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MPF Convention gearing up for 42nd annual event ST. PAUL, Minn. — The nation’s largest regional poultry convention — the 42nd annual Midwest Poultry Federation (MPF) Convention — will be held March 12-14, 2013, at the Saint Paul RiverCentre in Saint Paul, Minn. “The MPF Convention will feature an exceptional education and trade show, along with several preshow events,” said MPF President Allen Behl, Behl Turkey Farm, Watertown, Wis. Behl represents the Wisconsin Poultry and Egg Industries Association on the MPF Board. “We are also thrilled to offer two exhibit halls that will offer plenty
of opportunity for attendees to visit one-on-one with vendors.” Approximately 40 speakers will cover a variety of topics for the turkey, egg layer, broiler and organic/ specialty poultry industries. MPF also is excited to report the expansion of its second Exhibit Hall, which debuted last year. The hall, conveniently adjacent to the main Exhibit Hall, will include even more booths and opens the door for more companies to participate in the event. “With over 20 percent growth in
our Exhibit Halls over the past six years, we think attendees will be very pleased when they visit the exhibit floor in March,” said Behl. The convention kicks off on March 12 with a Pre-Show Nutrition and Poultry Health Symposium, which will be coordinated jointly by MPF and the North Central Avian Disease Conference (NCADC), and the annual MPF Welcome Reception. “The Welcome Reception is one of our most popular events, and is a great opportunity to do some networking before the busy rush of the convention begins,” said Behl. Also bringing attendees in early will be the North Central Avian Disease Conference (NCADC) and the third annual Organic Egg Farmers of America Symposium. (Separate registration fees apply for these events.) The two exhibit halls and education workshops will run March 13-14. All events will be held at the Saint Paul RiverCentre in downtown St. Paul, Minn. New this year, on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning, March 14-15, the American Egg Board will hold a special speaker training for egg farmers. Details can be found at www.midwestpoultry.com/attendees/aeb/. Details on all MPF Convention events as well as online registration are available at www.midwestpoultry.com. The MPF is also on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MPFConvention) and Twitter (www.twitter. com/MPFConvention). The Twitter hashtag for the show is #mpf13. MPF’s primary purpose is to host an annual regional convention emphasizing on-farm poultry production. The convention’s goal is to offer innovative and compelling
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Midwest 2013: The Midwest Poultry Federation is getting ready for its 42nd Annual Convention in St. Paul, Minn., March 12-14. This premier regional event will feature more than 390 exhibits and approximately 40 speakers in its educational program.
Pittman Family Farms set to buy Zacky FRESNO, Calif. — The fate of poultry processor Zacky Farms is back up in the air after a Zacky family trust backed out of its bid to buy the troubled company in a bankruptcy auction. Pitman Family Farms in Sanger appears poised to take over Zacky — which could signal big changes for one of the nation’s largest turkey producers. Those changes could include how the birds are raised and processed and how many workers are needed to do the job. In court records filed Jan. 24 with the U.S. District Bankruptcy Court in Sacramento, attorneys for the
company reported that the Robert based Pitman Family Farms. The D. and Lillian D. Zacky Trust “de- Pitman company originally bid cided it would not go forward with more than $22 million at the bankthe sale at the present time.” ruptcy auction, and after the auction With its bid of $31.6 million, the increased its offer to $32.1 million, Zacky Trust was deemed the win- according to court documents. ning bidder for the company at a Attorneys for Zacky Farms rebankruptcy auction held recently ported that “the Zacky Trust’s unin San Francisco. The Zacky Trust willingness to go forward and close bid included provisions that nearly the sale . . . requires the debtor to all of Zacky Farms’ 1,000 or more proceed with the Pitman backup employees would keep their jobs, bid.” The company accepted the and would have kept the company Pitman bid on Jan. 23, court docuin the hands of its founder’s descen- ments state. The Zacky Trust has provided dants. Zacky Farms is now turning its attention to a second bidder, Sanger- See Zacky, Page 8
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MPF announces 2013 education program schedule ST. PAUL, Minn. — The 2013 Midwest Poultry Federation Convention has announced a comprehensive education program, featuring nearly 40 speakers from across the country covering the latest information and research at a variety of workshops for the turkey, egg, broiler and organic/specialty poultry industries. All workshops will be held at the 42nd annual 2013 MPF Convention, March 12-14, at the Saint Paul RiverCentre, St. Paul, Minn. “The MPF Convention has a long-standing reputation for excellence in education,” said MPF President Allen Behl, Behl Turkey Farm in Watertown, Wis., who represents the Wisconsin Poultry and Egg Industries on the MPF Board. “We aim to provide our attendees with
only the best speakers and topics that provide meaningful and useful learning tools for their farms and businesses.” Among the topics to be presented include egg layer housing performance and environmental impact, Newcastle disease, light turkey syndrome, salmonella, coccidiosis, poultry barn ventilation, poultry litter topics and much more. The full education schedule of 11 workshops — coordinated by Dr. Ken Koelkebeck of the University of Illinois, Dr. Darrin Karcher of Michigan State University, and several workshop chairpersons, will include: Tuesday, March 12 MPF & NCADC Joint Poultry Nutrition and Health Symposium
Dr. Sheila E. Purdum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, chairperson. “Implications of Changing Immune Function Through Nutrition in Poultry,” Dr. Doug Korver, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. “Dietary Influence on Vaccination,” Dr. David Caldwell, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. “Influence of Diet on Digestive Microflora and Gut Health of the Chicken,” Dr. Mahmoud Masadeh, Lallemand Animal Nutrition, Milwaukee, Wis. “Low Oil DDGS in Turkey and Laying Hen Rations,” Dr. Sally Noll, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minn.; and Dr. Sheila Purdum, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb. Wednesday, March 13 Turkey Grower Workshop Ron Kean, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis., chairperson. “Dissecting Light Turkey Syndrome to Improve Flock Performance,” Dr. Sally Noll, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minn.
“Top 5 Turkey Trends,” Dr. Steven Clark, Pfizer Animal Health Global Poultry, West Jefferson, N.C. “A 2020 View of the Turkey,” Paige Glover, Aviagen Turkeys Inc., Lewisburg, W.Va. Egg Production Workshop Brent Swanson, Lohmann Animal Health, Dassel, Minn., chairperson. “Salmonella: Create the Most Undesirable Environment,” Dr. Angela Shaw, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Speaker and topic TBD, Centurian Poultry Inc. “Overcoming Problems with Non-Confined Egg Production Flocks,” Dr. Simon Shane, professor and poultry consultant, Durham, N.C. Broiler Production Workshop Kelsey Campbell, GNP Co., St. Cloud, Minn., chairperson. “Air Velocity Management for
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MPF exhibit halls continue to expand ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Midwest Poultry Federation continues to expand the number of booths in its second Exhibit Hall at the 2013 MPF Convention. The hall — known as Roy Wilkins Hall — is conveniently adjacent to the main Exhibit Hall and the expansion opens the door for more companies to participate in the convention. “Over the last five years MPF has increased the number of booths in the Exhibit Hall by well over 20 percent,” said MPF President Allen Behl, Behl Turkey Farm, Watertown, Wis. “We continue that expansion this year, adding even more booth space in our second Exhibit Hall. It’s exciting to see that growth and know that MPF offers a positive experience for both exhibitors and
attendees.” Attendees at this year’s 2013 MPF Convention can expect approximately 392 booths in the main Exhibit Hall and the adjacent Roy Wilkins Exhibit Hall. Both the main Exhibit Hall and Roy Wilkins Exhibit Hall will be open March 13-14 at the Saint Paul RiverCentre in Saint Paul, Minn. Show floor hours will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on March 13 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on March 14. A current list of exhibiting companies is available at www.midwestpoultry.com, as well as in this issue of Poultry Times on page 12. More information can be obtained at the MPF website or at 763-6822171, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Poultry Hall of Fame announces five inductees COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The American Poultry Historical Society has inducted five individuals into the American Poultry Industry Hall of Fame. They are Dr. Louis C. Arrington, Dr. S. Allen Edgar, Dr. Hardy M. Edwards Jr., Jack Ray England and Dr. Bruce Glick. The APHS bestows the honor on a maximum of five individuals at three-year intervals. A bronze plaque bearing the image of each inductee will be on permanent display in the National Agricultural Library in Beltsville, Md.
Louis C. Arrington Arrington served as Extension poultry specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for 32 years and continued his service in 14 years of retirement. He helped to organize the Midwest Poultry Federation and served as secretarytreasurer and president and continues as a director of the organization. Arrington He also participated in the organization of the Midwest Poultry Consortium and currently serves as director to provide college level training in poultry science for students from the Midwest states. He is the current APHS treasurer. Awards include the National FFA Degree Award in 1955 and being named a Fellow in the Poultry Science Association in 1998. S. Allen Edgar Edgar (1916-2000) served as a medical officer in the South Pacific Theater during and following World War II. He joined the Department of Poultry Science faculty at Auburn
University in 1947, retiring as professor emeritus in 1986. He was a pioneer of poultry disease research. While at Auburn he developed several vaccines including the first vaccine against infectious bursal disease in chickens and the first vaccine against coccidiosis of chickens and turkeys. Edgar also discovered and named a new species of coccidia in chickens Edgar and was instrumental in development and commercialization of anticoccidial drugs and vaccines. His awards include Fellow of the Poultry Science Association, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow of the New York Academy of Science, member of the Alabama Poultry Industry Hall of Fame and member of the Auburn University College of Agriculture Alumni Association Hall of Fame.
Hardy M. Edwards Edwards (1929-2007), at age 23, gained his doctorate in animal nutrition and biochemistry from Cornell University. After serving two years in the U.S. Army, he returned to work as senior research biochemist at International Minerals and Chemical Corp. in Chicago. In 1957 he joined the Poultry Science faculty at the University of Georgia, starting a career that would span the next 50 years. He served as dean of the UGA Edwards
Graduate School from 1972 to 1979. Over his career he authored or co-authored more than 200 research papers, journal articles and conference proceedings. His work on tibial dyschondroplasia was significant in understanding the causes of and preventing the skeletal problem in broiler chickens. Awards included the American Feed Manufacturers Award, College of Agriculture Agriculture Alumni Society Faculty Award, National Broiler Research Award and the Ton Newman Memorial International Award. He was named a Guggenheim Fellow in 1971 and a Distinguished Professor at the University of Georgia in 1988.
Jack England England, founder of England Farms Inc. in Rison, Ark., pioneered the brokerage hatching egg business in the U.S. He created and standardized a business model to connect widely dispersed suppliers of broiler hatchEngland ing eggs with
markets in different regions of the country having a shortage of eggs. England’s company expanded this model globally and became an international exporter of broiler hatching eggs. In recognition of its success, the company was awarded the Presidential “E” Award for excellence in exporting by the U.S.Department of Commerce and President George H.W. Bush in 1989. He entered the poultry industry in 1955 with four chicken houses and a large flock of turkeys. During the next decades, England’s poultry companies owned and operated houses,a feed mill, a truck fleet and processing plants. His companies went on to establish markets in at least 17 other countries and regions including Canada, North Africa, South America, Europe, Mexico, the Philippines and the Caribbean.
Bruce Glick Glick (1927-2009) joined the Mississippi State University faculty in 1955 and rose to Full Professor rank and ultimately was named Giles Distinguished Professor, that institution’s highest faculty honor. In 1986 he became head of the Clemson University Poultry Science Department, where he served until 1995. His doctorate research at Ohio
State University focused on the bursa of Fabricius, an organ unique to birds. Glick and fellow graduate student Timothy S. Chang discovered that Glick by removing the bursa at an early age significantly impaired a chicken’s ability to produce antibody. This discovery fueled additional research on the bursa of Fabricius’ immunological function advancing agricultural and biomedical science. His research expanded knowledge of poultry across physiology, endocrinology, genetics, behavior and anatomy as well as immunology. First Mississippi Corp., Mississippi Academy of Sciences, MSU Alumni Association and Gamma Sigma Delta bestowed awards for his research. He was active in professional societies and received the 1978 Merck Award for Achievement in Poultry Science. He was chosen a Fellow of both the Poultry Science Association and the American Association for the Advanced of Science. He served on the Scientific Advisory Board of Embrex Inc.
Stay in touch with MPF via social media ST. PAUL, Minn. — Attendees, exhibitors and even those who won’t be able to attend the Midwest Poultry Federation (MPF) Convention in person can join in the conversation using these social media platforms: Facebook — www.facebook. com/MPFConvention Twitter — @MPFConvention (or www.twitter.com/MPFConvention) with Twitter hashtag #mpf13. If you are on Twitter, MPF encourages you to Tweet about your
MPF Convention experience using the hashtag #mpf13. This is a great way to get the conversation rolling about the show — before, during and even after the event, the federation notes. “MPF will also have at least one live Twitter feed displayed at the show in March, so people can watch and read what others are saying about the 2013 MPF Convention,” said MPF President Allen Behl, Behl Turkey Farm, Watertown, Wis.
New mobile app Coming in February, MPF will debut a brand new MPF Convention app for smartphone and tablet devices — including Apple and Android phones. Find the show schedule, show floor maps, exhibit list and more all in one convenient place. Watch the MPF website for further details in February. Details on all MPF Convention events are available at www.midwestpoultry.com or 763-682-2171.
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Program would certify agricultural water quality By Steve Olson
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BUFFALO, Minn. — I just returned from an awesome IPPE. Now my attention shifts to the home stretch for the 42nd annual MPF (Midwest Poultry Federation) trade show and convention. We have a great slate of presenters for our educational program and have a full-complement of exOlson hibitors for our expanded trade show floor. For information on exhibiting companies and the educational program check out our website at www.midwestpoultry. com. Also follow us on Twitter (@ MPFConvention) and use hashtag #mpf13; and on Facebook — www. facebook.com/MPFConvention.
Restoring trust One of the long-standing signature events at MPF is our Fellowship Breakfast. The title “Fellowship Breakfast” is nostalgic and continues to accurately reflect the Steve Olson is executive director of the Midwest Poultry Federation, Minnesota Turkey Growers Association, Chicken & Egg Association of Minnesota, and Minnesota Turkey Research & Promotion Council, with offices in Buffalo, Minn.
positive and inspiring messages of our keynote speakers. We have had nationally recognized speakers such as Trent Loos, Matt Lahr and Renae Rongen; on March 14th we continue that tradition with David Horsager and his talk entitled “The Trust Edge,” based on his recent book of the same title. In researching for his book, he identified Eight Pillars of Trust: Clarity, Compassion, Character, Competency, Commitment, Connection, Contribution and Consistency. The significance of this topic has become more relevant to agriculture today as activist groups vigorously challenge modern agriculture. Their tactics of misinformation to consumers erodes consumers’ trust in our food production system. Mr. Horsager brings a perspective that we need to apply to our farm businesses. Farmers should incorporate a public outreach component to their business plan that includes shoring, and if necessary, restoring trust among their neighbors and the broader community, local and urban, about how and why we produce food the way we do. Unfortunately space is limited at the Fellowship Breakfast so register early at www.midwestpoultry.com. David’s book “The Trust Edge: How Top Leaders Gain Faster Results, Deeper Relationships, and a Stronger Bottom Line” is available on Amazon.com and major bookstores including those in airports across the country.
Update: Water quality In January of 2012, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton entered
into a Memorandum of Understanding with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson and USDA Secretary Vilsack to develop an Ag Waters Certification Program in Minnesota. A committee was created and met from June through November. Their recommendations for the program were released in December. The report can be found at: http://www. mda.state.mn.us/~/media/Files/ protecting/waterprotection/mawqcpadcomrecs2012.ashx In short the report includes six recommendation areas: Pilot Projects — The com1. missioner (of agriculture) will select projects to be conducted in three regions of Minnesota. The duration of each project will be three years and should be representative of agriculture diversity in the region. Certification Program 2. Operations — The certification will include all components of a farm operation — crops and livestock and allowances for differentiation between rented and owned land. Certification Program 3. Measurement Tool — Endorses, with modifications, the Natural Resources Conservation Service Water Quality Index tool and the Conservation Measurement Tool used for the Conservation Stewardship Program. Certification Program 4. Certainty — Recommend that “certainty” be provided to certified farmers for a 10 year term with an optional review at three-year intervals (voluntary). If a farmer chooses to incorporate approved updates the “certainty” term is extended for 10 years. Certainty Program Data 5. Management — Recommendation that some farmer and agricultural operation data be private (business practices, financial records, personal data). Aggregate conservation management not be identified by specific farm or farmer, but be publicly reported for program analysis and assessment. Certification Program In6. centives — Possible incentives to include property tax credit; conser-
vation funding/technical assistance priority; participant recognition; streamlining processes for administration, record keeping and review; promoting demonstration of measurement tools to farmers and the public; promoting partnerships; crop insurance and liability insurance discounts; and access to government funding programs (Legacy, NGO, state and federal). These recommendations will be dscussed at the Minnesota legislature.
What’s certainty? The committee agrees that certainty: Is offered by the executive
branch of Minnesota state government; Is not an exemption from any existing rules or statutes, but certification constitutes compliance with all applicable existing rules or statutes at time of certification; Applies to a certified operation’s land; Requires that the implementation of recommended practices and certification be maintained, but will provide sufficient grace period if extreme weather or other causes beyond the control of the producer temporarily prevent maintaining practices and management for cer-
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NCADC continues partnership with MPF Convention ST. PAUL, Minn. — For the nineth straight year, the 64th annual North Central Avian Disease Conference (NCADC) will precede the Midwest Poultry Federation (MPF) Convention on March 11-12, 2013, at the Saint Paul RiverCentre, St. Paul, Minn. There is a separate registration fee to attend this event. NCADC attendees may register through MPF, either online or using the pre-registration form via fax/mail. “We’re proud of our partnership with NCADC, which always offers an excellent program of speakers and topics. NCADC offers provides our attendees further educational and networking opportunities, conveniently located in the same facility as the MPF Convention,” said MPF President Allen Behl, Behl Turkey Farm, Watertown, Wis.
New this year is a joint NCADC and MPF Pre-Show Nutrition and Poultry Health Symposium, to be held the afternoon of March 12. Full schedule is as follows: Monday, March 11 7-7:50 a.m. — Registration & Continental Breakfast 7:50-8 a.m. — Welcome Scientific Presentations 8-8:45 a.m. — Holly Sellers, Keynote presentation, Enteric Virus Research: Past & Present 8:45 a.m.-2:15 p.m. — Student and other short scientific presentations 2:15-2:45 p.m. — Break Symposium on Current Animal Health Issues 2:45-3:15 p.m. — Mohamed El Gazzar, Mycoplasma updates 3:15-3:45 p.m. — Bruce Charl-
ton, IBDV situation in California 3:45-4:15 p.m. — Jan Pederson, Update on Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease 4:15-4:45 p.m. — Chang-Won Lee, Swine influenza: Influence on Human and Turkey Health 4:45-5:15 p.m. — Mo Saif, Roundtable discussion 5:15-5:45 p.m. — Business Meeting 6-8 p.m. — Awards Banquet Tuesday, March 12 — Symposium continues 8-8:30 a.m — Laszlo Zsak, Research on Enteric Disease at USDAARS-SEPRL 8:30-9 a.m. — Sagar M. Goyal, Enteric Viruses and Light Turkey Syndrome 9-9:30 a.m. — Timothy Johnson, E. coli Pathogenesis
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tification; Applies only to agricultural or land management practices that could affect water quality; and, Does not apply to new requirements resulting from new statutes or court judgments. Subject to these limitations, certainty means the following: For Farmers: (1) No new state rules originating from the executive branch pertaining to water quality protection will be applied to certified farms during the period of certification; (2) Certified farms will be considered to be meeting their contributions to any targeted reductions of pollutants during the period of certification; and (3) Certified farmers are recognized as responsible protective stewards of their land and water quality. For the Public: (1) Assurance that farmers are
meeting or exceeding all applicable water quality rules and regulations; (2) Assurance that farmers are committed to achieving water quality goals and standards; (3) Assurance that we will see measurable progress over time; and (4) Guarantees of a public / private partnership to enhance water quality Further, the committee recommends that the commissioner could pursue legislation to develop a statutory standing for certainty, and seek endorsement of MAWQCP (Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program) by townships and counties.
Connect with us Engaging in social media is a way of business today. Coordinating, connecting and communicating is the heart of successful social media programs. I encourage you to connect with Minnesota’s poultry industry through our social media. We are
very active and want to extend our messaging to consumers through you. Check out Minnesota poultry industry on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube: Facebook: www.facebook.com/MinnesotaTurkey www.facebook.com/MinnesotaChicken www.facebook.com/MPFConvention Twitter: @MinnesotaTurkey, @ MNChicken and @MPFConvention (hashtag #mpf13) Websites: www.minnesotaturkey.com, www.mnchicken.org and www.midwestpoultry.com YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/minnesotaturkey and www.youtube.com/midwestpoultry Parts of this column are reprinted by permission from Gobbles magazine, the monthly publication of the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association.
9:30-10 a.m. — Ching Ching Wu, Alternative to Antibiotics 10-10:30 a.m. — Break 10:30-11 a.m. — Gorica Spasojevic, Troubleshooting Case Reports from the Field 11-11:30 a.m. — Patty Dunn, Troubleshooting and Other Diagnostically Challenging Conditions 11:30 a.m.-noon — John Brown, Use of Dewormers in Cage-Free Layers Noon-1 p.m. — Steve Collett, Simplifying Intestinal Health Management: Seed, Feed and Weed (Alltech sponsored presentation – Box lunch provided for NCADC registered attendees) NCADC & MPF Joint Symposium on Nutrition and Health 1:30-2:15 p.m. — Dr. Doug Korver, Implications of Changing Immune Function Through Nutrition in Poultry 2:15-3 p.m. — Dr. David Caldwell, Dietary Influence on Vac-
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Perdue purchases Draper Valley Farms assets in Washington SALISBURY, Md. — Perdue Foods announces that it has purchased the leased assets of its Draper Valley Farms operation in Washington state. Perdue acquired Draper Valley Farms — and the leases — as part of its June 2011 purchase of Coleman Natural Foods. This announced purchase of assets includes a processing plant in Mount Vernon, a feed mill in Chehalis and several company-operated poultry farms. Terms of the sale were not disclosed “Purchasing the physical assets of Draper Valley Farms underscores our commitment to supporting and growing our organic and no-antibiotics-ever, free range business through Draper Valley, and to the continued support of the Draper Valley Farms® and Ranger® brands in the Northwest,” said Jim Leighton, president, Perdue Foods. “The purchase of Coleman Natural Foods was a major investment in our future and key to our strategy of elevating our portfolio of brands and products. Coleman Natural is the pioneering company in organic chicken, just as Perdue was the pioneer in branding chicken,” Leighton said. “The purchase of the leased assets is a long-term investment in Draper Valley as Perdue Foods continues to move away from the production-driven model of the majority of the poultry industry. Our future is in focusing on premium products and brands that provide consumers trusted choices.” Since acquiring Coleman Natural Foods, Perdue Foods has become a leading producer of USDA-certified organic chicken and of no-antibiotics-ever poultry, the company said. More information can be obtained at www.perdue.com.
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Other Business News Hormel Foods notes accomplishments AUSTIN, Minn. — During its annual shareholder meeting Hormel Foods Corp. celebrated a number of achievements met during fiscal year 2012, as well as the role of research and development in those accomplishments. Jeffery M. Ettinger, chairman of the board, president and CEO at Hormel Foods, offered insights on the company’s recent growth and shared highlights from the year, including: The delivered sales growth of 4 percent, ending the year at a record $8.2 billion, with all five segments registering increases, as well as increasing the annual dividend for the 47th consecutive year. Hormel Foods meeting its “Go for $2B by 2012” goal by achieving $2 billion in total sales from new products created since 2000 by the end of fiscal year 2012. And showcasing the team finalists of the company’s annual Best of the Best and Sustainability Best of the Best competitions. Dr. Phillip L. Minerich, vice president of Research and Development at Hormel Foods, delivered the meeting’s featured presentation, in which he discussed how science, safety and collaboration are central to the company’s innovation strategy. Minerich provided the audience with an overview of the practices and procedures that allow Hormel Foods to produce great-tasting, safe and innovative products. During fiscal year 2012, Hormel Foods experienced record dollar sales of $8.2 billion, up 4 percent from the previous year; increased net earnings per share by 7 percent over 2011; and registered sales increases in all five operating segments year over year. Grocery Products were up 10 percent; Refrigerated Foods up 1 percent; Jennie-O Turkey Store up 6 percent; Specialty Foods up 11 percent; and All Other (International)
up 7 percent. More information can be obtained at www.hormelfoods.com.
Aviagen notes 60th year at Expo HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — As poultry industry professionals from around the world gathered in Atlanta, Ga., recently for this year’s International Production & Processing Expo, Aviagen celebrated its 60th year of participation at the show. Aviagen’s booth featured its three global broiler breeder brands — Ross, Indian River and Arbor Acres. Under a show theme of “Together We Breed Success,” Aviagen representatives shared with attendees the latest information about best management practices, newest field trials performance, innovative research & development technology and techniques, new products and improvements that will impact poultry performance in the future, the company said. Aviagen also announces the release of new Parent Stock Handbooks for the Arbor Acres, Ross and Indian River brands. These handbooks are available on the Aviagen website. These comprehensive handbooks are designed to provide Aviagen customers with the most up-to-date information to enable them to optimize the health, welfare and performance of their stock, the company said. “IPPE continues to be an important international event for Aviagen and the poultry industry. It presents a unique opportunity to meet and share knowledge with our global customers, suppliers, and partners,” said Ben Thompson, president, Aviagen North America. “Our focus on these relationships is the cornerstone of our presence at the show and is the essence behind our theme of ‘Together We Breed Success.’” More information can be obtained www.aviagen.com.
Alltech survey shows feed increases LEXINGTON, Ky. — The world is producing 959 million tons of feed and has increased its production by at least 4 percent in the last year, according to the 2013 Global Feed Tonnage Survey released by Alltech. Alltech assessed the compound feed production of 134 countries in December 2012, through information obtained in partnership with local feed associations and Alltech’s sales team, who visit more than 26,000 feed mills annually. “The 2013 publication of the annual year-end assessment by Alltech is being released as an industry outlook resource for the new calendar year and will hopefully allow governments, non-governmental organizations and the greater public to appreciate the value that the feed industry is generating globally,” said Aidan Connolly, vice president of Alltech and director of Alltech’s annual Global Feed Tonnage Survey. Among the 134 countries assessed in Alltech’s survey, China was reaffirmed as the chief producer of feed at 191 million tons and an estimated 10,000 feed mills. Consistent with late 2011 assessments, the United States and Brazil followed with 179 million tons produced by 5,251 feed mills and 66 million tons produced by 1,237 feed mills, respectively. Overall, a 26 million ton increase was observed in BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) year to date. Asia continues to be the world’s number one producing region at 350 million tons. However, Africa exceeded Asia in percent growth over 2011 results, increasing its tonnage nearly 15 percent from 47 million in 2011 to 54 million in 2012. Globally, the survey identified 26,240 feed mills, with North America and Europe serving as home to more than half of them. The Middle (Continued on next page)
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East was estimated to have the largest feed mills, with an average of more than 63,000 tons produced per mill. Sixty percent of feed produced globally is pelleted, with percentages particularly high in Europe. When analyzed by species, the survey showed: ď‚— Poultry continues to dominate with a 43 percent share of the feed market at 411 million tons, likely due to religious and taste preferences as well as cost. It grew by approximately 8 percent over 2011 estimates. Sixty percent of all poultry feed tonnage is dedicated to broilers, with the rest fed to egg layers, turkeys, duck and other fowl. ď‚— The pig feed sector matched poultryâ€™s 8 percent growth, moving to 218 million tons globally. ď‚— The ruminant feed market, comprising dairy, beef and small ruminants, grew more than 13 percent between late 2011 and December 2012, and now requires 254 million tons. ď‚— Equine feed tonnage increased almost 17 percent to 10.8 million tons. ď‚— Aquaculture is the fastest growing species sector by tonnage with growth greater than 55 percent since 2011. ď‚— Pet food represents 20.5 million tons, 40 percent of which are produced in the United States, but Brazil continues to make considerable advances in this sector. â€œAs we look to the demands of the future, chiefly the feeding of 9 billion people by 2050, these survey results should stir optimism and resolve within our feed and food industries,â€? said Dr. Pearse Lyons, president of Alltech. â€œOur global feed industry is rising to the challenge, and weâ€™re seeing growth across the board. Moreover, weâ€™re seeing it in some particularly key areas- BRIC, Africa and aquaculture.â€? Alltech also noted that global feed production has traditionally been difficult to quantify because many countries lack a national feed association. For this reason, Alltech began in late 2011 to leverage its global presence to obtain a finer es-
timate of the worldâ€™s feed tonnage. The results of the annual year-end assessment are announced in January as an industry outlook resource for the new calendar year, the company said.
Cattle & hog prices expected to rise COLUMBIA, Mo. â€” Cattle prices are expected to set new records in 2013, while hog prices are expected to have their second highest year ever. High feed costs have led to lower numbers of animals, which University of Missouri Extension agricultural economist Ron Plain says is why meat prices will be going up. â€œThe U.S. meat supply per capita has been steadily declining,â€? Plain said during the 2013 MU Extension Winter AgMarketing Outlook Conference. â€œItâ€™s expected that 2013 will be the seventh consecutive year with less meat per person, down 22 pounds from 2006 and the lowest per capita supply since 1991.â€? Slaughter steer, yearling and slaughter cow prices all reached record highs in 2012. It was the third straight year for steers to set record prices and the second consecutive year for both yearlings and slaughter cows. â€œThe expectation is that all three will set new price records again in 2013,â€? Plain said. â€œWe are not yet to the peak in cattle prices.â€? Hogs have also been hit by the high cost of feed. Plain says there is a high correlation between the price of corn and the break-even cost for hog production. Even so, surveys show some producers are looking to expand. â€œIf we look out ahead of us and anticipate good crops and lower feed prices, there is reason to think hog producers will want to expand despite the tough financial year last year,â€? Plain said. â€œOn average, the typical hog sold for a $12 loss in 2012, but it looks like if you give the hog industry more feed theyâ€™ll expand hog numbers.â€? The number of farrowing sows this spring is forecast to be down 1.9
percent, a modest reduction. â€œIt looks a bit down this year in the number of litters to be farrowed,â€? Plain said. â€œBut pigs per litter keep going up, so most likely any reduction in the number of sows being farrowed will be covered by more pigs per litter, so weâ€™ll end up with the same to maybe a few more pigs born in 2013 than what we had last year.â€? The calf crop is expected to be smaller than last year. Plain says that 2012 was the 17th consecutive year with a smaller calf crop. With the shrinking herd and tightening supplies, Plain thinks 2014 prices will be even higher than 2013. â€œThe forecast for the coming year is 4.3 percent less beef than a year ago, 0.2 percent more pork, 0.4 percent less chicken, and 0.3 percent more turkey,â€? Plain said. â€œTotal meat production is forecast to be down 1.3 percent. The population will grow about 0.9 percent, so itâ€™s about 2.2 percent less meat per person, unless we see a big jump in meat imports.â€?
Tractor Supply notes new FFA scholarship BRENTWOOD, Tenn. â€” As an extension of its sponsorship with the National FFA Foundation, Tractor Supply Co. has recently announced a new scholarship program to assist FFA members in their pursuit of a college degree. The Growing Scholars program will be supported nationally by each of the more than 1,150 Tractor Supply stores Feb. 15-24, which includes National FFA Week. Tractor Supply customers can donate $1 at store registers during the checkout process to support local FFA chapters and their members. Ninety percent of funds raised through Tractor Supplyâ€™s Growing Scholars program will be utilized to fund scholarships for FFA members. The remaining 10 percent of donations will benefit state FFA organizations. â€œThis program will provide critical funding to FFA members who intend to pursue a college degree and local FFA chapters that enrich the
Business lives of young members by teaching life skills, citizenship and leadership qualities,â€? said Tractor Supply President and CEO Greg Sandfort. â€œFor us, this is an outstanding way to support our current and future customers and future team members and a way to give back to the 1,100-plus unique communities we serve.â€? To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be current FFA members and either high school seniors or a freshman, sophomore or junior college student seeking a two- or four-year degree or other specialized training program. Major areas of study will also be considered when determining scholarship recipients. â€œWe are extremely grateful to Tractor Supply and its customers for supporting FFA, student and alumni members and agriculture education in general,â€? said National FFA Foundation Executive Director Robert K. Cooper. In addition to the Growing Scholars program, Tractor Supply and the National FFA Foundation have many other joint initiatives, including the FFA horse evaluation career development event, National FFA
Week and the annual National Association of Agricultural Educators Conference. At an individual store level, Tractor Supply continually hosts fund-raising events and works closely with local FFA chapters and high school agriculture advisors to provide resources and leverage synergies, the company said. â€œLocal high school agricultural advisors and FFA chapters feel at home in their local Tractor Supply stores,â€? said John Wendler, senior vice president of marketing at Tractor Supply. â€œThese groups often host fund-raising events at our stores to raise money for community projects, like building a school greenhouse, a new bridge in a public park or an animal care lab. Our stores also work with local FFA members to support specific programs and proficiencies by providing demonstrations from knowledgeable Tractor Supply employees and our vendor partners, which brings significant value to both organizations.â€? Tractor Supply has been a sponsor of the National FFA Foundation for 27 years. More information can be obtained at www.tractorsupply.com.
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MPF convention general information •Convention ST. PAUL, Minn. — The following provides some quick facts and general information about the 2013 Midwest Poultry Federation Convention: The 42nd annual Midwest Poultry Federation (MPF) Convention will run March 12-14, 2013, at the Saint Paul RiverCentre. The Pre-Show Nutrition Symposium and Welcome Reception will be held March 12. Exhibit Hall and education sessions with more than 40 speakers are scheduled for March 13-14. The 64th Annual North Central Avian Disease Conference will precede the MPF Convention on March 11-12. (Separate registration fee applies.) The Organic Egg Farmers of America will hold its 3rd annual symposium at the Saint Paul RiverCentre on March 12. (Separate registration fee may apply.) During the last five years MPF has increased the number of booths in the Exhibit Hall by more than 20 percent, opening the door for more companies to participate. In 2013, exhibit space continues to expand into a second hall, conveniently adjacent to the main Exhibit Hall. Details on all events are available at www.midwestpoultry.com. Registration for the MPF Convention is available for the following cateogries:
— Farmer/Processor Attendees: $25 (prior to Feb. 15) and $35 onsite. Farmer/Processor attendees include owners, managers or employees of a turkey, egg, broiler or gamebird company or farm. — Allied Individuals (non-exhibitors) $150/person (prior to Feb. 15) and $160 onsite. Allied Individuals are those companies who will do business at the show but do not lease booth . — Government personnel, university personnel and poultry nonprofit/association personnel - $25 (prior to Feb. 15) and $35 onsite. — Complimentary for university students, spouses and children under 18 attending with a paid registrant. (All complimentary registrants must show proper I.D.) All registration fees include the Pre-Show Nutrition Symposium, Welcome Reception, and two days of exhibits and workshops. Fees are separate to attend the North Central Avian Disease Conference and the Organic Egg Farmers of America Symposium. For the latest hotel availability, visit www.midwestpoultry.com/hotels. For more information or to receive registration and hotel reservation information, visit www.midwestpoultry.com; Ph: 763-682-2171; Fax: 763-6825546; or e-mail: email@example.com.
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information to attendees through a balanced offering of exhibits and educational workshops. MPF’s mission is to conduct and support those educational, promotional and policy advocacy issues that will enhance the viability and growth of the poultry industry. Revenue generated by the convention goes back to MPF’s members and to support various poultry programs, the federation noted.
Proceedings MPF has also announced that the 2013 Proceedings will be available during the upcoming MPF Convention. The MPF Proceedings is an excellent way to review all the edu-
cational materials presented at the 2013 MPF Convention, the federation notes. This year the Proceedings will be offered on a USB flash drive, which easily connects to any computer with a USB port. “Featuring over 40 speakers in 11 workshops, the MPF Proceedings is a great take-home piece to refer back to long after the convention ends,” Behl said. The MPF Proceedings is available on USB flash drive only (sorry, no books or CD-ROMs). Preregistration for a copy can be made online at www.midwestpoultry.com or by fax/mail. Note: The Proceedings will be available for pick-up onsite at the Registration Desk. More information can be obtained at www.midwestpoultry.com.
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up to $71 million in financing to keep the company operating through the bankruptcy until it could be sold. A court hearing to finalize a sale of the company was set for Jan. 28, but Pitman Family Farms has requested until Feb. 15 to close the purchase. Court records indicate that the Zacky Trust would be required to continue to finance the company’s operation until the sale is confirmed. Pitman Family Farms produces and sells chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese under the Mary’s Free Range brand. The company is known for its free-range and organic poultry and supplies birds to the Whole Foods Market chain and local shops including Kristina’s Natural Ranch
Market in Fresno. In 2010, the company became the first major poultry producer in California to begin using a more humane method of knocking chickens out with gas instead of a jolt of electricity before slaughter. If the Pitman purchase is approved by the bankruptcy court, it would include virtually all Zacky Farms assets, including turkey processing plants in Fresno and Stockton, corporate offices in Fresno, two Fresno warehouses, a turkey hatchery in Kerman and 16 company-owned ranches in Fresno and Kings counties. David Pitman, of Pitman Family Farms, said he was limited on what he could say about the sale — including whether all of Zacky Farms’ 1,000-plus employees in Fresno, Tulare, Kings, San Joaquin
and Los Angeles counties will get to keep their jobs. “What I can say, is that for the immediate future there are many birds to be processed so a vast majority of the employees will be retained,” Pitman said. “But we need to turn this company around and that will take a lot of work.” Pitman already is a popular niche brand among consumers, and David Pitman said the purchase of Zacky will help the company increase its market share. “We have great support from our customers, and these facilities and farms give us the ability to grow,” he said. The Pitmans’ current line of poultry are organic, not given antibiotics and are free range. And they intend to raise the Zacky birds in a similar way. “There will be many changes in production,” Pitman said.
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Optimum Performance,” Dr. Joseph L. Purswell, USDA Agricultural Research Service Poultry Research Unit, Mississippi State, Miss. “Broiler Lameness,” Dr. Deirde Johnson, GNP Co., St. Cloud, Minn. “Controlling Coccidiosis in Broilers,” Dr. Hector Cervantes, Phibro Animal Health, Athens, Ga. Organic and Specialty Poultry Production Workshop Dr. Jacqueline Jacob, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky., chairperson. “Euthanasia — Why, When and How?” Dr. R.M. Fulton, Michigan State University, Lansing, Mich. “Natural Ventilation in Organic Poultry Houses,” Dr. Morgan Hayes, USDA Agricultural Research Service Meat and Animal Research Center, Clay Center, Neb. “Organic Processing of Poultry,” Dr. Casey M. Owens, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark. Turkey Breeder Workshop Dr. Mike Lilburn, Ohio State University, Wooster, Ohio, chair-
person. “The Challenges of In Ovo Vaccinations in Turkeys,” Christopher J. Williams, Pfizer Animal Health Global Poultry. “How to Inspect What You Expect and Improve Poultry Quality,” Michelle Behl, Willmar Poultry Co./Ag Forte, Willmar, Minn. “Nutrition and Reproduction: A Major Relationship for Breeding Efficiency,” Sylvain Briere, Hybrid Turkeys, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. Turkey Processing Workshop Dr. Doug Ahn, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, chairperson. “Inactivation of Salmonella and Campylobacter in Turkey Meat,” Christopher Sommers, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Wyndmour, Pa. “Pathogen Interventions on Parts and Ground Turkey Products,” Dr. Shelly McKee, Auburn University, Auburn, Ala. “New USDA Regulations for Safer Meat: Implications for Smalland Medium-Size Processors,” Dr. Aubrey Mendonca, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. Poultry Litter Management
Workshop Dr. Darrin Karcher, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich., chairperson. “Managing Litter Ammonia with Repeated Applications of Litter Amendment,” Dr. Joseph L. Purswell, USDAAgricultural Research Service Poultry Research Unit, Mississippi State, Miss. “The Use of Bacteria to Control Ammonia and Pathogens in Broiler Litter,” Dr. Kenneth S. Macklin, Auburn University, Auburn, Ala. “Harnessing Heat from Litter: Using Litter as Your Heat Source and Your Fertilizer,” Jim O’Brien, Triea Systems, Frederick, Md. Thursday, March 14 Simmering Issues Workshop Dr Ken Koelkebeck, University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill., chairperson. “Performance of Hens in Three Different Housing Systems,” Dr. Darrin Karcher, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich. “Environmental Impact of Three Hen Housing Systems,” Dr. Hongwei Xin, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
MPF 2013 schedule — at a glance ST. PAUL, Minn. — The following at-a-glance agenda provides a brief overview of the events of this year’s Midwest Poultry Federation Convention here, March 11-15. All events will be at the RiverCentre.
March 11-12 North Central Avian Disease Conference (separate fee applies). Organic Egg Farmers of America Symposium (separate fee and registration process applies). March 12 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: On-site registration, badge pick-up.
1:30-5 p.m.: Joint MPF-NCADC Pre-Show Nutrition & Health Symposium. 5-7 p.m.: Welcome reception.
March 13 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.: On-site registration, badge pick-up. 8:30-10:30 a.m.: Three concurrent workshops — Turkey Growing, Egg Production and Broiler Production. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.: Exhibit Hall open. 3-5 p.m.: Four concurrent workshops — Poultry Litter Management, Turkey Breeder, Turkey Processing and Organic & Specialty Poultry.
March 14 7 a.m.-1 p.m.: On-site registration, badge pick-up. 7:30-9 a.m.: Fellowship Breakfast 9 a.m.-1 p.m.: Exhibit Hall open. 9-11 a.m.: Workshop — Simmering Issues. 11 a.m.-noon: MPF Omelet Demo & free omelets (in Roy Wilkins Exhibit Hall). Noon-2 p.m.: Two concurrent workshops — Turkey Health and Pullet/Layer Health. March 14-15 American Egg Board speakers workshop (egg farmers only, separate registration required).
“The Evolution of Newcastle Disease Virus of Low Virulence,” Dr. Patti J. Miller, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Athens, Ga. Pullet/Layer Health Workshop Dr. Mick Fulton, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich., chairperson. “Current Health Issues Dealing with the New European Housing Systems,” Dr. Atoussa Mazaheri, Lohmann Tierzucht, Cuxhaven, Germany. “Managing Commercial Layers for a Single Lay Cycle,” Dr. Travis Schaal, Hy-Line International, Dallas Center, Iowa. “Current Health Issues in Egg Production,” Dr. Daniel Wilson, Rose Acre Farms, Seymour, Ind. “Smoldering Disease Issues in
Layers — FDN, Cocci and Soft Bones,” Dr. Eric Gingerich, Diamond V, Zionsville, Ind. Turkey Health Workshop Randy Olsen, Best Veterinary Solutions Inc., Willmar, Minn. “Why HVT Vectored Vaccines Work in Turkeys,” Dr. Joan Schrader, Merck Animal Health. “The Proper Stabilization of Vaccines for the Drinking Water and Spray Vaccination,” Cully Wilson, Animal Science Products Inc., Nacogdoches, Texas. “Proper Preparation and Administration of Vaccines at the Hatchery,” Michelle Behl, Willmar Poultry Co./Ag Forte, Willmar, Minn. More information about the education programs can be obtained from MPF at 763-682-2171 or www.midwestpoultry.com.
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D.C. USDA celebrates Bird Health Week WASHINGTON — USDA is celebrating Bird Health Awareness Week on Feb. 24 through March 2, to help promote healthy practices for raising backyard birds. A free webinar — Growing Chicks into Healthy Chickens — will be presented on Feb. 28 by three poultry experts who will share information about buying and raising healthy poultry and how to keep them free from disease and predators. The webinar will take from 2-3 p.m. EST. Hosing the webinare are Andy Schneider, also known as “The Chicken Wisperer,” a national radio personality who serves as the Biosecurity for Birds campaign spokesman; Dr. Claudia Dunkley, a poultry scientist at he University of Georgia; and Dr. Martin Smeltzr, a USDA poultry veterinarian. To register for the webinar, go to htttp://healthychickens.webex.com and enter the password: Chickens. m m m
AMIF schedules worker safey conf. WASHINGTON — The American Meat Institute Foundation will holds its Conference on Worker Safety, Human Resources and the Environment on March 20-21 at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo. Worker safety sessions will focus on plant security and food defense, industrial hygiene for meat plant operators, safe work permit programs, an update on the Occupational Safety & Health Adminstration and regulations, fire safety, contractor safety and limiting liability, and a review of worker safety case studies. Human resources sessions will include topics such as employee retention trends, media training for professionals, health clinic programs, succession planning and an Affordable Healthcare Act update. Environmental issues continue to garner increased attention, with government and consumer focus on sustainability and environmental impact. Workshop sessions will focus on how the industry is dealing with key environmental issues, including resource conservation, greenhouse gas emissions and waste
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GEORGIA Environ. seminar set for New Orleans TUCKER — The 2013 Environmental Management Seminar will focus on emerging developments in environmental management, sustainability initiatives, as well as strategies and alternatives for ensuring federal and local compliance. Sponsored by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, this year’s conference will be held March 12-13, at the Marriott Hotel in New Orleans, La. The program will include a Regulatory/Legal Update: Washington Review and Legal Cases; Strategies to Address New Stormwater Permits; NESHAP Summary and Greenhouse Gas Compliance; Pretreatment Alternatives; RMP Compliance; Composting Essentials; An NGO’s Perspective of Poultry Environmental Management; Nutrient Standards Development: Florida Overview; Environmental Sustainability Initiatives; Sanitation
GAINESVILLE — The 2013 Annual Spring Meeting of the Georgia Poultry Federation will be held the weekend of April 19-21 at Legacy Lodge, Lake Lanier Islands, Buford. The non-profit Research & Service Exhibits will open at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 19. Regular exhibitors are: AgGeorgia Farm Credit, Georgia Poultry Federation, Georgia Poultry Laboratory Network,
Georgia Tech Research Institute, USDA’s Agricultural Research Service and the University of Georgia Departments of Population Health and Poultry Science. The Annual Business Meeting, with election of officers and directors for 2013-14, will be on Friday evening followed by the popular Family Bingo Game which features prizes from poultry, allied and area companies. Those who donate prizes, value of $25 or more, and notify the federation office by March 22, will be listed in the program and announced during the game. All donors will be recognized. Those who plan to attend the meeting may bring their donated prizes to the federation desk at Legacy Lodge by 6 p.m. on Friday, April 19. Donated prizes may also delivered to the Georgia Poultry Federation, 518 S. Enota Drive, Gainesville, Ga. 30501 by April 12 — include name and address of donor. Saturday sports events include a golf tournament, horseshoes tournament, a 5K race, one-mile fun run and one-mile walk. The day’s activities end with the Saturday Evening Banquet. The meeting concludes with the traditional Poultry Industry Church Service on Sunday at 9 a.m. Registration information may be obtained by emailing claudette@ gapf.org or by calling 770-5320473. Room reservations may be made by calling Legacy Lodge at 800-768-5253 or 770-945-8787 and mentioning attending the federation’s Annual Spring Meeting. For information on the resort and the area, visit www.lakelanierislands.com.
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POULTRY TIMES, February 18, 2013
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FEB 20-21 â€” NPI CONV., Norfolk Lodge & Suites, Divots Conference Center, Norfolk, Neb. Contact: Nebraska Poultry Industries Inc., University of Nebraska, 102 Mussehl Hall, P.O. Box 830721, Lincoln, Neb. 685830721; 402-472-2051; email@example.com; www.nepoultry.org. FEB 21 â€” TPA POULTRY SCHOOL, Ellington Agricultural Center, Nashville, Tenn. Contact: Tennessee Poultry Association, P.O. Box 1525, Shelbyville, Tenn. 37162-1525. Ph: 931-225-1123; dbarnett@ tnpoultry.org; www.tnpoultry.org. â€” AGRICIULTURAL FEB 21-22 OUTLOOK FORUM, Crystal-Gateway Marriott, Arlington, Va. Contact: USDA at www.usda.gov/oce/forum. FEB 24-26 â€” ANNUAL MEAT CONF., Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville, Tenn. Contact: American Meat Institute, 1150 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, D.C. 20036. Ph: 202-587-4200; www.meatami.com. FEB 25-27 â€” PEPA ANNUAL CONV., Intercontinental, Monterey, Calif. Contact: Pacific Egg & Poultry Association, 1521 I St., Sacramento, Calif. 95814. Ph: 916-441-0801; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.pacificegg.org. 17 â€” HOUSTON FEB 25-March LIVESTOCK SHOW & RODEO, Houston, Texas. Contact: Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, P.O. Box 20070, Houston, Texas 77225-0070. Ph: 832-667-1000; questions@ rodeohouston.com; www.hlrs.com. FEB 28-March 2 â€” SGFA and GFGA ANNUAL CONV., Doubletree Guest Suites, Charleston, S.C. Contact: Bonnie Holloman, Southeastern Grain & Feed Association (Georgia Feed & Grain Association), P.O. Box 58220, Raleigh, N.C. 27658. Ph: 919-3340098; email@example.com. MAR 12 â€” CPF WINTER BOARD MTNG., Piccadilly Inn, Fresno, Calif. Contact: California Poultry Federation, 4640 Spyres Way, Suite 4, Modesto, Calif. 95356. PAh: 209-576-6355; www.cpif.org. MAR 11-15 â€” AFIA SPRING COMMITTEE MTNGS./PURCHASING & INGREDIENT SUPPLIERS CONF., Omni Fort Worth Hotel, Fort Worth, Texas. Contact: American Feed Industry Association, 2101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 916. Arlington, Va. 22201. Ph: 703-
524-0810; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.afia.org. â€” ENVIRONMENTAL MAR 12-13 MGMNT. SMNR, Marriott Hotel, New Orleans, La. Contact: U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, 1530 Cooledge Road, Tucker, Ga. 30084-7303, Ph: 770-493-9401; seminar@uspoultry. org; www.poultryegginstitute.org. MAR 12-14 â€” MPF ANNUAL CONV., Saint Paul RiverCentre, St. Paul, Minn. Contact: Midwest Poultry Federation, 108 Marty Drive, Buffalo, Minn. 55313. Ph: 763-682-2171; email@example.com; www.midwestpoultry.com. MAR 13 â€” CEAM ANNUAL MTNG., Saint Paul RiverCentr, St. Paul, Minn. Contact: Chicken & Egg Association of Minnesota, 108 Marty Drive, Buffalo, Minn. 55313. Ph: 763-682-2171; info@ mnchicken.org; www.mnchicken.org.
Buford, Ga. Contact: Georgia Poultry Federation, P.O. Box 763, Gainesville, Ga. 30503. Ph: 770-532-0473; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.gapf.org. APR 22-24 â€” HUMAN RESOURCES SMNR., Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, Destin, Fla. Mo. Contact: U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, 1530 Cooledge Road, Tucker, Ga. 30084-7303, Ph: 770-493-9401, seminar@uspoultry. org, www.poultryegginstitute.org. APR 23-24 â€” TPF SPRING SYMPSM, John Q. Hammons Center, Rogers, Ark. Contact: The Poultry Federation, 321 S. Vixtory St., Little Rock, Ark. 72201. Ph: 501-375-8131 MAY 1-2 â€” STAKEHOLDERS SUMMIT, Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel, Arlington, Va. Contact: Animal Agriculture Alliance, 2101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 916B, Arlington, Va. 22201. Ph: 703-562-1412; email@example.com; www//animalagalliance.org. MAY 2-3 â€” NATIONAL BREEDERS ROUNDTABLE, Airport Marriott Hotel, St. Louis, Mo. Contact: U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, 1530 Cooledge Road, Tucker, Ga. 30084-7303, Ph: 770-493-9401, seminar@uspoultry. org, www.poultryegginstitute.org. MAY 6-7 â€” TURKEY & BROILER HEALTH MGMNT. SCHOOL, Kellogg
Hotel & Conference Center, Michigan State University, 219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, Mich. 488241022. Contact: Dr. Teresa Morishita at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sophia Alvarez at email@example.com. MAY 8-9 â€” LAYER HEALTH MGMNT. SCHOOL, Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, Michigan State University, 219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, Mich. 48824-1022. Contact: Dr. Teresa Morishita at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sophia Alvarez at email@example.com. MAY 14-15 â€” AFIA BOARD MTNG., Arlington, Va. Contact: American Feed Industry Association, 2101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 916, Arlington, Va. 22201. Ph: 703524-0810; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.afia.org. MAY 15-16 â€” POULTRY PROCESSORS WKSHP., Embassy Suites Atlanta Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta, Ga. Contact: U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, 1530 Cooledge Road, Tucker, Ga. 30084-7303, Ph: 770493-9401, seminar@uspoultry. org, www.poultryegginstitute.org. MAY 19-22 â€” ALLTECH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM, Lexington, Ky. Contact: Alltech International, 3031 Catnip Hill Pike, Nicholasville, Ky.
40356; www.alltech.com/symposium. MAY 20-22 â€” UEP LEGISLATIVE BOARD MTNG., Washington, D.C. Contact: United Egg Producers, 1720 Windward Concourse, Suite 230, Alpharetta, Ga. 30005. Ph: 770360-9220; www.unitedegg.com. MAY 20-23 â€” NEQS â€” Harrisburg, Pa. Contact: National Egg Quality School, Maryland Department of Agriculture, 50 Harry S. Truman Pkwy., Annapolis, Md. 21401. Ph: 410-841-5769; Deanna. Baldwin@maryland.gov; www.neqs.org. JUN 7-8 â€” AP&EA GOLF TOURNAMENT and EVENING OF FUN, Birmingham, Ala. Contact: Alabama Poultry & Egg Association, P.O. Box 240, Montgomery, Ala. 36101. Ph: 334265-2732; www.alabamapoultry.org. JUN 11-13 â€” ITF SUMMER MTNG., Adventureland Inn, Altoona, Iowa. Contact: Iowa Turkey Federation, 535 E. Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa 50010. Ph: 51522-7492;email@example.com; sheila@ iowaturkey.org; www.iowaturkey.org. JUN 14-15 â€” ANNUAL POULTRY FESTIVAL, Rogers, Ark. Contact: Poultry Federation, P.O. Box 1446, Little Rock, Ark. 72203. Ph: 501-3758131; www.thepoultryfederation.com.
MAR 13 â€” MTGA ANNUAL MTNG., Saint Paul RiverCentre, St. Paul, Minn. Contact: Minnesota Turkey Growers Association, 108 Marty Drive, Buffalo, Minn. 55313. Ph: 763-682-2171; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.minnesotaturkey.com.
MAR 20-21 â€” FEED MILL MGMNT. SMNR, Doubletree Hotel, Nashville, Tenn. Contact: U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, 1530 Cooledge Road, Tucker, Ga. 30084-7303, Ph: 770493-9401, seminar@uspoultry. org, www.poultryegginstitute.org. MAR 20-21 â€” AEB BOARD MTNG., Chicago, Ill. Ga. Contact: American Egg Board, 1460 Renaissance Drive, Park Ridge, Ill. 60068. Ph: 847-2967043; email@example.com; www.aeb.org. MAR 20-21 â€” AMIF WORKER, HUMAN RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENT CONF., Westin Crown Center, Kansas City, Mo. Contact: American Meat Institute Foundation, 1150 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, D.C. 20036. Ph: 202587-4200; www.meatami.com. APR 5 â€” OPA INDUSTRY CELEBRATION BANQUET, Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel, Columbus, Ohio. Contact: Ohio Poultry Association, 5930 Sharonb Woods Blvd., Columbus, Ohio 43229. Ph: 614-882-6111; jchakeres@ ohiopoultry.org; www.ohiopoultry.org. APR 17 â€” DPI BOOSTER BANQUET, Salisbury, Md. Contact: Delmarva Poultry Industry Inc., 16686 County Seat Hwy., Georgetown, Del. 19947-4881; dpi@ dpichicken.com; www.dpichicken.com APR 19-21 â€” GPF ANNUAL SPRING MTNG., Lake Lanier Islands Resort,
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