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Tyson Foods Hosts Contract Poultry Farmer Advisory Council
Leadership Meets with Contract Poultry Growers for Insights and Listening Sessions
Tyson Foods leadership and the company’s Contract Poultry Farmer Advisory Council recently met to discuss issues most important to the farmers who grow chickens for Tyson. The meeting was held Nov. 8-9 and was the first council meeting after a two-year pause due to enhanced safety protocols during the pandemic.
“The success of Tyson Foods depends on the hard work and dedication of our contract growers. We also appreciate that animal husbandry isn’t simply a job..."
U.S. Poultry Industry Provides 2 Million Jobs and $556 Billion in Economic Impact
The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and United Egg Producers have released an updated economic impact study that highlights the positive impact the poultry industry has on jobs, wages, and federal and state revenue in the United States. A dynamic and integral part of the national economy, the U.S. poultry industry provides 2,012,269 jobs, $125.6 billion in wages, $555.9 billion in economic activity and $33.7 billion in government revenue.
The study breaks down poultry into three subcategories...
NCC Delivers Comments on FSIS Proposed Salmonella Framework
The National Chicken Council (NCC) today delivered public comments at a U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) virtual meeting about the agency’s recently announced regulatory framework for Salmonella in poultry products. NCC’s comments addressed each of the three components the agency said it is currently considering as part of a new strategy.
Food safety is a top priority for the broiler industry, and NCC supports changes in food safety regulations that are based on sound science, robust data, and are demonstrated to positively impact public health...
Perdue Farms Shares Progress on Industry-Leading Animal Care Initiatives During Animal Care Summit
Perdue Farms hosted its seventh annual Animal Care Summit near its Maryland headquarters this year, after two years of hosting the annual event virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. Since announcing the company's Commitments to Animal Care in 2016, the summit has been a key part of Perdue's animal care strategy.
"Now in our second century of business, we at Perdue Farms are proud to continue making advancements and leading our industry in the standards to which we raise our animals," said Mark McKay, President of...
Remembering William Harold (Bill) Prestage
William “Bill” Harold Prestage, the founder in 1983 of USAPEEC member Prestage Farms, died on Oct. 10 in Clinton, N.C. He was 87. A Michigan native, Prestage moved South to the Carolinas where he sold feed in the 1960s and then partnered with chicken and hog producer Otis Carroll to form Carroll’s Foods. With his wife, Marsha, and sons Scott and John, he started Prestage Farms when he was 48. Today it is one of the largest family-owned and family-operated...
Wayne-Sanderson Farms Senior Vice President Inducted into Mississippi Poultry Hall of Fame
Wayne-Sanderson Farms’ senior vice president and general manager of retail, Bob “Pic” Billingsley, has been inducted into the Mississippi Poultry Association’s Hall of Fame during the association’s 85th annual convention. With this induction, Billingsley becomes the 36th member of the Mississippi Poultry Hall of Fame, which is comprised of individuals who contributed to the growth of the poultry industry as the state’s largest agricultural commodity.
“It is an honor to be inducted into the hall of fame where many accomplished industry leaders have been recognized for..."
NAMI Calls for Swift Senate Approval of Esteban, Taylor and McKalip Nominations
The North American Meat Institute (NAMI or the Meat Institute) called for swift consideration of three nominations critical to the meat and poultry industry pending before the full Senate: Jose Emilio Esteban to be Undersecretary of Agriculture for Food Safety, Alexis Taylor to be Undersecretary of Agriculture for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs and Doug McKalip, nominated to be Chief Agricultural Trade Negotiator at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR).
“The meat and poultry industry supports...
Poultry Quarterly Q4 2022: Keeping Chicken Affordable in Times of Major Cost and Supply Challenges
The outlook for the global poultry industry is for strong market conditions, despite ongoing operational challenges.
The outlook for the global poultry industry in Q4 2022 and early 2023 remains strong, despite the big challenges across global poultry as well as some recent setbacks in North America. From a market perspective, a weaker economic climate with pressure on spending power will lead to more price-driven consumer behavior, which supports poultry consumption as it is the cheapest meat protein option...
NCC Voices Strong Opposition to Proposed Poultry Contracting Rule
The National Chicken Council (NCC) today voiced strong opposition to the “Transparency in Poultry Grower Contracting and Tournaments” proposed rule and called for its withdrawal, in comments filed with USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS).
NCC is deeply concerned that the proposed rule would have a devastating financial impact on the U.S. chicken industry by raising costs and administrative burdens, contributing to increased food prices for consumers, and ultimately destabilizing a successful compensation system for our growers.
“This isn’t about transparency,” said NCC President Mike Brown...
Perdue Recognized as Leader in Poultry Workplace Safety
The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council has awarded nine of Perdue's facilities its Award of Distinction, the Council's highest form of recognition for consistently implementing innovative and effective workplace safety health processes and systems. They were among 33 Perdue facilities across 14 states that received workplace safety awards at the 2022 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry in Destin, Fla.
"Workplace safety is an absolute at Perdue, including an unwavering commitment from management and an ongoing safety culture that engages all associates in maintaining a safe workplace environment," said...
Poultry Quarterly Q3 2022: Bullish Outlook With Strong Demand and Big Operational Challenges
The outlook for the global poultry industry for 2H 2022 is bullish, despite significant cost pressures and other operational challenges.
Demand is strong, with most countries open after adopting ‘living with Covid’ strategies. This is pushing up poultry demand, while global pressure on spending power and high food prices are also leading consumers toward the lowest-priced meat protein: poultry.
The biggest challenge for the industry is on the operational side. Feed and energy prices are higher than they have been in many years...
Nationwide Survey Reveals 81% of Americans Want Clearer Product Labeling of Plant-Based ‘Chicken’
The National Chicken Council (NCC) today announced findings from a recent national survey* of Americans regarding consumer attitudes about chicken and plant-based ‘chicken’ alternatives. Survey participants included individuals who consume meat and animal products, along with flexitarians, vegetarians and vegans. The results indicate the majority of Americans want clearer product labeling and separate shopping sections for plant-based products.
“When shopping for chicken to grill this Fourth of July weekend, people shouldn’t have to waste time at the grocery store dissecting whether they’re about to..."
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