Jenny Rhodes: poultry contract structure helps producers

US chicken producers richest in farming

By Oscar Rousseau

Poultry farmers are, on average, richer than most farmers in America, according to a study on the US broiler industry by the National Chicken Council (NCC).

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Walmart & Otis Spunkmeyer join cage-free egg movement in the US

By Elizabeth Crawford

Retail giant Walmart and baked sweets manufacturer Otis Spunkmeyer join the swelling ranks of companies switching to cage-free eggs, but both are doing so cautiously with long timelines that likely take into account concerns about potential supply shortages...

Consumers say the jargon used on US poultry labelling is perplexing, according to the study

Are US chicken labels confusing?

By Oscar Rousseau

Nearly two-thirds of Americans are left scratching their heads over the perceived ambiguity of poultry labelling, according to a new UK survey.

A total of 71 poultry farms have been hit by bird flu in Iowa

Iowa lifts bird flu quarantine areas

By Chloe Ryan

Traffic in Iowa around farms affected by bird flu can once again move freely, after the state agriculture secretary lifted all remaining movement bans in the quarantine areas set up around poultry farms.

In terms of its global chicken operations, Tyson has said it was looking to take similar measures as with its US businesses

Tyson Foods makes pledge on antibiotic elimination

By Georgi Gyton

US meat giant Tyson Foods has said it is actively working to eliminate the use of human antibiotics in its US broiler chicken flocks, with the aim of reaching its goal by September 2017.

Over 900 chickens were bludgeoned to death with a golf club

California farm offers reward over poultry deaths

By Oli Haenlein

A Californian farm is offering a $5,000 reward to anyone who can help find the people who bludgeoned over 900 of their chickens to death with a golf club, according to Sky News. 

It is hoped that the new rule could result in 5,200 less foodborne illnesses a year

FSIS sends proposal to modernise US poultry inspection for review

By Georgi Gyton

A proposed rule to modernise the system for US poultry inspection has been sent from the United Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs...

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