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  • Neogen’s MDS named primary FSIS detection method
    LANSING, Mich. — Neogen® Corp. announced on June 10 that the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has named the Neogen Molecular Detection System as its primary method to be used for the detection of salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes testing for meat, poultry and egg products. FSIS has been using the Neogen Molecular Detection System for salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes for more than five years, attesting to the reliability and efficiency of the system, the company said, adding that as part of the new contract, the agency also selected Listeria spp. and the newly available Neogen Molecular Detection Assay 2. . . Register or Login to keep reading Thank you for your interest in accessing the complete content. To continue reading, please register for free. By registering, you'll gain full access to our valuable resources, updates, and insights. If you already have an account please Log In. The post Neogen’s MDS named primary FSIS detection method appeared first on poultrytimes.com. ... read more
    Published on 2024-06-14By Staff Edit
  • Neogen’s MDS named primary FSIS detection method
    LANSING, Mich. — Neogen® Corp. announced on June 10 that the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has named the Neogen Molecular Detection System as its primary method to be used for the detection of salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes testing for meat, poultry and egg products. FSIS has been using the Neogen Molecular Detection System for salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes for more than five years, attesting to the reliability and efficiency of the system, the company said, adding that as part of the new contract, the agency also selected Listeria spp. and the newly available Neogen Molecular Detection Assay 2. . . Register or Login to keep reading Thank you for your interest in accessing the complete content. To continue reading, please register for free. By registering, you'll gain full access to our valuable resources, updates, and insights. If you already have an account please Log In. The post Neogen’s MDS named primary FSIS detection method appeared first on poultrytimes.com. ... read more
    Published on 2024-06-14By Staff Edit
  • New Nebraska lab to bring precision agriculture to life
    LINCOLN, Neb. — In May, the USDA's Agricultural Research Service, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL), and Nebraska Innovation Campus broke ground on the new National Center for Resilient and Regenerative Precision Agriculture. The center will be located on the Nebraska Innovation Campus in Lincoln, Neb. According to the USDA, “it will primarily focus on the challenges and opportunities in agricultural innovation for the 21st century.” “There is a long history of scientific innovation and collaboration between ARS and UNL, typical of the USDA land-grant university partnerships across the country,” Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young, USDA chief scientist. . . Register or Login to keep reading Thank you for your interest in accessing the complete content. To continue reading, please register for free. By registering, you'll gain full access to our valuable resources, updates, and insights. If you already have an account please Log In. The post New Nebraska lab to bring precision agriculture to life appeared first on poultrytimes.com. ... read more
    Published on 2024-06-13By Elizabeth Bobenhausen
  • Smithfield Foods to purchase Cargill dry sausage facility
    SMITHFIELD, Va. — Smithfield Foods has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase a premier dry sausage production facility in Nashville, Tenn., from Cargill. The transaction will fuel Smithfield’s strategy of continued growth in the value-added packaged meats segment, enhancing its ability to serve growing demand for high-quality pepperoni, deli, charcuterie and other dry sausage products, the company noted. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to close by the end of July 2024 and is subject to customary closing conditions. “This transaction is a testament to our continued focus on. . . Register or Login to keep reading Thank you for your interest in accessing the complete content. To continue reading, please register for free. By registering, you'll gain full access to our valuable resources, updates, and insights. If you already have an account please Log In. The post Smithfield Foods to purchase Cargill dry sausage facility appeared first on poultrytimes.com. ... read more
    Published on 2024-06-13By Staff Edit
  • USPOULTRY provides course on safe response to HPAI events
    TUCKER, Ga. — The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association is offering a new training course entitled, “The Safe Response to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza.” The course provides educational instruction to industry workers on what avian influenza is; safe response methods; safe usage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); depopulation, decontamination and disposal methods; and general safety precautions. This training is intended to be a resource for workers and supervisors on safely responding to highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) events, the association notes, adding that the hazards and issues covered in this training are dynamic and require vigilance and flexibility. Users must. . . Register or Login to keep reading Thank you for your interest in accessing the complete content. To continue reading, please register for free. By registering, you'll gain full access to our valuable resources, updates, and insights. If you already have an account please Log In. The post USPOULTRY provides course on safe response to HPAI events appeared first on poultrytimes.com. ... read more
    Published on 2024-06-12By Staff Edit
  • Meet Wayne-Sanderson’s new AI secret weapon
    OAKWOOD, Ga. — Wayne-Sanderson Farms is introducing Sandy, the Chatbot. Sandy is a new feature that has been added to their website. According to the company, when consumers want information on how to prepare the chicken in their refrigerators, this is where the “revolutionary new artificial intelligence (AI) chicken chatbot comes in. Affectionally known as ‘Sandy’ and powered by OpenAI’s API for ChatGPT, consumers can start a chat on the Sanderson Farms website for quick cooking tips, fast recipe finds, helpful serving suggestions, and more.” “We are proud to introduce Sandy, the first-ever chicken chatbot tool. . . Register or Login to keep reading Thank you for your interest in accessing the complete content. To continue reading, please register for free. By registering, you'll gain full access to our valuable resources, updates, and insights. If you already have an account please Log In. The post Meet Wayne-Sanderson’s new AI secret weapon appeared first on poultrytimes.com. ... read more
    Published on 2024-06-12By Elizabeth Bobenhausen
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    Published on 2024-06-11By Staff Edit
  • NCPA & IEC announce Mindy Larsen as new CEO
    URBANDALE, Iowa — The North Central Poultry Association (NCPA) and the Iowa Egg Council (IEC) have announced Mindy Larsen as their new chief executive officer for both organizations. The open position is due to the upcoming retirement of the current CEO, Kevin Stiles. Larsen will begin her tenure July 2. Upon her selection, Larsen said, “Growing up on a family farm with row crops and livestock, my appreciation and passion for agriculture is deep rooted, and it is an honor to have been chosen to lead the North Central Poultry Association and Iowa Egg Council. I am excited to build on the success of these two great organizations and look forward to working with our members and partners in agriculture to further advocate for our poultry industry.” Larsen has worked as the vice president of government relations for the Iowa Corn Growers Association for nearly two decades and has an exceptional background which includes serving on the Iowa Corn Growers management team, and the coordination and implementation of policy (state and federal). Prior to her work with the Iowa Corn Growers Association, she worked for the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation advocating for farmers and for the Beving Law ... read more
    Published on 2024-06-11By Staff Edit
  • HPAI detected in Iowa dairy cattle herd
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa and the USDA confirmed a case of highly pathogenic avian influenza in a dairy cattle herd in O’Brien County, Iowa, on June 5. This makes Iowa the tenth state to report cases of the virus in cattle since this outbreak began earlier in the spring, and the first new state since April. This is the state’s first reported case of HPAI within a dairy herd, however on June 2 a case was reported on a commercial turkey flock in Cherokee County, Iowa, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship notes. States, in addition. . . Register or Login to keep reading Thank you for your interest in accessing the complete content. To continue reading, please register for free. By registering, you'll gain full access to our valuable resources, updates, and insights. If you already have an account please Log In. The post HPAI detected in Iowa dairy cattle herd appeared first on poultrytimes.com. ... read more
    Published on 2024-06-11By David Strickland
  • NPFDA announces its 2024 scholarship recipients
    ST. MARYS, Ga. — The National Protein & Food Distributors Association’s Scholarship Foundation has awarded scholarships to eight outstanding students from a vast number of qualified applicants, the association noted, adding that the NPFDA Scholarship Foundation was established in 1979. Eligible applicants were from NPFDA member companies or were children of an employee of a NPFDA member company who is enrolled full-time at a U.S.-based college or university, technical school, or a graduating high school senior pursuing a college degree in the fall. To apply, each student had to complete an application, author an essay, and then. . . Register or Login to keep reading Thank you for your interest in accessing the complete content. To continue reading, please register for free. By registering, you'll gain full access to our valuable resources, updates, and insights. If you already have an account please Log In. The post NPFDA announces its 2024 scholarship recipients appeared first on poultrytimes.com. ... read more
    Published on 2024-06-10By Staff Edit
  • The effects of bird flu in pets and other mammals
    GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Avian Influenza has been a concern for everyone since early spring. Bird flu is predominantly found in wild fowl and other poultry. Although, with this spring’s outbreaks, bird flu was found among dairy cattle in several states. This put health organizations in the United States on high alert. However, this is not the first-time bird flu has jumped from species to species. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the virus was found in cats Thailand in 2004, North Germany in 2006, Poland and South Korea in 2023. Other cases in cats, dogs, goat. . . Register or Login to keep reading Thank you for your interest in accessing the complete content. To continue reading, please register for free. By registering, you'll gain full access to our valuable resources, updates, and insights. If you already have an account please Log In. The post The effects of bird flu in pets and other mammals appeared first on poultrytimes.com. ... read more
    Published on 2024-06-10By Elizabeth Bobenhausen
  • Yingxin Zhao awarded Aviagen/CPRC Poultry Science Scholarship
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Aviagen® announces that University of Alberta graduate student Yingxin Zhao is this year’s recipient of the Poultry Science Scholarship. Part of Aviagen’s yearly contribution to the work of the Canadian Poultry Research Council, the award underscores Aviagen's commitment to advancing research and nurturing the next generation of industry leaders, the company noted, adding that as a longstanding supporter of the CPRC, Aviagen continues to invest in initiatives that promote a sustainable future for the poultry sector. Yingxin Zhao brings a wealth of expertise to her doctoral studies in animal science at the University of Alberta. . . Register or Login to keep reading Thank you for your interest in accessing the complete content. To continue reading, please register for free. By registering, you'll gain full access to our valuable resources, updates, and insights. If you already have an account please Log In. The post Yingxin Zhao awarded Aviagen/CPRC Poultry Science Scholarship appeared first on poultrytimes.com. ... read more
    Published on 2024-06-07By Staff Edit
  • USPOULTRY Poultry Processor Workshop offered master class in plant operations
    TUCKER, Ga. — Poultry industry professionals from around the country recently met in Nashville, Tenn., for the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association’s 2024 Poultry Processor Workshop. Attendees were provided with a wealth of resources for every aspect of plant operations, including leading effectively, meeting customer and regulatory requirements, incorporating new technology and collaborating between departments to maximize results. Clint Rivers, Wayne-Sanderson Farms president, CEO and chairman of the board, began the Poultry Processor Workshop with a discussion on leadership. A devotee of Dr. W. Edwards Deming, Rivers spoke about the importance of empowering people through leadership and focusing. . . Register or Login to keep reading Thank you for your interest in accessing the complete content. To continue reading, please register for free. By registering, you'll gain full access to our valuable resources, updates, and insights. If you already have an account please Log In. The post USPOULTRY Poultry Processor Workshop offered master class in plant operations appeared first on poultrytimes.com. ... read more
    Published on 2024-06-07By Staff Edit
  • TAMU specialist ‘egg-splores’ chicken egg differences
    COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Many people may be curious why chicken eggs can be different colors? Most eggs are white or brown, but they also come in other colors such as cream, pink, blue and green. In addition — and this is no “yolk” — some eggs are speckled. Nature has provided chickens with diverse color patterns for their feathers, skin patches and eggshells for various purposes, including camouflage to protect from predators and to denote individual identity. The color of an egg is primarily determined by the chicken’s genetics, said Dr. Gregory Archer, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service poultry. . . Register or Login to keep reading Thank you for your interest in accessing the complete content. To continue reading, please register for free. By registering, you'll gain full access to our valuable resources, updates, and insights. If you already have an account please Log In. The post TAMU specialist ‘egg-splores’ chicken egg differences appeared first on poultrytimes.com. ... read more
    Published on 2024-06-06By Guest Author
  • Third U.S. human bird flu case stemming from cattle outbreak
    GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Avian influenza is still highly active within the United States. Bird flu is found predominantly in wild fowl and other poultry. However, this is the first time that the disease has been seen to jump from birds to cattle. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention adds that the risk for human infection remains low. So far there have been three human cases of bird flu across the U.S. linked to the recent outbreaks in dairy cattle. Two cases have been reported in Michigan and one case in Texas. The first case caused symptoms of pink eye. . . Register or Login to keep reading Thank you for your interest in accessing the complete content. To continue reading, please register for free. By registering, you'll gain full access to our valuable resources, updates, and insights. If you already have an account please Log In. The post Third U.S. human bird flu case stemming from cattle outbreak appeared first on poultrytimes.com. ... read more
    Published on 2024-06-06By Elizabeth Bobenhausen