Brown.  “With the announcement of U.S. beef access to China, we encourage the administration to continue their work to remove …

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Initial Results of the 100-Day Action Plan of the U.S. – China Comprehensive Economic Dialogue

Dan Dairy & Livestock, Industry News Release, Trade

President of the United States Donald Trump and President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping agreed at their Mar-a-Lago meeting to advance U.S. – China economic cooperation with a 100-day action plan under the framework of the U.S. – China Comprehensive Economic Dialogue. Under the leadership of the co-chairs, Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin, Secretary of …


WASDE Report Shows Increase in Livestock and Poultry Production

Dan Dairy & Livestock

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released their May World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report this week, and in the Livestock, Poultry, and Dairy section, it notes that total red meat and poultry production for 2018 is projected to be higher than 2017 due to an increase in livestock and poultry production. Cattle placements during second half 2017 and …


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 …

organic livestock

USDA Announces Delay, Reconsideration of Organic Livestock Rule

Dan Dairy & Livestock, Industry News Release

The Department of Agriculture Tuesday announced it would delay implementation of the final Organic Livestock Standards rule until November 14th, 2017. The rule was published in January in the final days of the Obama administration, and USDA is taking an additional six months to allow time for further consideration. The effective date for this rule was initially March 20th, 2017, …

avian influenza

Avian Influenza Found in Mexico

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

The World Organization for Animal Health reports that highly contagious H7N3 avian influenza was confirmed Thursday at a farm in west-central Mexico. The virus was discovered in a flock of 15,000 birds that had been vaccinated and did not show any clinical signs of the disease, according to agriculture officials in Mexico. Reuters reports that the farm is under quarantine …

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Notice of Determination of Changes to the National Poultry Improvement Plan Program Standards

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is updating the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) Program Standards. In a previous notice, the Agency proposed changes to the NPIP Program Standards document to establish new biosecurity principles and to update some testing procedures. The notice was available for public review and comment for 30 days.  No comments …

pasteurizing eggs

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 …

egg production

Pacific Region Poultry and Egg Production Report

Dan Commodity Report, Poultry 36 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 …

little time

Little Time to Reverse Organic Livestock Rules

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release 27 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 25 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.

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Protect Your Poultry from Avian Influenza

Taylor Hillman Industry News Release, Poultry 37 Comments

University of California poultry experts are urging poultry owners to examine biosecurity for their flocks after avian influenza was confirmed in commercial chickens in Tennessee by the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service on Sunday (March 5). To protect the birds’ health, UC scientists recommend taking measures to prevent poultry from coming into contact with wild birds.