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June 17, 2013 Volume 60, Number 13

Fire kills 119 at poultry plant in northeast China The Associated Press

BEIJING — A fire at a poultry plant in northeastern China trapped workers inside a cluttered slaughterhouse, killing at least 119 in one of China’s worst industrial disasters in years despite recent work safety improvements. Several dozen other people were hurt in the June 3 blaze in Jilin province’s Mishazi township, which appeared to have been sparked by three early morning explosions, the official Xinhua News Agency said. The provincial fire department attributed the blasts to an ammonia leak. The chemical is kept pressurized as part of the cooling system in meat processing plants. The fire was one of China’s worst recent industrial disasters, with the death toll the highest since a September 2008 mining cave-in that claimed 281 lives. It was the third major industrial blaze to be reported in China in the

past four days. The two earlier fires were an oil tank explosion in Liaoning province that caused another oil tank to catch fire, killing two, and a blaze in a large granary in Heilongjiang province that wiped out 1,000 tons of grain. The June 3 accident highlighted the high human costs of China’s lax industrial safety standards, which continue to plague workplaces despite improvements in the country’s work safety record in recent years. Many of China’s factories have sprung up in recent decades to drive the country’s rapid economic growth, but accidents and chemical spills are common, often blamed on lax enforcement of safety rules and poor worker training. The government has tightened checks on factories and mines to improve compliance with safety requirements, and deaths from workplace accidents fell nearly 5 percent last year from the previous year, according to Yang Dongliang, head

Producers vote to discontinue Georgia Egg Commission SUWANEE, Ga. — Egg producers in Georgia have voted to discontinue the 52-year-old Georgia Egg Commission, which provided promotion, education and research for the state’s egg industry. Under state law, producers owning birds in Georgia are required to vote every three years on whether to renew the commission. Ballots received by the April 30 deadline were counted by the Georgia Department of Agriculture. The votes did not reach the required two-thirds approval for renewal. The commission will end operation on Sept. 15. “It is with a heavy heart and great disappointment for me to inform you that Georgia egg producers have voted to discontinue the program. Since this is the first commodity commission with active production to be voted out, there are many details that will have to be addressed in the coming weeks,” said Robert N. Howell, GEC president, in a memorandum following the vote.

of the State Administration of Work Safety. Even in China’s notoriously deadly coal mines, the death toll last year fell by more than 30 percent because of stricter management. This accident could also focus renewed scrutiny on China’s biggest pork producer, Shuanghui International — unrelated to the poultry plant — as it aims to buy U.S. food giant Smithfield in what would be China’s biggest takeover of an American company. Jason Yan, technical director in Beijing of the U.S. Grains Council, said safety considerations usually take a backseat in China to features designed to maximize production and energy efficiency. “I’m sure they consider some aspects of safety design. However, I think safety, to me, is not the first priority in their design plan,” Yan said.

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AP Photo/Xinhua, Wang Haofei

China poultry plant fire: In this photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, smoke rises from a poultry farm at the Jilin Baoyuanfeng Poultry Co. in Mishazi township of Dehui City, in northeast China’s Jilin Province on June 3. At least 119 people were killed in the poultry processing plant fire.

Senate passes half-trillion dollar farm bill The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The Senate on June 10 passed a five-year, halftrillion-dollar farm bill that expands government subsidies for crop insurance, rice and peanuts while making small cuts to food stamps. The bill passed on a bipartisan 66-27 vote. The legislation, which costs almost $100 billion annually, also would eliminate subsidies that are paid to farmers whether they farm or not. All told, it would save about $2.4 billion a year on the farm and nutrition programs, including across-the-board cuts that took effect earlier this year. Senate Agriculture Chairwoman

Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) said the bill would support 16 million American jobs, save taxpayers billions and put into place “the most significant reforms to agriculture programs in decades.” But it would still generously subsidize corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton, rice, sugar and other major crops grown by U.S. farmers. The legislation, similar to a bill the Senate passed last year, would also set policy for programs to protect environmentally sensitive land, international food aid and other projects to help rural communities. House Speaker John Boehner (ROhio) said that his chamber will take up its version of the farm bill this

month. Debate in the House is expected to be contentious and much more partisan than in the Senate, with disagreements over domestic food aid that makes up almost 80 percent of the bill’s cost. Last year, the House declined to take up the legislation during an election year amid conflict over how much should be cut from the food stamp program, which now serves one in seven Americans and cost almost $80 billion last year. That cost has more than doubled since 2008. The bill approved by the House Agriculture Committee last month would make much larger cuts to

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POULTRY TIMES, June 17, 2013

Agreement on animal agriculture in Chesapeake Bay Watershed WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has agreed, among other things, to promulgate a new national Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) rule to address pollution discharges from livestock and poultry farms. The agency’s June 6 announcement provided details of a new agreement which arises from the 2010 settlement to a lawsuit brought by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and partners, The U.S. poultry industry re-

leased the following statement in response to the agreement: “The National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association support EPA’s collection of more data to verify the efficacy of the current regulatory program rather than developing further regulations that are not needed. This will help to assure that no false assumptions are made about the potential contribution of livestock and production to pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. “The poultry industry recognizes

that there are indeed challenges within this and other watersheds to reduce the level of nutrients in surface waters. All of animal agriculture has been working together to minimize its impact on these watersheds. By EPA’s own admission, the agricultural industry has made tremendous progress in reducing potential runoff and improving the water quality of the Chesapeake Bay and other watersheds throughout the country. “A recent study by the University of Delaware not only found that

the amount of nutrient runoff in the Chesapeake Bay supposedly caused by chicken litter is much less than EPA’s outdated and overstated estimates, but that the concentrations of nitrogen and phosphorous in the litter are far lower, too. The study concluded that new management practices, better growing environments, feed technology and genetics have improved efficiencies over the last 30 years. “Everyone should have a vested interest in preserving watersheds across the country. The poultry in-

dustry is doing its part, and we’re making progress. Individuals and their families who raise and process chickens on the land in these watersheds all swim in the same rivers, eat seafood out of the same bodies of water and enjoy the same waterways as do others. They want to preserve that as much as anyone.” Details of the new agreement are available at uploads/2013/06/New-EPA-Commitments-Related-to-Animal-Agriculture-in-Chesapeake-Bay-Wate-. pdf.

2014 IPPE exceeds 350,000 square feet and continues to expand ATLANTA — With seven months remaining until the show, the 2014 International Production & Process-

ing Expo continues to expand. IPPE has already surpassed 350,000 net square feet of exhibit space, with

more than 85 percent of the exhibit floor contracted. Comprised of the three integrated tradeshows — International Poultry Expo, International Feed Expo and International Meat Expo — more than 790 exhibitors have registered for the 2014 IPPE as of the beginning of June. “The 2014 IPPE will offer an outstanding location for businesses to collaborate, network, learn about new products and services, and discuss and resolve common issues facing the poultry, feed and meat industries,” Charlie Olentine, IPPE show manager, said. “Coming off the excitement of the January 2013 IPPE, the positive show of support from our exhibitors is greatly appreciated. With an increase in attendance in 2013 of more than 25 percent, the industry agrees that it is well worth their time to visit IPPE.” The global annual poultry, feed and meat industry trade show will be held Tuesday through Thursday,

Jan. 28-30, 2014, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga. The expo will highlight the latest technology, equipment and services used in the production and processing of poultry, meat and feed products, as well as education programs addressing current industry issues. 2014 IPPE show hours: • Tuesday, Jan. 28: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. • Wednesday, Jan. 29: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. • Thursday, Jan. 30: 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. More information about the IPPE can be obtained at www.

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Farmers face tough decisions from delayed planting The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa — It’s decision time for many Midwest corn farmers stuck in one of the wettest springs ever: Plant late in ground that’s been too wet, replant corn in muddy fields or collect crop insurance. The USDA said 91 percent of the nation’s corn crop is in the ground but just 74 percent of the plants have emerged. But some states — leading corn producer Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and North Dakota — are much further behind. “We’ve had as much rain in the last month and a half as we did last whole growing season,” said Kevin Rempp, 55, who farms in central Iowa near Montezuma. Only 88 percent of Iowa’s corn crop has been sowed. Normally, it’d be finished by now. Rempp is fortunate to have higher ground, and all 1,200 acres of corn and soybeans are planted. “It’s just one of those deals where Mother Nature has given us a different hand to play this year and we’re trying to make the best of it,” he said. If the skies clear and the growing season is favorable, it’s still possible to have an abundant corn harvest, which would help moderate price

swings and keep food and beverage prices steady. So far, weather concerns have driven corn prices up nearly 10 percent in recent weeks. But farmers can’t look too far into future when they’re faced with water-logged fields. Wisconsin lags the most with just 74 percent of the crop in the field. John Ruedinger, 57, has only 100 of his 1,300 acres of corn in and about 50 of the several hundred acres of alfalfa he plans to grow to feed the 1,200 cows on his dairy farm near Van Dyne, Wis. The problem is rain keeps coming an inch or two at a time, saturating the heavy clay soil. With little sun and temperatures hovering about 10 degrees lower than usual, fields aren’t drying. “About the time it dries up, we get another shot of rain,” he said. Corn farmers who choose to plant unfinished fields or go back and replant this late will see a sizable reduction in the grain they harvest this fall, said Roger Elmore, an Iowa State University agronomy professor and a corn specialist. In central Illinois, John Olsson finds himself woefully behind in planting his 700 acres of corn, figuring he’s about 70 percent done. Last year at this time, he was already on to planting 600 acres of soybeans.

The corn he has in the ground looks good, but he worries that several acres of seed may have been washed away. He’s debating whether to replant it. “It’s more important to me to get the remaining areas planted that are waterlogged than patching in a poor stand on a few acres,” Olsson, 51, said from his farm near New Berlin. Elmore said some may think about switching to a corn variety that matures more quickly to avoid running up against the first fall frost. But in the wettest fields, insurance payments may be the best option, he said. “There are a lot of fields that have been flooded or drowned out. Once the water goes down, they’ll have to be assessed for planting,” Elmore said. Soybean farmers also are behind, with 44 percent of it in the ground, trailing the normal 91 percent. Elmore said soybean farmers have a little more flexibility than corn growers because the growing season and harvest is later. “But the same thing is happening. We’re losing our best window of opportunity for planting,” he said. The news isn’t all dire, though. In its first crop condition report of the season released on June 3, the USDA said 93 percent of the corn

AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall

Planting and rains: Corn stalks grow in standing water in a field, as seen on June 4, near Colfax, Iowa. Many corn farmers in the Midwest are running out of time to plant — or replant — their crops after the soggy spring kept them out of the fields and, in some cases, washed away their seeds.

crop is in fair, good or excellent condition, while 7 percent is either poor or very poor. The relatively good numbers reflect better field conditions in Ohio and Indiana where 98 percent of the crop is fair, good or excellent. Corn also is looking good in Kentucky and Tennessee. One of the biggest worries now is that the rain will stop and drought will set in again. It didn’t emerge last year until June.

Corn and soybeans planted in wet soil don’t develop deep roots. If it gets too dry too quick, those roots can’t reach the water and the plants will wither and die. “The weather forecasters I talk to are still up in the air about what’s going to happen but they still haven’t yet ruled out a drought,” Elmore said. “It would be about the worst thing that could happen. If it’s wet through June then turns out dry in July, we’re going to be in trouble.”

Poultry industry concerned with proposed US-EU trade agreement WASHINGTON — The U.S. poultry industry has been one of the strongest voices in U.S. agriculture for trade liberalization and international market opening. “In the case of the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement, however, the U.S. poultry industry is, very frankly, much less enthusiastic,” said National Chicken Council Senior Vice President Bill Roenigk at the May 30 United States International Trade Commission. Roenigk delivered testimony at a public hearing on behalf of the Na-

tional Chicken Council, USA Poultry and Egg Export Council and the National Turkey Federation in response to the request for comments concerning TTIP that appeared in the Federal Register on April 1. Roenigk expressed the views of the industry saying that a new trade agreement with the European Union must provide real and meaningful market access to the European market for U.S. poultry, and that “without a successful outcome for poultry in the TTIP agreement, the U.S. poultry industry will seriously question the need to support such a

bilateral trade agreement.” In theory, Roenigk explained, the EU is a very attractive potential market for U.S. poultry. The EU-27 (member states) has nearly 400 million consumers and a high standard of living. In recent years, EU-27 annual poultry imports ranged from $1.6 billion to $1.9 billion, with more than 60 percent being imported from Brazil. Industry analysts estimate the market for U.S. poultry exports to the EU are around $600 million on an annual basis. In the longer run, however, the EU-27

market potential is even greater, as per capita poultry consumption in EU-27 is almost18 kilograms (40 pounds). This compares to 44 kilograms (97 pounds) in Brazil, 43 kilograms (95 pounds) in the United States, and 39 kilograms (86 pounds) in Argentina. “Theory, however, does not provide sufficient grounds for real market access,” Roenigk continued. “As seen in the past the European Union acts aggressively by overlyprotecting the domestic poultry producing industry. Non-tariff bar-

riers, especially technical barriers to trade, prevent import competition from U.S. poultry.” “We hope that we will, at some point, be able to strongly support this initiative,” Roenigk concluded. “However, until there is a clear indication of how this agreement will result in real and meaningful market access with the elimination of all non-tariff trade barriers to our products, we do not see how the TTIP is in the interests of our industry, our member companies, our workers, or the tens of thousands family farmers who grow chickens in the United States.”



POULTRY TIMES, June 17, 2013

Viewpoint Compiled by Barbara Olejnik, Associate Editor 770-718-3440

The smaller things going on around us By Dale Barnett

Special to Poultry Times

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. — As an industry advocate for the complexes and growers in Tennessee, the following is an overview in no particular order of some of the simpler topics that have surfaced this past year that I’d like to share. Barnett While most of these topics may be trivial to some they may be significant to others. Plus, it is sometimes healthy for us to all slow down and take a look at the smaller things going on around us. Helping each other to identify opportunities and concerns and to make sure nothing Dave Barnett is executive director of the Tennessee Poultry Association with offices in Shelbyville, Tenn.

is unnecessarily left on the table is of course good business for us all. Sales tax exemptions left on the table? The feed mills for the poultry complexes in Tennessee are not eligible for agricultural exemptions for sales and use taxes since the feed is not being marketed as an end product. However, there is an industrial machinery exemption that can be pursued that allows for an even better sales and use tax exemption on energy fuels, water, equipment and repairs. Complexes interested in obtaining this exemption at this level are encouraged to firstly apply for an official “Letter of Ruling” with the Tennessee Department of Revenue to help ensure that their application is given fair consideration, and to protect its standing long-term once the exemption is issued. Growers are additionally advised to periodically review the Ag exemptions allowed to qualified farmers. Ag exemption for sales & use taxes on propane has been found to be sometimes overlooked by growers, for example. There is a

process for claiming formerly paid sales taxes if this exemption has not been taken in previous years. Local county Extension agents are often great resources for assistance in looking at the eligibility for Ag exemptions, and the respective guidelines. Mechanic’s liens can be avoided. Anyone planning to build new, expand or do major retrofits is strongly advised to take full measures to make sure that a mechanic’s lien is never placed against property. A resulting lien can of course become quite complicated and could result in the property owner having to pay “twice” for materials or services (or possibly even more if legal fees are incurred), in some cases. A resulting lien could additionally prevent a grower from being able to meet obligated contractual timelines with their integrator. Lenders are often well versed on this topic and can help take measures to protect property owners against such liens. However, everyone building new poultry houses or upgrading existing facilities should always make sure they know the risks involved and make sure they are fully protected. Plants and businesses that may be building, expanding or upgrading their facilities, and homeowners as well, need to take the same precautions. What to do with retired poultry houses? For some, tearing down, removing and selling the equipment and structures may be the best business decision in order to reduce insurance premiums, property taxes and potential liabilities. Unless

National Chicken Council: GMO use in chicken WASHINGTON — Background: Plants have evolved over time in response to factors such as climate and insects. Scientific advancements have helped to speedup this process through the genetic modification of crops. This has helped to make food crops more tolerant of less-than-ideal terrain and climates as well as give them the ability to naturally fight pests and

insects. In essence, genetic modification has enabled the agricultural industry the ability to do more with less, minimizing its impact on the environment. For example, genetic modification has made it possible to increase crop yields (providing more crops using less land); use fewer pesticides; and help utilize marginal land where crops would not have grown in the past.

Food and food ingredients from genetically engineered plants were introduced into the U.S. food supply in the 1990’s. As the world population quickly advances towards doubling in the year 2050, research and the advancement of food science has never been more important than it is today.

See NCC, Page 11

“ ‘Helping each other to identify opportunities and concerns ... is of course good business for us all.’ Dale Barnett

TPA executive director

these houses are truly justified for storage, or for a subsequent business enterprise, they may prove to be too costly just to park a few pieces of equipment under that could be stored elsewhere on the farm. For those looking to store farm

equipment in a retired house but only need minimal space, tearing down all but one end of a house may be best advised. A re-appraisal of property through the local tax assessor’s office and a

See Barnett, Page 5

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NTF tells Congress of economic danger from renewable fuels WASHINGTON — National Turkey Federation President Joel Brandenberger on June 5 told the House Oversight Subcommittee on Energy Policy that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s failed management of the Renewable Fuel Standard waiver process has distorted feed costs for turkey, livestock and all poultry producers. Ultimately, Brandenberger told the subcommittee, that distortion has unnecessarily increased the prices consumers pay for food at restaurants and grocery stores. “While the government cannot control the weather or almost any other factor that can come to bear on the U.S. corn supply, it fortunately has one tool still available that has the potential to directly impact corn demand,” Brandenberger said. “By

guarantee to the cornadjusting the normally based ethanol industry,” rigid RFS mandate down Brandenberger added. to align with current mar“Domestic and export ket conditions, the fedcorn users other than etheral government can help anol producers have been avoid dangerous ecoforced to bear a dispronomic situations caused portionate share of marby the prolonged record ket and price risk. Ethahigh cost of corn.” nol prices should reflect When Congress enacted the expanded RFS Brandenberger the fuel’s energy value relative to gasoline, not a in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, it corn price that is both inflated and granted EPA the authority to waive destabilized by the inflexible RFS.” “As corn is syphoned off to ethaall or part of the RFS, if economic circumstances permit. States have nol, animal agriculture is losing jobs petitioned the EPA for such a waiver in rural America,” he said. Job creation in the livestock and in 2008 and again last year. Both poultry industry has been substantimes, EPA has denied the request. “The RFS has destabilized corn tially reduced by the diversion of and ethanol prices by offering an corn to ethanol production. Almost almost risk-free demand volume 1 million potential food sector jobs

that could have been created from 2007 to 2011 were not, NTF noted, adding that: yy When the first RFS was created in the 2005 Energy Bill, livestock and poultry were consuming more than 6.1 billion bushels of corn, or about 55.2 percent of the crop. Back then, ethanol used 1.6 billion bushels and that amounted to 14.4 percent of the corn crop. yy Today, livestock and poultry consume about 4.4 million bushels, or 40.8 percent of the crop. Ethanol today consumes 4.6 billion bushels of corn: 42.7 percent of all the corn produced in the country. On top of that, corn stocks are at near-record lows and corn prices at near-record highs. yy Turkey production, which was on the rise in 2006, began plummet-

ing by 2008 and still remains almost 10 percent below its 10-year high. The RFS was created by Congress in 2005 to mandate the required minimum amount of renewable fuel blended into motor fuels annually. In 2007, Congress increased the RFS significantly and added biodiesel, while permitting the EPA to govern implementation of the congressional mandate. Current U.S. biofuels policy contains escalating corn-based ethanol blending requirements that do not automatically adjust to energy and corn market realities, NTF noted. Brandenberger concluded his statement to the subcommittee by noting, “We are paying the price now; ultimately everyone will end up paying more for this ill-conceived government policy.”

highly advised and are often fully or mostly funded. Even if not deemed necessary at the time, they are smart to have in place to be readily eligible for future funding opportunities (over the subsequent next five years). In Tennessee, there was not enough EQIP (Environmental Quality Incentive Program) funding available this year to fund projects for the poultry growers. Through collaborative efforts facilitated by TPA, a subsequent national CIG (Conservation Innovation Grants) grant has been applied for by a pri-

greatly streamlined in certain areas in Tennesse and is much more efficient and consistent than perhaps was experienced in some years past. Some of the departments have always done a great job processing applications and of course that is greatly recognized and appreciated. We do still have one state agency that does not accept their required applications and materials electronically that reportedly often delays loan applications unnecessarily. This is being addressed behind the scenes and hopefully someone

on Governor Haslam’s staff will be reading this and we’ll be getting a welcomed inquiry soon… Great working relationships with all these offices issuing permits is of course paramount, and slowing down to do some visiting and communicating has proven to be worthwhile. Live production team managers and personnel involved in overseeing and advising new construction and retrofits should have a great working relationship with their district water quality office.

•Barnett (Continued from page 4)

visit with the insurance agent may be best recommended for anyone keeping, or removing retired houses, if downward adjustments can be realized. Cost-share opportunities for growers. Most everyone knows of the various opportunities that exist for cost-share programs through USDA/NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Service) for welladvised and progressive growers. Ag energy audits (AgEMPs) are

vate consulting group to help fund energy retrofit projects for growers in Tennessee. The growers with AgEMPs already in place who readily responded to this opportunity sit at the top of list should this grant be awarded. Expediting permitting processes. Satisfying various environmental permits required for FSA guaranteed loans on new construction or retrofit projects can sometimes be a challenge. Without going into much detail, thanks to Governor Haslam this process has been



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Business Compiled by David B. Strickland, Editor 770-718-3442

Shuanghui & Smithfield in $4.7B purchase deal Largest U.S. takeover by a Chinese company The Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. — The ham sandwich you had for lunch is the latest example of China’s growing appetite for U.S. investment. Smithfield Foods Inc., one of the biggest pork producers in the U.S., on May 29 agreed to be bought by Shuanghui International Holdings Ltd., the majority shareholder in China’s largest meat processor, for about $4.72 billion. The deal, which still faces a federal regulatory review and Smithfield shareholder approval, is the largest takeover of a U.S. company by a Chinese company. It’s the latest in a string of such deals made recently by Chinese companies. But the acquisition is likely to face hefty U.S. scrutiny. It comes at a time when China has had serious food safety concerns, some of which have included Smithfield’s suitor, Hong Kong-based Shuanghui. Risks to the U.S. food supply “enter everybody’s mind,” said Paul Mariani, director at Variant Capital Advisors in Chicago, who previously worked at a food and agribusiness boutique investment bank. But he said he believes Smithfield will continue to operate as normal. Smithfield said the deal isn’t about importing Chinese pork into the U.S. Instead, the company says it’s a chance to export into new markets with its brands,

such as Smithfield, Armour and Farmland. Larry Pope, Smithfield’s CEO, said in a conference call on May 29 that the transaction “preserves the same old Smithfield, only with more opportunities and new markets and new frontiers.” “People have this belief . . . that everything in America is made in China,” he said. “Open your refrigerator door, look inside. Nothing in there is made in China because American agriculture is the most competitive and efficient in the world.” Indeed, the acquisition highlights what could be growing interest in American food by Chinese consumers. Foreign food, such as milk powder from New Zealand and vegetables from neighboring Asian countries, is prized by Chinese consumers because of the frequent domestic food safety scandals in their country. Among the most notorious, six babies died and 300,000 were sickened in 2008 from drinking infant formula and other dairy tainted with the industrial chemical melamine. And Shuanghui’s reputation was battered in 2011 when state broadcaster CCTV revealed its pork contained clenbuterol — a banned chemical that makes pork leaner but can be harmful to humans. Derek Scissors, an expert on China’s economy with the Heritage Foundation, a Washingtonbased conservative think tank, said

See Smithfield, Page 10

Other Business News UK retailers relax GM feed rules The Associated Press

LONDON — Three major British grocery chains have ended their bans on providing genetically modified feed to chickens. Sainsbury’s, the Co-operative Group and Marks & Spencer cited short supplies of non-GM feed as the reason for the change. A Co-operative Group statement released on May 13 said it is no longer “feasible” to insist on non-GM feed. It said the amount of genetically modified crops grown worldwide has increased rapidly in recent years, making it “increasingly difficult” to find a secure, guaranteed supply of non-GM soya for use as animal feed. The move has been criticized by United Kingdom environmental groups but Marks & Spencer spokeswoman Liz Williams said the chain is not aware of any negative customer response. She said sales have not been affected by the switch, which took effect in mid-April.

Sanderson reports quarterly results LAUREL, Miss. — Sanderson Farms Inc. has reported results for its second fiscal quarter and six months ended April 30, 2013. Net sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 were $621.2 million compared with $595 million for the same period a year ago. For the quarter, net income was $24.4 million, or $1.06 per share, compared with net income of $23.9 million, or $1.04 per share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2012. Net sales for the first six months of fiscal 2013 were $1.2 billion compared with $1.1 billion for the same period of fiscal 2012. Net income for the first half of the year totaled $17.4 million, or 76 cents per

share, compared with net income of $15.9 million, or 69 cents per share, for the first six months of last year. “The results for our second quarter of fiscal 2013 reflect improved market conditions driven primarily by an overall increase in demand for poultry products,” said Joe F. Sanderson Jr., chairman and CEO of Sanderson Farms Inc. “Our net sales were 4.4 percent higher compared with the second quarter of fiscal 2012, reflecting higher average sales prices of chicken. While our volumes reflect the production cuts we put in place last fall, demand for chicken remains strong from our retail grocery store and export customers. “In addition, while customer traffic through foodservice establishments remains challenged by macroeconomic factors, several new chicken items on quick serve menus and chicken promotions in casual dining restaurants, coupled with relatively high priced beef, contributed to better market prices during the quarter for products produced at our foodservice plants.” “Our profitability for the second quarter continued to be adversely affected by relatively high feed costs,” added Sanderson. “Feed costs in flocks processed increased 14.3 percent compared with last year’s second fiscal quarter, and remain high relative to historical costs. Because of the tight supply of both corn and soybeans, we expect grain prices to remain high and volatile at least until markets get some visibility on the quantity and quality of this year’s corn and soybean crops. “The late planting season caused by cold and wet weather across much of the corn belt is contributing to price volatility. That said, we have priced most all of our grain needs through July at levels that will allow us to slightly reduce our feed costs per pound each successive month through July.” According to Sanderson, overall market prices for poultry products

were higher during the second quarter of fiscal 2013 compared with the same quarter a year ago. As measured by a simple average of the Georgia dock price for whole chickens, prices increased approximately 9.9 percent in the company’s second fiscal quarter compared with the same period in 2012 and remain at record levels. Bulk leg quarter market prices were flat with last year’s second quarter, and continue to reflect strong export demand. Boneless breast meat prices during the second quarter were 14.2 percent higher than the prior year period, and have continued to move higher in May. Jumbo wing prices were down 4.4 percent for the second quarter of 2013 compared with the same period last year. Prices paid for corn and soybean meal, the company’s primary feed ingredients, increased 15.9 percent and 37.2 percent, respectively, compared with the second quarter of fiscal 2012. “Looking ahead, we are reasonably optimistic as we head into the summer months and what is typically a period of better demand for chicken,” Sanderson said. “While grain costs remain above historical levels, demand for chicken products is strong. Weekly broiler egg sets continue to run slightly above last year’s numbers, but breeder placements remain lower and it appears the reduced size of the breeder flock will constrain production over the short term despite higher industry returns. “While macroeconomic conditions have continued to affect consumer behavior, market prices for boneless breast meat sold to our foodservice customers improved through April and May, and market prices for retail grocery store products have also moved higher. Regardless of market conditions, however, we will maintain our focus on our operating performance and sales execution.” (Continued on next page)



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NTF announces communications VP WASHINGTON — The National Turkey Federation announced the addition of Keith M. Williams as vice president of communications and marketing. Williams brings 25 years of experience working with reporters to benefit the public with an understanding of agriculture and food safety. Originally from Lubbock, Texas, Williams has served as press secretary at USDA and at House and Senate agriculture committees in Congress, after a previous career as a reporter in the West Texas region. “Keith is the ideal person to help enhance our comprehensive focus on the shared interests of consumers, producers and processors,” said NTF President Joel Brandenberger. “NTF members welcome the public’s expectation for accurate information about the food they feed their families, and Keith will do a great job of providing the public that information.” “The turkey industry has the diversity of products available today with incredible nutritional value supplied by producer and processor dedication to safe, sciencebased production and processing,” Williams said. “I look forward to increasing the public’s informed understanding of what it takes to get turkey to their table.”

Renewvia powering five Ga. farms ATLANTA — Renewvia Energy has received five additional power purchase agreements from the Tennessee Valley Authority, which will allow installation of photovoltaic systems at generational familyowned poultry farms in Calhoun, Ga. These projects will build on Renewvia’s installation in 2012 of nine commercial solar power systems in North Georgia. In some cases, the renewable energy systems generate greater than 100 percent of the

power used by the host to operate their hatcheries, the company said. TVA guarantees the purchase of the power for 10 years at a premium to the current retail utility rate. Farms host the solar power systems under a 10-year site lease. When the lease expires, ownership will transfer to the farms with about 20 years of life remaining in the system, the company added. “We are excited to continue the momentum in the renewable energy market by procuring even more power purchase agreements with TVA and Georgia’s leading poultry farmers,” said Eric Domescik, principal of Renewvia Energy. “We recognize that the environmental benefits of solar power can only be realized when projects make financial sense and are attractive to investors, developers and the host entity that consumes the solar power.” Installation of these commercial solar power systems is scheduled to begin in Calhoun, Ga., this month. More information about Renewvia Energy can be obtained at

DuPont encourages student involvement WASHINGTON — DuPont Pioneer President Paul Schickler urged leaders from across government, business and non-profit organizations to invest in today’s youth to solve the greatest challenge of tomorrow’s generation — feeding 9 billion people. Schickler spoke May 21 at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs Symposium and shared stories of outstanding students who have made a commitment to feeding a growing world population. “My parents’ generation put a man on the moon; my generation put a computer in every pocket. Feeding the world will be the great challenge of generations to come,” Schickler said. “It is a challenge that will need to engage the best minds in information technology to food processing, international trade to water and land resources, political reform to culinary sciences. Together, I

know we can feed the world.” This year’s symposium, for the first time, included university students nominated by leaders in food and agriculture to represent the future scientists, engineers, policy makers and more who are critical to increasing food production worldwide. Schickler shared several students’ stories of how they will combat world hunger in their lifetime at the conference. “We must ask ourselves what we are doing to support today’s leaders, scientists and farmers who are feeding the world, and that next generation who will take our place,” Schickler said. “The collaborations and innovations that will increase global food security will be fueled most of all by the enthusiasm of generations to come.” DuPont has committed to engage more than 2 million young people in food and agriculture educational opportunities by 2020 as one of the company’s food goals unveiled in 2012. A fast-growing world population coupled with increasing urbanization and protein demands are driving the need for more talented young people to consider careers in agriculture, the company said. During the last six years, DuPont Pioneer has created more than 1,000 jobs a year and continues to grow. More information about DuPont’s food security efforts can be obtained at

Johnson named MTGA specialist BUFFALO, Minn. — The Minnesota Turkey Growers Association has announced the hiring of Kristine Johnson as its new ag program specialist/communications assistant. Johnson will be responsible for the coordination of several outreach programs and events for MTGA, including the organization’s speakers’ bureau (Get To Know Us), Poultry Day at the Capitol and its participation in Provider Pals and the Farmers Feed Us (FFUS) campaign. Johnson will also assist MTGA with technical activities related to a

Business variety of agricultural issues, serve as the staff resource for Minnesota Turkey’s Research Funding Committee and assist the MTGA communications director with a variety of activities, including e-mail newsletters, website updates and social media. She will also work with the Chicken and Egg Association of Minnesota and Midwest Poultry Federation on a variety of projects and Johnson events. “Kristine’s agricultural roots and practical job experience will make an immediate impact within our organization,” said MTGA Executive Director Steve Olson. “She is eager to learn more about poultry and we are pleased to welcome her on board.” Johnson grew up on a diary farm just outside Buffalo, Minn., and most recently served as interim program coordinator for the University of Minnesota Extension, Meeker County 4-H program, where she oversaw programming for more than 300 youth and 125 adult volunteers. Prior to that, Johnson was a peer advisor at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Career Services Department and served as an intern with the Minnesota Milk Producers Association. She also has worked as a milking parlor superintendent at the Minnesota State Fair, an agronomy scouting intern for Ashby Equity Association and as a 4-H Youth Development Intern at the University of Minnesota Extension - Sherburne County. She received her bachelor of science degree in agricultural education from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and student taught at Ashby High School in Ashby, Minn.

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Kalmbach building natural gas station UPPER SANDUSKY, Ohio — ­ Kalmbach Feeds Inc. has contracted with TruStar Energy to build a public Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), fast-fill station near its Wyandot County manufacturing plants and distribution center. Kalmbach Feeds produces and distributes animal feeds throughout the eastern half of the U.S. The station is part of a new venture, Kalmbach Clean Fuels LLC, and will support Kalmbach’s new CNG-powered feed distribution trucks. Kalmbach Clean Fuels will be the first public CNG station in rural Ohio, the company noted, and will also host a maintenance garage for all CNG vehicles. Kalmbach’s Director of Distribution Tim Rausch was charged with the task of developing a fueling strategy that best utilizes company resources, with the intent of transitioning away from foreign oil. “Our president, Paul Kalmbach, wanted a ‘made in America’ solution to our fueling needs, and with natural gas — we believe we found the right solution,” Rausch said. “Regarding CNG, there has always been the discussion of whether to buy CNG trucks — or wait until there were fueling stations available — the classic ‘chicken or egg’ dilemma. The trucking industry needs leaders who are willing to invest in new technology,” he said. “Kalmbach Feeds is stepping forward to develop that infrastructure to move the industry forward.” The station, slated for completion in early November, will allow two vehicles to fuel simultaneously, via fueling dispensers that function similar to diesel fuel pumps.


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GEORGIA Hatch-Breeder clinic focus is production TUCKER — The 2013 HatcheryBreeder Clinic will bring together hatchery and breeder flock managers to discuss the latest technology, equipment developments and industry trends. The annual clinic, sponsored by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, will be held July 9-10, at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham - The Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham, Ala. “This year’s program will provide essential tools and resources to help managers stay abreast of new developments that can assist them in their day-to-day duties, as well as highlight cost-saving innovations for running an efficient and effective hatchery-breeder operation,” said program committee chairman Jack Patrick, Harrison Poultry Inc., Bethlehem, Ga.

Other committee members are Richard Higgins, Perdue Farms Inc., Palmyra, Maine; and Nath Morris, Heritage Breeders LLC, Gainesville, Ga. Topics include An Agri Stats Review for Hatcheries and Breeders; Cocci Vaccine Alternatives: Pros and Cons; Chick Mortality; Biosecurity Methods for Hatcheries and Breeders; Disease Update and Prevention Methods; Hatching Eggs: Sanitation/Handling/Storage; and concurrent breakout sessions on related hatchery and breeder topics. Register online for the 2013 Hatchery-Breeder Clinic at www. m m m

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Conference focus is plant, worker safety TUCKER — The 2013 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry is a three-day event designed specifically for poultry facility and corporate safety personnel. It will be held Aug. 19-21 at the Omni

Amelia Island Plantation, Amelia Island, Fla. “This year’s program will focus on issues pertinent to new and experienced poultry industry safety professionals. Plant and corporate safety and health personnel will have the opportunity to listen to expert speakers from industry, government and a keynote speaker from OHSA as they discuss current information related to plant and worker safety,” said program committee chairman Reggie McLee of Wayne Farms. Topics will include an Occupational Safety & Health Administration Update; Continuous Improvement Processes; Modernization of Poultry Inspection: Overview and Safety Implications; Contractor Safety; Department of Transporation Update; Workplace Violence; Hazard Recognition; Illegal Drug Use in the Workplace: Financial Impact and Effective Testing Strategies and Management; Best Practices Shared by Safety Award Recipients; The David Wylie Insight Lecture Series; and related roundtable discussions. The agenda was developed by a planning committee of industry safety and health representatives. Members include Lisa Blotsky, Tyson Foods.; Frank Cruice, Perdue Farms.; Ronnie Franklin, Fieldale Farms; Mike Nations, Harrison Poultry; Dan Ortiz, Georgia Tech Research Institute; Brian Rodgers, Butterball LLC; Daron Sharp, Simmons Foods; Rick Shefelton, Gerber Poultry; Doug Sikes, Crider Inc.; Gregory Smith, George’s Inc.; Tim Ward, Keystone Foods; and Kari Waters, GNP Co. The Conference is sponsored by the Agriculture Technology Research Program at the Georgia Tech Research Institute, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, Georgia Poultry Federation, National Chicken Council and National Turkey Federation To register online for the conference go to

TEXAS A&M offers online production program COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texas A&M University has begun a new online Poultry Meat Production Certificate program available to anyone with Internet access. Participants do not have to be accepted or registered as a Texas A&M student. The four poultry science courses include General Avian Sciences, offered spring and fall semesters; Poultry Meat Production, fall semester; Breeder & Hatchery Management, spring semester; and Animal Waste Management, spring semester. The online courses will be taught in the same semester as offered on campus and recorded fresh every semester to allow for the most current information. Courses are taught by members of the Poultry Science faculty. Registration opens in late July for courses offered in the fall semester, For courses offered in the spring semester, registration opens in December. Complete information about registration and payment of fees can be found online at http:// More information can be obtained by contacting Liz Hirschler, distance education program coordinator, at lhirschler@poultry.tamu. edu, 979-862-7694; or Dr. John B. Carey, professor, production and management, at jcarey@poultry., 979-845-7537.

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JUN 19 — DPI COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP GOLF TOURNEY, 7:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. flights, Snow Hill, Md. Contact: Delmarva Poultry Industry Inc., 16686 County Seat Hwy., Georgetown, Del. 10047-4881. Ph: 302-856-9037; JUN 19-21 — GEA - GEC ANNUAL MTNGS., King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, St. Simons Island, Ga. Contact: Jewell Hutto, Georgia Egg Assocation - Georgia Egg Commission, P.O. Box 2929, Suwanee, Ga. 30024. Ph: 770-932-4622;; JUN 19-21 — MTGA SUMMER MTNG., Grand View Lodge, Nisswa, Minn. Contact: Lara Durben, Minnesota Turkey Growers Association. Ph 763-6822171; JUN 20-22 — NCC SUMMER BOARD MTNG., Newport Coast, Calif. Contact: National Chicken Council, 1052 15th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005. Ph: 202-296-2622; ncc@;; JUN 21-22 — DELMARVA CHICKEN FESTIVAL, Snow Hill, Md. Contact: Delmarva Poultry Industry Inc., 16686 County Seat Hwy., Georgetown, Del. 19947-4881;; 24-26 — FINANCIAL MGMNT. JUN SMNR., Orlando, Fla. Contact: U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, 1530 Cooledge Road, Tucker, Ga. 30084-7303, Ph: 770-4939401,, JUL 27-30 — TPF ANNUAL CONV., San Antonio, Texas. Contact: Texas Poultry Federation, 595 Round Rock W. Drive, Suite 305, Round Rock, Texas 78581. Ph: 512-248-0600; tpf@; JUL 9-10 — HATCHERY BREEDER CLINIC, The Wynfrey Hotel, Birmingham, Ala. Contact: U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, 1530 Cooledge Road, Tucker, Ga. 30084-7303, Ph: 770-493-9401, seminar@uspoultry. org,

Association, 1530 Cooledge Road, Tucker, Ga. 30084-7303, Ph: 770493-9401,, JUL 18-20 — AAMP CONV., Charleston Area Convention Center, North Charleston, S.C. Contact: American Association of Meat Processors, 1 Meating Place, Elizabethtown, Pa. 17022. Ph: 717-367-1168; aamp@; JUL 21-23 — NCC & NPFDA CHICKEN MARKETING SMNR., Coeur d’Alene Resort, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Contact: National Chicken Council, 1015 15th St., N.W., Suite 930, Washington, D.C. 20005, 202-296-2622,,; or National Poultry & Food Distributors Association, 2014 Osborne Road, St. Marys, Ga. 31558, 770-5359901,, JUL 21-25 — PSA ANNUAL CONV., Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, San Diego, Calif. Contact: Poultry Science Association, 1800 S. Oak St., Suite 100,, Champaign, Ill. 61820. Ph: 217-356-5285; pas@; JUL 22-23 — AP&EA ANNUAL MTNG., Destin, Fla. Contact: Alabama Poultry & Egg Association, P.O. Box 240, Montgomery, Ala. 36101. Ph: 334265-2732; 8-9 — NCPF-NCEA ANNUAL AUG CONF., Greensboro, N.C. Contact: North Carolina Poultry Federation, 4020 Barrett Drive, Suite 102, Raleigh, N.C. 27609, 919-783-8218,,; or Jan Kelly, North Carolina Egg Association, 1939 High House Road, No. 102, Cary, N.C. 27519, 919-319-1195,, AUG 16-17 — TPA ANNUAL MTNG. / SUMMER GETAWAY, Doubletree Hotel Downtown, Nashville, Tenn. Contact: Tennessee Poultry Association, P.O. Box 1525, Shelbyville, Tenn. 37162-1525. Ph: 931-225-1123;;

230, Alpharetta, Ga. 30005. Ph: 770360-9220; AUG 22-23 — WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP CONF., Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Amelia Island, Fla. Contact: U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, 1530 Cooledge Road, Tucker, Ga. 30084-7303, Ph: 770493-9401,, AUG 24 — GPF NIGHT OF KNIGHTS, Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta, Ga. Contact: Georgia Poultry Federation, P.O. Box 763, Gainesville, Ga. 30503. Ph: 770-532-0473;; SEP 10-11 — POULTRY PROCESSING & SAFETY WKSHP., Athens, Ga. Contact: Poultry Processing & Safety Workshop, Extension Food Science Outreach, University of Georgia, 240A Food Science Bldg., Athens, Ga. 30602-2610. Ph: 706-542-2574;; EFS! SEP 12-15 — MPA ANNUAL CONV., Hilton Sandestin Resort & Spa, Destin, Fla. Contact: Becky Beard, Mississippi Poultry Association, 110 Airport Road, Suite C, Pearl, Miss. 39208. Ph: 601932-7560; SEP 10-12 — AFIA LIQUID FEED SYMPM., Union Station Marriott, St. Louis, Mo. Contact: American Feed Industry Association, 2101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 916. Arlington, Va. 22201. Ph: 703524-0810;; SEP 17-18 — POULTLRY PRODUCTION & HEALTH SMNR., Marriott Downtown, Memphis, Tenn. Contact: U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, 1530 Cooledge Road, Tucker, Ga. 30084-7303, Ph: 770-493-9401, seminar@uspoultry. org, SEP 17-28 — PRODUCTION & HEALTH SMNR., Marriott Downtown, Memphis, Tenn. Contact: U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, 1530 Cooledge Road, Tucker, Ga. 30084-7303, Ph: 770493-9401,, SEP 19-20— CPF ANNUAL MTNG. & CONF., Monterey Plaza Hotel, Monterey, Calif. Contact: California Poultry Federation, 4640 Spyres Way, Suite 4, Modesto, Calif. 95356. Ph: 209-576-6355; SEP 24-25 — GEORGIA POULTRY CONF., Classic Center, Athens, Ga. Contact: Extension Poultry Science, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga. 30602, Ph: 706-542-1325; or Georgia Poultry Federation, P.O. Box 763, Gainesville, Ga. 30503. Ph: 770-532-0473.

JUL 10-11 — AEB BOARD MTNG., Chicago, Ill. Contact: American Egg Board, 1460 Renaissance Drive, Park Ridge, Ill. 60068. Ph: 847-2967043;;

AUG 19-21 — NATIONAL SAFETY CONF. FOR THE POULTRY INDUSTRY, Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Amelia Island, Fla. Contact: U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, 1530 Cooledge Road, Tucker, Ga. 30084-7303, Ph: 770-493-9401, seminar@uspoultry. org,

SEP 30-Oct. 2 — NATIONAL MTNG. POULTRY HEALTH & PROCESSING, Ocean City, Md. Contact: Delmarva Poultry Industry Inc., 16686 County Seat Hwy., Georgetown, Del. 19947-4881; dpi@;

JUL 16-17 — INFORMATION SYSTEMS SMNR., Doubletree Hotel, Nashville, Tenn. Contact: U.S. Poultry & Egg

19-29 — UEP AREA MTNGS., AUG TBA. Contact: United Egg Producers, 1720 Windward Concourse, Suite

2-3— NCC ANNUAL CONF. & OCT FALL BOARD MTNG., Mandarin Oriental, Washington, D.C. Contact:

National Chicken Council, 1052 15th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005. Ph: 202-296-2622;;; OCT 3-4 — PPFC SEMINAR, Doubletree Hotel, Nashville, Tenn. Contact: Poultry Protein & Fat Council, 1530 Cooledge Road, Tucker, Ga. 30084. Ph: 770-493-9401;; OCT 8-11 — UEP BOARD MTNG. & EXECUTIVE CONF., Inn on Biltmore Estates, Asheville, N.C. Contact: United Egg Producers, 1720 Windward Concourse, Suite 230, Alpharetta, Ga. 30005. Ph: 770360-9220; OCT 15-17 — SUNBELT AG EXPO., Moultrie, Ga. Contact: Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition, 290-G Harper Blvd., Moultrie, Ga. 31788. Ph: 229-9851968, ext. 28; OCT 17-23 — USAHA ANNUAL MTNG., San Diego, Calif. Contact: U.S. Animal Health Association, 4221 Mitchell Ave., St. Joseph, Mo. 64507. Ph: 816-671-1144;; OCT 21-23 — SOY & GRAIN TRADE SUMMIT, Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis, Minn. Contact: HighQuest Partners, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 30, Danvers, Mass. 01923. Ph: 978-8878800; 3-6 — PROCESS EXPO and NOV INTERNATIONAL DAIRY SHOW, McCormick Place, Chicago, Ill. Contact: Food Processing Suppliers Association, www.myprocessexpo. com; or International Daiary Foods Association, 6-8 — AEB BOARD MTNG., NOV Savannah, Ga. Contact: American Egg Board, 1460 Renaissance Drive, Park Ridge, Ill. 60068. Ph: 847-296-


NOV 13-14 — COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGIES WKSHP., Embassy Suites Atlanta Centennial Olymjpic Park, Atlanta, Ga. Contact: U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, 1530 Cooledge Road, Tucker, Ga. 30084-7303, Ph: 770-493-9401, seminar@uspoultry. org, DEC 3-5 — ITF WINTER MTNG., West Des Moines Marriott, West Des Moines Iowa. Contact: Iowa Turkey Federation, 535 E. Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa 50010. Ph: 515-22-7492;;;

2014 JAN 28-30 — INTERNATIONAL POULTRY EXPO - INTERNATIONAL FEED EXPO, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Ga. Contact: U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, 1530 Cooledge Road, Tucker, Ga. 300847303, Ph: 770-493-9401, seminar@, index.cfm; or American Feed Industry Association, 2101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 916, Arlington, Va. 22201, 703-5240810,, FEB 19-20 — 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. 68583-0721; 402-472-2051;; MAR 4-23 — HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW & RODEO, Houston, Texas. Contact: Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, P.O. Box 20070, Houston, Texas 77225-0070. Ph: 832-667-1000;;

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companies like Shuanghui are “not looking to cause any trouble in the American market at all” or “cut corners.” “Quite the opposite . . . They want to gain from what the U.S. is able to do,” he said. “But whether they can operate an American company in the U.S. market remains to be determined.” The deal comes as Smithfield has been under pressure to improve its business. Like most pork producers, Smithfield has been caught in a tug of war with consumers. The company needs to raise prices to offset rising commodity costs, namely the corn it uses for feed. But consumers are still extremely sensitive to price changes in the current economy. By raising prices, Smithfield risks cutting into its sales should consumers cut back or buy cheaper meats, such as chicken. In recent months, Continental Grain Co., one of Smithfield’s larg-

est shareholders, had been pushing Smithfield to consider splitting itself up, saying it was time for the company to “get serious about creating shareholder value.” Following a March letter from Continental Grain, Smithfield said it would review the suggestions “in due course.” In its most recent quarter, the company reported that its net income rose more than 3 percent, helped by gains in hog production, its international business and its packaged meats such as deli meats, bacon, sausage and hot dogs — a large growth area for the company. Shuanghui gives Smithfield new opportunities. The company owns a variety of global businesses that include food, logistics and flavoring products. Under the terms of the Shuanghui-Smithfield deal, which was unanimously approved by both companies’ boards, shareholders of Smithfield will receive $34 per share — a 31 percent premium to the Smithfield, Va., company’s closing

stock price of $25.97 on May 28. The companies put the deal’s total value at about $7.1 billion, including debt. Smithfield’s stock will no longer be publicly traded once the deal closes. The Smithfield deal including assumed debt would eclipse the Chinese purchase of a stake in a big U.S. investment firm as well. In December 2007, China Investment Corp. bought a 9.9 percent stake in Morgan Stanley valued at $5.6 billion, according to research firm Dealogic. Smithfield shares surged $7.38, or about 29 percent, to close at $33.35 on May 29. Smithfield’s existing management team will remain in place and Shuanghui also will honor the collective bargaining agreements with Smithfield workers. The company has about 46,000 employees. The transaction is subject to review by the U.S. Committee on Foreign Investment, which evaluates the potential national security effects of transactions. The process typically includes a 30-day initial review, followed by a 45-day investigation before making a recommendation to the president. China has accused the U.S. of discriminating against its compa-

nies, although analysts say American firms face bigger obstructions investing in China. The deal comes as Chinese investment in U.S. firms, while still comparatively low, has risen sharply in recent years, topping $6.5 billion in 2012 and totaling more than $10 billion in deals in the pipeline so far this year, according to Thilo Hanemann of New York research firm Rhodium Group. The data reflect investments that meet the threshold for foreign direct investment, which is a final stake of 10 percent or more of voting rights in the invested company and excludes portfolio investments such as government bonds. Much of the investments are in energy, advanced manufacturing and technology, as well as entertainment, hospitality and safe-haven assets like real estate. “It’s good news for the U.S. economy and for U.S. manufacturing because Chinese companies are keen to capitalized made in the U.S. brands,” Hanemann said. “The level of Chinese investment is still too low to call it a savior . . . (but) the potential for future growth is huge.”

Continental Grain Continental Grain Co., one of

Smithfield Foods Inc.’s largest shareholders, said on June 3 that it supports the proposed takeover of the pork producer by a Chinese company and has sold the bulk of its stake in Smithfield. Continental Grain has been pushing Smithfield to consider splitting itself up to reward shareholders. “We have been advocating for value creation and are pleased that the Smithfield board of directors and management are being proactive in realizing value for the benefit of all of its shareholders,” Continental Grain CEO and Chairman Paul J. Fribourg said in a statement on June 3. The privately held grain company said it was exiting its stake in Smithfield because it was “satisfied” with the return on its investment, which began in 2007. The company had held 8.1 million shares of Smithfield, or 5.8 percent of the company’s outstanding stock as of April 25, according to FactSet. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 3, Continental Grain appeared to have sold nearly all of its holdings in Smithfield Foods since May 30. A representative for Continental Grain could not be reached immediately for comment.

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WASHINGTON — USDA’s Food Safety & Inspection Service has launched a mobile app version of the Meat, Poultry and Egg Inspection (MPI) Directory. The Android app provides a listing of establishments that produce meat, poultry and/or egg products regulated by FSIS. By making the MPI Directory available via mobile devices, the data will now be more easily accessible, not just to industry, but to FSIS employees/inspectors, as well as the

public. The MPI Directory is FSIS’ most accessed online information and is downloaded approximately 25,000 times per month. The information, previously available as PDF and data files, is now available through an easy-touse Android app. The second release, scheduled for later in the year, will run on Apple devices. The mobile application can be downloaded from Google play at details?id=usda.fsis.mobilempi or by searching “usda mpi directory” from Android’s Google Play app. Initial download and regular updates to the mobile application will require an Internet connection, but the mobile application’s normal mode of operation will give customers the option to work without a network connection. More information from FSIS can be obtained at


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This practice also helps keep food in the United States affordable, and why we are fortunate enough to spend proportionately less of our income on food than most other countries around the world. The following Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) regarding Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s) are meant to share information about GMO’s and how they are used in the chicken industry today. (1) Are chickens genetically modified? No. Chickens which are raised for meat in the U.S. benefit from a natural process of selecting and crossbreeding birds with the most desirable qualities. (2) Which ingredients in chicken feed are typically genetically modified? Since 1996, farmers in animal agriculture, including poultry, have fed genetically modified grains (corn) and oilseeds (soybeans) to their flocks and herds, with U.S. government oversight. Since more than 80 percent of the corn and soybeans grown in the US are raised from genetically modified seeds, almost all corn and soybean used in conventional livestock and poultry production is genetically modified. There has been no scientific evidence of any compromise to animal health whatsoever from the ingestion of genetically modified feed in-

gredients. In fact, since 1996, overall chicken health has improved and U.S. production has increased by 43 percent. (3) What safeguards or regulations are put in place to ensure that feed ingredients aren’t harmful to chicken or human health? The combined expertise of three federal agencies: the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA); and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are all responsible when it comes to approving and overseeing the use of genetically modified crops to ensure a safe food supply both for animals and human beings. Simply put: the EPA evaluates genetically modified plants for environmental safety; the USDA evaluates whether the plant is safe to grow; and the FDA evaluates whether the plant is safe to eat. (4) What are the benefits of using genetically modified feed ingredients? Genetically modified crops require less fertilizer and fewer pesticides, while increasing crop yields. This helps make feeding them to chickens more environmentallyfriendly and results in a more sustainable food product. (5) How does the nutritional value of a chicken raised with GMO ingredients differ from one that hasn’t been fed GMO’s? There is no nutritional difference between chicken products in which chickens have been fed genetically

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modified crops versus chickens that have not. Once feed is digested by the animal, there is no way to distinguish any difference. Furthermore, there is no food safety — or any other risk — to the health and well-being of consumers when they consume chicken or other animal agriculture products (e.g. eggs, dairy), which have been raised with genetically modified feed ingredients, as demonstrated through more than 15 years of the widespread use of GMO grains in conventional agriculture. Most importantly, this position is supported by the World Health Organization (WHO). (6) Should genetically modified foods be labeled as such? This does not apply to chicken, as chickens and chicken meat are not

genetically modified. (7) Are genetically modified feed ingredients permitted in organic chicken production? While the National Chicken Council (NCC) firmly stands behind the science regarding GMO’s and has the highest confidence in chicken products fed GMO’s, it also recognizes that not all consumers support this practice. In this case, consumers should know that those chicken products that carry the Certified Organic label, granted by USDA, have not used genetically modified feed ingredients in the raising process. The amazing variety of chicken products today allows people to choose products that take into account many factors, including taste preference, personal values and af-

fordability. Consumers can eat all USDAinspected chicken with the highest confidence knowing that their chicken is safe, wholesome and poses no risk whether or not it was fed genetically modified, conventional or organic feed ingredients. (8) Where can I get more information about GMOs? FDA’s Questions & Answers on Food from Genetically Engineered Plants International Food Information Council Questions & Answers about Food Biotechnology Best Food Facts Q&A Video Series about GMOs FDA’s Role in Regulating Safety of GE Foods Council for Agricultural Science & Technology



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Locked exits State media quoted survivors as saying it was difficult for workers to escape because only one door to the plant was open while other exits were locked and the fire spread quickly. State broadcaster CCTV quoted unidentified workers as saying the fire broke out during a change of shifts when about 350 workers were at the plant, owned by Jilin Baoyuanfeng Poultry Co. It wasn’t clear how many workers had been accounted for and a provincial government media official, who refused to give his name, said he expected the death toll to rise further as more bodies were recovered from the charred building. Some employees raised the alarm shortly after the shift began at 6 a.m., and then the lights went out, causing panic as workers rushed to find an

exit, employee Wang Fengya told Xinhua. “When I finally ran out and looked back at the plant, I saw high flames,” Wang, 44, was quoted as saying. Xinhua said she and three other workers were sent to a hospital in the nearby provincial capital of Changchun. Another worker quoted by Xinhua, 39-year-old Guo Yan, said the emergency exit at her workstation could not be opened and she was knocked to the ground in the crush of workers seeking to escape through a side door. “I could only crawl desperately forward,” Guo was quoted as saying. “I worked alongside an old lady and a young girl, but I don’t know if they survived or not.” The newspaper Southern Metropolis Daily, known for its aggressive reporting, said the accident occurred in a factory building where chickens were being dismembered. The newspaper reported on its mi-

croblog that the fire spread rapidly, with industrial boilers exploding, and only a side door to the building was open with the rest of the exits locked. It quoted an unidentified worker as saying the fire engulfed the building in three minutes, leaving too little time for many to flee. The disaster killed 119 people, and 54 people were being treated in hospitals, the provincial government said on its microblog. Calls to fire and rescue services rang unanswered and hospital administrators said they had no information about the injured. State media quoted hospital staffers as saying that most of the injured survivors were being treated for inhalation of toxic gases such as ammonia while others had burns of varying degrees. By about noon, the fire had been mostly extinguished by about 500 firefighters, and bodies were being recovered from the charred build-

ings. CCTV footage showed dark smoke billowing up from the prefabricated cement structures topped with corrugated iron roofs. Chinese President Xi Jinping and other top leaders ordered that no effort be spared to rescue and treat survivors as well as to investigate the cause of the incident. It wasn’t immediately clear if the workers were local residents or migrants from other areas. The poultry plant is one of several in the area where chickens are slaughtered and then quickly cut up into pieces and shipped to market. The entire process takes place in near-freezing conditions and such plants are usually built with large amounts of flammable foam insulation to maintain a constant temperature. Jilin Baoyuanfeng produces 67,000 tons of processed chicken per year and employs about 1,200 people. The plant is located outside

the city of Dehui, about 800 kilometers (500 miles) northeast of China’s capital, Beijing. Established in 2009, the company serves markets in 20 cities nationwide and has won numerous awards for its contribution to the local economy, according to introductions posted online. The area where the fire occurred is an agribusiness center, especially for poultry. Nearby is one of the biggest producers of broiler chickens in China, Jilin Deda Co., which is partly owned by Thailand-based conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Group. The June 3 fire hit a company that is much smaller than Jilin Deda. Though it’s unlikely to have an impact on China’s chicken supply, the accident came as chicken producers were seeing sales recover after an outbreak of a deadly new strain of bird flu, H7N9, briefly scared the public in April and early May.

annual decrease. The bill’s farmstate supporters also fended off efforts to cut sugar, tobacco and other farm supports. Senators looking to pare back subsidies did win one victory in the Senate, an amendment to reduce the government’s share of crop insurance premiums for farmers with adjusted gross incomes of more than $750,000. Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) said their amendment would affect about 20,000 farmers. Stabenow argued the amendment would result in fewer people buying insurance and undercut a separate provision in the bill that would require farmers buying crop insurance to comply with certain environmental standards on their land. Currently the government pays for an average 62 percent of crop insurance premiums and also subsidizes the companies that sell the insurance. The overall bill expands crop insurance for many crops and also creates a program to compen-

sate farmers for smaller, or “shallow,” revenue losses before the paid insurance kicks in. The crop insurance expansion is likely to benefit Midwestern corn and soybean farmers, who use crop insurance more than other farmers. The bill would also boost subsidies for Southern rice and peanut farmers, lowering the threshold for those farms to receive government help. The help for rice and peanuts was not in last year’s bill but was added this year after the agriculture panel gained a new top Republican, Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran. Critics, including the former top Republican on the committee, Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts, said the new policy could guarantee that the rice and peanut farmers’ profits are average or above average. “This bill looks in the rearview mirror for outdated policies that cause the farmer to plant for the government and not the market,” Roberts said after the Senate vote.

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Product Showcase Poultry Times presents this Spring 2013 edition of the Poultry Products Showcase as a forum for manufacturers and distributors to highlight products and services designed for and geared to the needs of the multi-faceted poultry industry. Here, we feature useful and necessary products for the poultryman — both new and those proven to be “tried and true.”

pumps, the 67DX Series from Cat Pump is an enhanced version of the previous best-selling 4200 psi Triplex Pump. The new edition includes an adjustable unloading bypass system, chemical soap injector and is covered by a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty. This model also includes an inlet adapter with a stainless steel filter washer and a thermal relief overheat sensor. 800-333-9274

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LED lights Overdrive Lighting Overdrive Lighting has designed three different LED models for poultry operations. All models are backed by our 5 year warranty. All three models are designed to maximize light efficiencies via their lens design. All three models spread the floor light evenly and have excellent low level dimming capabilities. All models are offered in a warm white (2700/3000K) and daylight (5000K) Kelvin colors. Our models are either Energystar, LM79/Lighting Design Labs certified. All models qualify for utility rebates. All model specifications can be viewed at or Call your local Overdrive distributor for pricing or call our office for your nearest distributor. We can guarantee you that our pricing is worth checking out. 800-657-0509

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Chore-Time’s new CHORETRONICS® 3 Controls offer users true buttonless operation with the color and convenience of touch screen navigation. Additionally, the new Controls’ graphing capabilities open a colorful world of data presentation for users, making poultry house data analysis much faster and easier. Chore-Time’s third generation of its popular CHORE-TRONICS® line of controls features vivid color in a large 10-inch (25 cm) display. Users can employ the intuitive touch screen to navigate from the Current Conditions screen to other screens facilitating control of various house components and display of critical house information in table or graph form. Users more comfortable with mouse operation may use a wired or wireless USB mouse with the new controls. It incorporates the features growers have enjoyed in generations 1 and 2 along with the following new features exclusive to generation 3: fully integrated ceiling inlet control; fully integrated bird scale control; up to 16 controlling sensors; improved graphing capabilities; external USB port; and USB set-up key to back-up and transfer settings. 574-658-4101

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Chore-Time Chore-Time’s CHORE-TRONICS® Feeder Line Run-Time Monitor provides a diagnostic look at what is going on in the poultry house by monitoring feeder line and/or fill system function. Proper feeder line and fill system operation is one of the best indications of whether the birds are eating as they should. The CHORE-TRONICS Run-Time Monitor helps producers discover potential performance problems by providing the answers to questions such as these: Are all the feeder lines in the house running? Are all lines running for the same length of time? In split houses, how does the run time in each end of the house compare? On the farm, how does one house compare to another? Disruptions in individual feeder line function can result from a hot or cold spot in the house, uneven bird distribution within the house, a motor or other mechanical failure with the feed line, a fill system malfunction, an empty feed bin, or other irregularities that will adversely affect bird performance. By proactively monitoring feeder line performance, producers can get an early indication of a developing problem so they can resolve it quickly. The Run-Time Monitor can be connected to every feeder line in a poultry house to track the daily run time per line. 574-658-4101

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Evap. cooling Reeves Supply Reeves Supply is a family owned company that has been setting a standard in evaporative cooling. The company notes that it’s dedicated to providing the highest quality evaporative cooling systems and tunnel doors in the poultry industry, while still maintaining the best service. Among the other products Reeves offers include: inlets, actuators, exhaust fans, stir fans, fogger nozzles valves, filters and more. 888-854-5221 (Continued on next page)

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Transport prod. Pakster Pakster manufactures transport coops, chick boxes, egg flats, egg baskets, buckets and pallets. Our products are injection molded in high density polyethylene, providing excellent strength and durability combined with good chemical resistance. We are committed to providing our customers with quality products and excellent customer service. 423-746-2360

for Extra-Large and Jumbo eggs. Samples are in stock now for try outs. The company offers several color options. They will work with all automated systems. The company offers egg flats for larger eggs up to Jumbo. Minimum order per color is 3,600 flats. New pricing is being offered for a limited time. The reusable plastic egg flats are easy to wash and dry for biosecurity, do not keep odor. 423-746-2360

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Dosatron International Inc. introduces its new 40 GPM-D8RE2 chemical injector. “We are very excited to offer the new 40 GPM

chemical injector into the industrial markets. Through new technology, innovation and with improved features, the D8RE2 includes a builtin air bleed, has no metal rods and offers an optional bypass,” said Dosatron’s CEO Pam Temko. The new 40 GPM-D8RE2 offers improved chemical resistant housing, enhanced UV resistance, allows injection of corrosive chemicals, and features easy-to-adjust injection rates and easy-to read graduated scales. The D8RE2 can easily inject caustic chemicals accurately with a flow rate of 2.2 to 40 gpm, an injection ratio of 1:500 - 1:50 and a pressure range of 2 to 110 psi. The 40 GPM-D8RE2 chemical injector is available wherever Dosatron injectors are sold. 800-523-8499

Litter services Jones-Hamilton As producers continue to battle rising feed costs, the impact of ammonia and tight profit margins, the Jones-Hamilton Agricultural Division is helping them strike back with litter management education and application services. For a nominal fee, Jones-Hamilton certified applicators work with producers to properly prepare their poultry houses and apply PLT®. “We have actually offered our application service since 2000, but as more and more growers shift from whole house cleanouts to ongoing litter management it has really grown in popularity,” said Blake Gibson, business development manager. “Producers under-

stand the bottom-line impact proper litter management can make and they’re seeking out every resource to help them improve. We’re renewing our education efforts to ensure they get the biggest bang for their buck.” The Jones-Hamilton application service and education tools, which include on-farm support, as well as online articles, are designed to maximize the effectiveness of PLT, thereby relieving that stress. Proper application and ammonia purge also maximizes the fuel savings related to PLT. “Showing producers how to prepare their houses and correctly applying PLT for them goes a long way toward efficient ammonia control and litter management,” Gibson said. 843-319-7791 (Continued on next page)


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Nipple drink sys. Lubing Systems L.P. Lubing’s OptiGROW Nipple is the ultimate nipple for broilers and is uniquely designed to work in today’s challenging poultry environment, the company notes. Because the nipple has been optimized for growth, you will be amazed by the first-week performance and explosive bird growth. OptiGROW nipples offer: large body and pin; acid resistant design; easy triggering for day-old birds; increased side-action flow; larger flow range for jumbo birds; increased weight gains; improved feed conversions. 423-709-1000

Rodenticide Liphatech ®

Liphatech Inc., the soft bait innovator, and formulating manufacturer of FastDraw®, BootHill®, Hombre, and Gunslinger® rodenticides, continues to provide biosecurity and disease prevention programs with the most advanced rodenticide: Revolver Soft Bait. Liphatech’s no-wax soft bait, known for its superior knockdown power of mice and rats, is now available in a single-feed bromadiolone formulation, Revolver. Presented in a 12 gram (0.42 oz.) pouch and made with foodgrade grains and oils, Revolver produces an aroma that attracts rodents away from competing food sources providing consumers unmatched control of rodent populations. When compared to competitive green wax-blocks, no-wax soft bait, Revolver outperforms by not melting in high temperatures or losing its palatability in cold environments. Soft bait pouches of Revolver Rodenticide are easy to use and allow tailored dosing to control heavy rodent infestations or as a low

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Skinning eqpt. Prime Equipment Group Prime Equipment Group Inc. announces the launch of their new line of Waterless Skinning equipment for chicken products such as boneless breast butterflies, bone-in thighs and whole legs. The new Waterless Skinner models eliminate the need for water during the skinning process, reducing water-related operating costs, preserving the quality of skin pieces commonly used in secondary processes. Offered in 12-inch, 18-inch and 24-inch belt widths, these new machines feature an air system for debris ejection and an improved upper belt assembly design with reduced friction bearings for extended parts life. “We recognize the need to evolve our designs to meet the changing needs of our customers,” said Michael Gasbarro, CEO of Prime Equipment Group. “Product quality and yield are important attributes in the industry. Our goal is to deliver the best skinning results while keeping operating costs to a minimum.” Prime machines currently in operation can be upgraded to the Waterless configuration and the upgrade can be performed at your facility. 614-253-8590

Trace minerals Novus International Poultry producers are well aware

of the critical importance of proper nutrition in maximizing animal health and productivity. What may be less obvious, however, is the contribution of chelated trace minerals to such vital traits as tissue integrity and egg shell strength. “When trace minerals such as copper, manganese and zinc are used in feed at recommended levels, animals are enabled to perform to their genetic potential,” said Dr. Scott Carter, global poultry market manager for Novus. “But when these trace minerals are deficient, the results are lower reproduction, depressed immune system response, lower bone density, reduced feed efficiency, poor health and increased mortality.” The benefits of minerals aren’t limited to improving the health of the bird; they make the egg produced by the bird better, too. Maintaining trace mineral balances supports shell strength, the internal structure of the egg and the tissue integrity of the unhatched chick. As laying hens age, mineral nutrition plays an increasingly important role, ensuring continued production of plentiful, high-quality eggs and the overall well-being of the hen. Optimal nutrition translates into optimal performance. As a highly bioavailable mineral source, MINTREX is absorbed and used by the animal to a much greater degree than inorganic trace mineral supplements. This means producers can maintain feeding efficiency with fewer minerals fed and excreted. 888-906-6887

Medicator Hydro Systems Co. Hydro Systems Co. has introduced a new animal medicator named “AquaBlend” to the U.S. market. Hydro Systems is also the manufacturer of the Chemilizer and Dosmatic lines of water driven injectors. The AquaBlend system is specifically engineered to accu-

rately medicate and/or treat water in most agricultural environments. The AquaBlend is being offered in two different fixed ratio models (1:100 & 1:128) and is designed to handle both liquid chemicals and wettable powders. “The AquaBlend was specifically designed to be the easiest to use and maintain medicator in the market,” said Chris Torry, Hydro Systems’ product manager. “After our acquisitions of Chemilizer and Dosmatic, Hydro Systems set out to engineer a new medicator that would meet the demands of a changing market. Our research told us that consumers are looking for a reliable injector that is easy to install, simple to maintain and capable of injecting both liquid chemicals and wettable powders. The AquaBlend meets

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Community nest VAL-CO VAL-CO® has introduced a Community Nest with new Winchable Slats providing easy-to-clean, comfortable and easily-accessed nesting for hens. Designed around the natural behavior of hens, VAL-CO’s Community Nest is an inviting and practical nest, providing an ideal location in a barn for hens to lay their eggs. The new winchable slat design, unique to VAL-CO, is a key feature in improving hygiene while saving considerable time and labor in cleaning the nest and recovering drier, higher-quality manure. Waterproof PVC foam board is also used in the nesting area, which creates a more bird-friendly environment, helps ease the cleaning process and improves productivity. Because the Community Nest is easier to clean, it is less likely than conventional designs to harbor disease or parasites. “The nesting area is comfortable,

protected and well ventilated, so it’s very attractive for egg laying,” said Sean Francey, VAL-CO product manager. “Combined with the welfare-friendly expeller, these features increase egg production and reduce brooding.” The nest is made with durable components and designed for easy assembly. It’s suitable for either a high-rise or floor-mounted installation, and is available in center-belt configurations with new winchable or standard slat packages to suit each customer’s poultry environment. 800-998-2526

Disinfectants Preserve International SYNERGIZE ORANGE and SYNERGIZE ORANGE NF, now U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved, offer the exact same superior performance and application characteristics you have come to rely on when using SYNERGIZE in your hatchery, field operations and vehicle sanitation programs for more than a decade. SYNERGIZE ORANGE and SYNERGIZE ORANGE NF, after enormous customer demand, is now available with a fresh natural orange scent. All SYNERGIZE versions continue to exhibit the relentless, non-resistant efficacy against the industry’s most challenging microorganisms our customers have come to expect. Watch and see — Competitors will attempt to “copy” our newest versions, as they have our original SYNERGIZE, in an effort to “keep up” with SYNERGIZE, one of the top disinfectant-cleaners available. The SYNERGIZE line remains an effective biosecurity weapon for disinfecting and sanitation programs. 209-664-1607


Preserve International Preserve International offers its three unique and effective disinfectants and cleaners — SYNERGIZE, DYNE-O-MIGHT and GROUND ZERO. Using synergistic combinations of quaternary ammonium compounds, iodines, organic acids, along with one of the most effective antimicrobials, glutaraldehyde, makes these products effective biosecurity weapons for disinfecting and cleaning your breeder, growout and vehicle sanitation facilities to combat and eliminate contamination. These products have demonstrated their efficacy and/or cleaning abilities in realistic poultry house conditions, which include high levels of organic matter and hard water. Proven efficacy in levels of organic matter as high as 50 percent and 1,000 ppm hard water makes the products ideal for use on poultry house floors, dirt and litter. These products lower poultry house floor pH, which aids in the lowering of ammonia levels while disinfecting and/or cleaning so as to inhibit further growth and development of microorganisms. These products have proven their effectiveness throughout the world in the most difficult and realistic farm conditions. 209-664-1607

Light dimmer Pro-Tech Inc. The 2K GREEN RIMMIR-DIMMER by Pro-Tech Inc. is a 2,000 watt reverse phase light dimmer that is revolutionizing the dimming industry. Some of the very important advantages this dimmer has are: soft start every cycle, greater than 98 percent increased noise immunity, biofeedback, increased bulb life, works with any type of bulb and provides a better power factor. The Reverse Phase Technology allows

the RIMMIR to soft start the bulbs every half cycle. The rapid switching (every 8.3 milliseconds) of the load on and off is what dims the bulb. Dimmable fluorescent bulbs have a range where they perform the best. It is a broader range with the RIMMIR, but at very low levels they may flicker or turn off with any dimmer. Longevity is reduced at this point. Biofeedback intelligently watches the bulbs and when the bulbs reach the point that the life of the bulb is impaired, the voltage is increased ever so slightly to maintain the bulb at its lowest intensity without endangering the life of the bulb. 704-872-6227

Turkey feeding pan Big Dutchman Big Dutchman introduces the Gladiator turkey feeding pan with features designed to reduce feed waste, lower maintenance time and feed the largest turkeys. The Gladiator turkey feeding pan is designed to feed the largest and most aggressive turkeys. Our “Snap’n Lock” feature secures the dish to the pan body to eliminate “dish drop,” which saves lots of feed, and many man-hours of maintenance. The Gladiator’s dish design catches feed as the turkeys eat, which saves feed and then funnels it back in front of your flock, increasing your feed conversions. The pan is constructed of industrial strength plastic to last through many growout periods, and the snap on cap allows for easy installation and simple removal of individual pans when needed. Our patented uses of the shocker wire design gives you the ability to adjust the feed level to the entire line with a simple turn of a crank. 616-582-4009

Feeding system

Big Dutchman Big Dutchman’s FLUXX Pan Feeding System offers customers many options to satisfy their needs. The FLUXX feeding systems offered are for broiler, pullet and breeder production, with a wide selection of sizes and options, each designed to maximize feed conversions, produce a uniform flock and increase egg production with breeders. The unique design of the FLUXX system provides optimal flooding of pans by distributing feed evenly around the pan in a complete 360-degree circumference. Dayold chicks have easy access to feed, female breeders are provided feed without competition from males and the FLUXX pullet pan helps to produce more consistently uniform flocks. Customers save time with the simple installation, ease of use and maintenance. From day olds to full grown, the FLUXX family of pans will minimize waste while maximizing your profits. 616-582-4009

Rad. tube heaters Space-Ray A new series of radiant tube brooders designed to yield an extra wide, rectangular heat pattern for poultry houses has been introduced by Space-Ray of Charlotte, N.C. Marketed under the name BIG FOOT, the new brooder provides one of the largest rectangular shaped heating footprints available for modern poultry applications. Available in natural or propane gas, the new PBF Series from Space-Ray saves on fuel costs, reduces maintenance and permits higher mounting in the poultry house for broader coverage and added efficiency. The reflector angle of the BIG FOOT radiant tube brooder is engineered to an optimum angle of 19 degrees (Continued on next page)



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which improves the radiant footprint and minimizes convective wash. The result is a more uniform heat distribution, better brooding conditions and more comfort for the birds. Space-Ray Big Foot Heaters use positive pressure to push products of combustion through the heavy-duty calorized aluminized steel combustion chamber. Calorized tube material offers improved corrosion resistance and greater radiant output. Each of the heaters come with a choice of one-stage or two-stage input controls for added flexibility and a totally enclosed burner box that places all the power, thermostat and gas connections in one central location for easier installation and maintenance. The BIG FOOT radiant tube brooder series is available in four sizes from 60,000 Btu (British thermal unit)/hr (18 kW/hr) to 90,000 Btu/hr (26 kW/hr). 800-849-7311

Pos. press. heaters Space-Ray Space-Ray has introduced a line of positive pressure radiant gas tube heaters with a Tube Integrity Safety System (TISS) that provides additional safety for poultry houses. The TISS system is unique to Space-Ray. Available in natural or propane gas, the new PCA/PCS Series Radiant Gas Tube Heaters from Space-Ray saves in fuel costs, reduces maintenance and permits higher mounting in the poultry house for broader coverage and added efficiency. The Space-Ray PCA/PCS Tube Heaters use positive pressure to push products of combustion through the heavy-duty calorized aluminized steel combustion chamber. Calorized or heat-treated emitter tubes are offered as an option by SpaceRay. Calorized tube material offers improved corrosion resistance and greater radiant output. The tube heaters come with a choice of one-

stage or two-stage input controls for added flexibility and a totally enclosed burner box that places all the power, thermostat and gas connections in one central location for easier installation and maintenance. 800-849-7311

Wireless alarm Farm Alarm

ted to responsive, fast and helpful service. Whether the customer is large or small, whether their needs are complex or simple, we will respond with immediate, appropriate service. 770-886-2250 800-903-2955

Wood shaving mills Jackson Lumber Harvester

Farm Alarm Systems introduces the Model Wyr-LS 4.0 — a complete wireless system. The advanced radio communication alarm and monitoring system is ideal for monitoring poultry and livestock buildings without the necessity of installing connecting wires to all the houses, improving reliability and reducing potential damage from lightning strikes. This unit incorporates remote monitoring and control from any phone. Other features include: no monthly monitoring fee, temperature, water pressure, 220v dual leg power monitor, notifies up to eight phone numbers, built-in speaker, feed over run, generator run/stop, security input and radio self monitor. Long range, channel hopping (56 channels) radio modem assures excellent coverage. 800-407-5455

Protein/fat conver. American Proteins American Proteins operates the largest poultry protein and lipids conversion operation in the world, the company notes. For expert processing of poultry by-products, you can’t find a more experienced or technologically innovative leader than American Proteins. With our fast-growing list of customers and our export business increasing, our quality products are being used around the world. Innovation is the driving force behind every aspect of our operation. American Proteins has thrived because we are commit-

Jackson Wood Shaving Mills use logs and slabs to produce shavings ideal for poultry bedding that’s soft, fluffy, absorbent, free of bugs, weed seeds and toxic chemicals. Several models are available, powered by electric, diesel, gas, or tractor PTO. In the early 1960’s, Jackson Lumber Harvester Co. Inc., became involved in developing machines for producing wood shavings for poultry litter, because the availability of by-product from sawmills and planer mills was gradually being used up, and resulted in a demand for wood shavings. The Jackson Wood Shaving Mill addressed this need for high-quality wood shavings. Since the first wood shaving mill was patented by Clinton Jackson, the company has continued to improve the Jackson Wood Shaving Mills to keep in step with today’s high-tech standards of production. This, along with mechanical-design improvements, make the latest Jackson Wood Shaving Mills capable of producing the highest volume of shavings, while still providing the tops in quality. The Jackson Wood Shaving Mill continues to be the standard in wood shavings production, incorporating the latest electronic technology, with complete operation systems being offered on a variety of models. Jackson also provides plant layout design and installation services for its customers. 715-926-3816

Burners Jackson Lumber Harvester

Webb Burners, manufactured by Jackson Lumber Harvester Co. Inc., are ideal for generating large quantities of heat for industrial processes, at substantially less cost per Btu (British thermal unit) than traditional oil- or gas-fired systems. Jackson manufactures and sells a complete line of Webb Burners available in sizes up through 60 million Btu’s per hour. Jackson does complete drying system installations, including the Webb Burner of appropriate size for a particular operation, control console, drum dryer, cyclone, cyclone stand, screens, air lock, bin and belt conveyors. Using a variety of alternative fuels, with years of clean combustion performance, has resulted in positive evaluations by environmental protection agencies. The rapid combustion process allows quick response to changing process demands. Webb Burners are lined with an excellent combination of refractories to assure best heat retention and long burner life. Stack and hot gas transfer ducts are lined with high-temperature lightweight insulating refractory. The control panel provides automatic modulation of firing rate based on process outlet temperature (or other appropriate process parameter), and monitors burner and process inlet temperatures for safety shutdown in case of temperature extremes. 715-926-3816

Ceiling inlet Munters Munters’Aerotech BI28 Bi-Flow Ceiling Inlet features a design created using the latest in computer aerodynamic modeling. Airflow is maximized over the entire pressure range and the flow direction is precisely controlled. Performance of your ventilation system is improved with a fresh supply of preheated air delivered to every part of the building. The BI28 series include models for both mechanical and for air actu-

ated control. The simple to adjust springs allow full control of static pressure and makes it easy to compensate for ceiling pitch. The doors proven seal technology is similar to that used in energy efficient windows. The company has also added a cold climate package with added insulation value to reduce condensation. An added feature of the air actuated model in an optional mechanical override. When transitioning to full tunnel ventilation, all inlets close together, using a simple hand winch or an actuator. 800-227-2376

Litter amendment DSM Especially during these difficult economic times, poultry producers are seeking a litter amendment for their broiler houses that can minimize the harmful effects of ammonia and pathogenic microorganisms, promote bird health and productivity and lower their costs, without adversely affecting the surrounding environment. DSM’s LitterGuard is a natural, organic, microbial-based poultry litter amendment that reduces ammonia and pathogenic bacteria levels, improves the health and performance of birds and remains environmentally-friendly to poultry, people and natural resources. Used as an essential component of an ongoing maintenance program, non-corrosive and odor-reducing LitterGuard also enhances the profitability of poultry producers through cost savings, by minimizing energy needs, increasing organic waste decomposition, decreasing litter cleanout and replacement and helping to preserve the integrity of groundwater and soil. 973-257-8396

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In ovo vacc. sys Pfizer The benefits of in ovo vaccination are now within the reach of many more hatcheries worldwide, thanks to the development of a new compact device. Embrex Inovoject m is a semi-automated in ovo vaccination system from Pfizer Animal Health Global Poultry designed for those hatcheries that do not have a large enough footprint or throughput to justify the installation of a full-size Embrex Inovoject. The new device allows these hatcheries to benefit from the improved accuracy, reliability and efficiency of in ovo vaccination, but in a more compact form. According to Melinda Freson, senior manager, BioDevice Marketing, Pfizer Animal Health Global Poultry, the new device will include the same core features of the larger Inovoject in a more condensed

package. “There has been a need for a smaller Inovoject for some time,” Freson said. “For smaller hatcheries, or those in developing countries which have traditionally relied on manual labor to vaccinate each bird individually after hatch, the availability of a semi-automated in ovo vaccination system that is the right size for their hatchery, will be a real breakthrough. The Inovoject m has a number of operational advantages for the producer who currently vaccinates chicks on day of hatch. Not least is the fact that chicks can be transferred out of the hatchery and into the growout environment sooner.” 800-849-3372

handling of layer and broiler litter and manure. The units have proven to be very effective in fly, rodent and odor control Layer manure can be composted year round in the manure pit of the high rise using the smaller skid steer attachment. Litter from broiler houses can be recycled by composting within the house to pulverize, decake, sterilize and flash off the ammonia all in one operation. Flocks do better on recycled composted litter showing less mortalities, less blinding, increased feed conversion and increased bird weight at harvest. 641-322-4220

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The new AV Series 80,000 Btu (British thermal unit) Tube Brooder joins the ALL-STAR line up of Cumberland/Hired-Hand products. Each tube has its own reflector allowing the upper combustion tubes to concentrate more energy to the perimeter of the heating pattern, while the lower return tubes distribute a lesser radiant energy that result in reduced hot spots and more uniform floor temperatures. Offered in dual or single stage technology to maximize fuel efficiencies. 217-226-4420

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Damper fan Cumberland Cumberland now offers the Mega Flow External Damper fan line, which boasts high performance in a galvanized fan. This Mega Flow ED Fan line has been field tested and industry proven to be extremely effective in ventilation poultry production facilities. The AddAire butterfly style shutter system that comes standard on all Mega Flow ED Fans will provide a complete seal when closed and allow fans to

remain at their optimum operating performance under extreme levels of static pressure. The unique arched side cone panels allow you to mount fans closer together on field installations. 217-226-4420

LT/Marek’s vacc. Ceva Animal Health Ceva is introducing its Vectormune® HVT-LT vaccine. This vector vaccine protects against both infectious laryngotracheitis and Marek’s disease. Vectormune HVTLT is the newest addition to a vaccine range that includes Vectormune FP LT, a vector vaccine solution for pox and ILT widely used in the U.S. and Latin America. The launch of the new vaccine completes Ceva’s HVT-based vector vaccine range by offering veterinarians a singlesupplier solution for Newcastle disease, infectious laryngotracheitis or infectious bursal disease with Vectormune HVT-NDV, Vectormune HVT-LT or Vectormune HVT-IBD. Vectormune HVT-LT can be administered in the hatchery, in ovo or at day of age. It provides lifelong protection and is extremely safe, the company said. Vectormune HVT-LT is produced at Ceva’s new, state-of-the-art facility at its Biomune campus in Lenexa, Kan., and completes Ceva’s domestic product line for ILT and Marek’s disease protection. 913-894-0230

Animal health

the U.S., allowing the company to offer a broader range of actives and forms in addition to its current product portfolio that includes cattle ear tags, pour-ons, dusts and farm hygiene premise sprays, the company said. “Bayer is committed to the animal health industry and we are excited about providing these established brands to our customers,” said Ian Spinks, president and general manager for Bayer Animal Health North America. “Acquiring KMG’s extensive line of ectoparasiticides as well as its cattle ear tag product line nicely complements our existing product portfolio giving us the opportunity to offer more robust insecticide solutions to livestock and poultry producers.” Products acquired in the agreement include brands such as the Patriot cattle ear tag and the Rabon and Permectrin insecticides. 913-268-2577

Processing eqpt. Meyn Meyn is a reliable and committed partner of renowned poultry processing companies in more than 90 countries worldwide. Meyn is widely recognized for its ability to support its customers in their ambition for higher capacity and increased yield and efficiency. Meyn’s equipment has proven to maintain its high-level performance under a wide variety of line speeds and bird sizes, allowing its customers to achieve top-level productivity with an absolute minimum of labor. 770-967-0532

Bayer Animal Health Bayer HealthCare LLC Animal Health Division has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the Animal Health business of KMG Chemicals Inc. This move will further diversify Bayer’s existing insecticides portfolio in

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ducers improve their profitability by promoting egg production among broiler breeders, progeny performance and processing yield. Conducted by Auburn University, the research study utilized dayold Cobb 500 breeder pullets that were separated into different lightproof rooms. They were fed either a control diet or a diet containing Diamond V Original XPC®. Cockerels were fed a control diet in a separate, fourth room. Birds were fed on a skip-a-day restricted feeding program. Feeding Original XPC to broiler breeders promoted egg production with a positive change of 2.5 eggs produced during the 2643 week period. Breast meat yield was promoted by feeding Original XPC with a change of 7.4 percent in breast meat weight and a change of 0.69 percent in breast meat yield. Carcass yield was promoted with a change of 4.8 percent in carcass weight and a change of 0.44 percent in carcass yield. Progeny weight was promoted with progeny weighing approximately 2.9 percent more at day 14 and approximately 2.8 percent more at day 42. Feed conversion, adjusted for mortality and common bodyweight, improved by approximately 2 points (1.7 percent) at day 14 and 3 points (1.6 percent) at day 42. 800-373-7234

End doors Southwestern Sales Co. Southwestern Sales Co. introduces the V-Flex and S-Flex bifold end doors for live containment houses. This new line of insulated end doors represents an improvement from previous end door designs in efficiency and cost. The insulated V-Flex and S-Flex doors will reduce grower energy costs, and the tight seal provided by the door’s efficient design will elimi-

nate problems in maintaining adequate static pressure experienced with other style doors. 800-636-1975

Medicator Southwestern Sales Co. Southwestern Sales Co. introduces the Multicator which is a unique approach in designing a reliable and efficient device to inject nutrients, medications and condition water for animal confinement houses, nurseries and industrial applications. Medicators have historically used expensive seals, springs and other components which require continuous replacement, the company notes. The Multicator works efficiently from day one, and with no moving parts, permanently eliminates the need for expensive spare parts, and allows the user to focus on more important issues. 800-636-1975

N. fowl mite control Elanco Animal Health Poultry producers have a new tool to help rid birds of a costly health threat. Elector PSP has received regulatory approval for the control of Northern fowl mites, the most common external poultry parasite in the U.S. “Elector PSP puts a new class of chemistry in the hands of poultry producers, giving them a proven, effective means of controlling a destructive, persistent nuisance,” said Jeff Meyer, senior research scientist for Elanco. “Research has demonstrated that these pests can cause significant damage to layers and breeders — and to the profitability of producers.” One application of Elector PSP at recommended levels can break the life cycle and control Northern fowl mites, the company said. In addition, Elector PSP poses no cross-resistance issues for pro-

ducers who use pyrethroids, carbamates or organophosphates. It is unnecessary to remove eggs to treat birds, nor is it necessary to withhold meat or eggs after treatment. As before, Elector PSP can also be used as a treatment for houseflies and darkling beetles, Elanco said. 317-276-2000

than 70 countries on five continents. BVS Cid Lines USA distributes Cid Lines’ products from nine locations in the U.S. 888-378-4045

Transport sys.

The CompostCat from Farmer Automatic of America is a selfpropelled machine that stirs, aerates and re-deposits composting material in a windrow directly behind the machine. It can be used in any windrow composting application. Short term windrow composting in broiler houses has proven to reduce low level pathogens and ammonia levels prior to arrival of baby chicks. The unique design offers a zero degree turn radius for excellent maneuverability anywhere. An integrated pest management program is a big part of a manure management plan. We offer this machine with a variety of options and upgrades to fit your individual needs. 912-681-2763

Smithway As times have changed so has Smithway. In 2000 Smithway introduced its patented Air Conditioned systems — improving temperature control and biosecurity. Now we have increased our cooling capacity by 30 percent by incorporating a dual compressor system that can work independently or together giving not only added cooling but also a backup system in case of a compressor failure. This and more can be monitored from your desk with our wireless communication system. For more than 30 years, Smithway has been a leader of the flock no matter how big or small your loads may be. 828-628-1756

Compost system Farmer Automatic

Newcastle vaccine Merck Animal Health

Health solutions Best Vet Solutions Best Veterinary Solutions Inc. is a leader in innovative animal health solutions from the world’s highest quality manufacturers. The company notes that its mission is to manufacture and supply products and give support to its animal agriculture customers, and help them do the best possible job of caring for their animals at the most reasonable cost. In 2004 the company opened its corporate office in Ellsworth, Iowa, as well as became the exclusive importer and marketer for Cid Lines Co. Cid Lines is a leader in animal hygiene, and exports to more

Merck Animal Health’s INNOVAX®-ND and INNOVAX®ND-SB, two one-dose recombinant vaccines widely used by the U.S. poultry industry, have been shown to aid in the protection of Newcastle disease for at least 60 weeks, according to a study recently accepted by the USDA. In the study, researchers administered INNOVAX-ND subcutaneously to 1-day-old specific-pathogen-free chickens before challenging them with a very virulent ND virus at 20, 40, 50 or 60 weeks of age. They observed the birds for 10 days after each challenge. Chickens were considered negative if they remained free of clinical ND signs. All chickens vac-

cinated with INNOVAX-ND were protected against every challenge conducted; in contrast, all chickens in an unvaccinated group that were challenged at the same times as the vaccinated chickens developed ND. This research was conducted by Lillian Melson and Karen Jensen of Merck Animal Health, who presented their findings earlier this year at the International Avian Respiratory Disease Conference in Athens, Ga. Launched in 2010, INNOVAX-ND is a recombinant vaccine that eliminates the need for stress-causing, oil-based, inactivated BD vaccines. INNOVAXND-SB, available since 2008, helps prevent ND and Marek’s disease, but also contains the SB-1 strain of chicken herpesvirus (serotype 2) to prevent very virulent Marek’s. 800-356-7470

Coccidiosis vacc. Merck Animal Health Merck Animal Health has obtained regulatory approval from the USDA for Coccivac®-D2 — a new-generation version of a coccidiosis vaccine that has been used successfully in billions of broiler-breeders and commercial layers worldwide. It will replace Coccivac®-D. “Coccivac-D2 builds on the field-proven performance and dependability of Coccivac-D, but its spectrum is even more in step with the Eimeria populations found in today’s broiler-breeder and layer operations,” said Dr. Charlie Broussard, Merck Animal Health director of U.S. poultry technical services. He explained that Coccivac-D2 has a more focused antigen profile of the six major species of chicken coccidia (E. tenella, E. mivati, E. acervulina, E. maxima, E. brunetti and E. necatrix.) “We eliminated E. hagani and E. praecox, two of the least important pathogenic Eimeria (Continued on page 21)


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AFBF: Retail food prices show slight increase WASHINGTON — Shoppers paid slightly more for food at the grocery store at the beginning of 2013. Higher retail prices for meat items such as sliced deli ham, boneless chicken breasts and ground chuck, among other foods, resulted in a slight increase in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s first Semi-Annual Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 food items that can be used to prepare one or more meals was $51.54, up $1 or about 2 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2012. Of the 16 items surveyed, 11 increased and five decreased in average price compared to the prior quarter. “Overall, food prices have remained re-

markably stable over the past two or three quarters, particularly given the run-up in energy prices over this most recent quarter,” said John Anderson, AFBF’s deputy chief economist. “Meat prices rose in price a bit more than most other items in the first quarter, but for the basket as a whole, price changes have been fairly modest,” Anderson explained. “Looking ahead, we expect food prices to rise by 3 percent to 4 percent during 2013, which is slightly higher than the average rate of inflation over the past 10 years.” Items showing retail price increases included deli ham, up 50 cents to $5.39 per pound; flour, up 25 cents to $2.62 for a 5-pound bag; chicken breasts, up 22 cents to

$3.32 per pound; ground chuck, up 19 cents to $3.74 per pound; shredded cheddar cheese, up 16 cents to $4.47 per pound; bagged salad, up 12 cents to $2.71 per pound; sirloin tip roast, up 11 cents to $4.63 per pound; bacon, up 7 cents to $4.28 per pound; Russet potatoes, up 7 cents to $2.69 for a 5-pound bag; vegetable oil, up 6 cents to $2.92 for a 32-ounce bottle; and apples, up 3 cents to $1.63 per pound. These items showed modest retail price decreases: whole milk, down 27 cents to $3.46 per gallon; white bread, down 20 cents to $1.65 for a 20-ounce loaf; orange juice, down 13 cents to $3.28 per half-gallon; toasted oat cereal, down 12 cents to $2.91 for a 9-ounce box; and regular eggs, down 6 cents to $1.84 per dozen.

Cage-free eggs were $3.39 a dozen. AFBF has conducted an informal quarterly marketbasket survey of retail food price trends from 1989 to 2012. In 2013, the marketbasket series was updated to include two semi-annual surveys of “everyday” food items, a summer cookout survey and the annual Thanksgiving survey. According to USDA, Americans spend just under 10 percent of their disposable annual income on food, the lowest average of any country in the world. A total of 86 shoppers in 24 states participated in the latest survey, conducted in March. More information can be obtained from the American Farm Bureau Federation at www.


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species of the chicken,” Broussard added. As with all Coccivac® vaccines, Coccivac-D2 provides a balanced, controlled dose of live Eimeria oocysts to stimulate the bird’s natural immunity against this costly and highly prevalent disease. Coccivac-D2 is currently available in 5,000-dose and 1,000-dose vials. 800-356-7470

Trays & flats Southwest Agri-Plastics Southwest Agri-Plastics Inc. has been manufacturing plastic products for the agriculture industry since 1969. In 2008 we introduced our line of Dura-Tray® hatch trays & Dura-Flat® egg flats. Our hatch trays are made from high grade virgin polyethylene material providing superior impact & wear resistance. We have added plastic in critical areas to prevent breakage. The diamond shaped openings in the bottom are 15 percent larger than leading competitors for improved cleanability. Our hatch trays are manufactured with Bio-Pruf® antimicrobial protection. Our egg flats are made from high-grade virgin polypropylene providing superior wear & impact resistance. Our solid plastic construction is easy to clean and resist microorganism buildup. Currently we manufacture the 36, 42, 54, & 84 egg flats designed to work with Jamesway & Chick Master incubators as well as other models. All sizes will cycle through in ovo equipment. This year we are also introducing our Dura-Box® chick boxes. Our 8 post box, nest and stacks with most other boxes. We added openings in the corners for better ventilation. Just like all our products, the Dura-Box is made from high grade virgin plastic. 800-288-9748

Turkey drinker Ziggity Systems Ziggity Systems Inc. has developed a new drinker for adult turkeys that is self-cleaning and built-tosurvive aggressive turkey behavior. Ziggity calls this new drinker the TMax. Ziggity took the same proven concept that made it number one in poult watering and re-engineered it to work for male and female adult turkeys. The company field-tested and fine-tuned the T-Max drinker for more than three years, and results show T-Max ensures the birds receive all the hygienic water they need to thrive and thereby reducing litter costs. Turkeys have poor eye-beak coordination, so Ziggity created a larger target that the birds cannot miss. As the birds peck at the T-Max, it tips and rotates. It is not a stationary drinker like cups used on other systems. The rotating action swishes the water around, selfcleaning the drinker. No manual scrubbing is required. As turkeys grow, their drinking action becomes increasingly aggressive; and they can rapidly wear out a watering system. Ziggity designed the T-Max drinker with a shock-absorbing flex stem that allows the entire drinker to give. This eliminates breakage and potential leaks. The drinker is made of a durable plastic that is green in color, which turkeys find more attractive. 574-825-5849

House sanitizer Flame Engineering Flame Engineering Inc. offers the Red Dragon Poultry House Sanitizer. The Red Dragon poultry house sanitizer is the fast, easy and effective way to sanitize a 40-foot x 500-foot poultry house in approximately one hour using only 25-30 gallons of propane in the process. Discover its usefulness and affordability in safely sanitizing without

chemicals. The intense heat (1,400 degrees F) kills pathogens and bacteria while also extending litter usability. Faster turnaround equals less downtime. Environmentally friendly — no runoff, no residues or water contamination and flares off ammonia. Research shows increased livability, increased feed conversion and growers are increasing their settlements. 800-255-2469

Feed quality Anitox Dramatic rises in feed raw materials costs during the last 12 months have doubled the financial benefits of using Maxi-Mil® to increase milling efficiency and improve feed quality, according Anitox. The company had calculated that the net financial value of using Maxi-Mil to a mill which produces 150,000 tons of poultry/pig feed annually has increased from $160,000 to $310,000. Anitox, which developed and manufactures the product, says the figure reflects the benefit of lower production costs together with the value of replacing moisture lost through evaporation during processing, to which can be added the value of any gains resulting from increased mill throughput. Simon Carlton of Anitox, said, “Maxi-Mil is a unique, flexible product which answers a number of manufacturing issues and produces a range of benefits across the full range of poultry, pig and ruminant feeds. The product was originally developed to enable feed mills in Asia to reduce moisture loss in finished feed and increase the storage life of bagged products by inhibiting mold development. Sharp rises in raw material, electricity and other manufacturing costs have forced feed manufacturers to do everything possible to minimize production costs and maximize feed sales.” 678-376-1055

Pellet mill CPM CPM has debuted its new pellet mill enhancement. “CPM is pleased to offer feed and poultry customers the ability to produce higher quality pellets at a lower cost through our new pellet mill enhancement,” said Scott Anderson, general sales manager for CPM. “Our lineator remote roller adjustment can now be coupled with roll speed measurement, allowing customers to monitor the speed of the rolls and provide better roll-slip management to prevent plugs.” In pelleting, a larger die and more steam provide for a better pellet at a lower cost; but too much steam can cause roller slippage and die blockage. More than 20 years ago, CPM provided a great solution to this problem with the development of the CPM Lineator — making it possible to remotely control the distance between the roller and die surface while the pellet mill is in operation. Now, CPM’s roller speed measurement combined with the CPM lineator allows for cost-efficient, higher-capacity production with the same pellet quality, but with improved steam addition control and less overloads and blockages. 800-366-2563

Hatchery/genetics Centurion Poultry Centurion Poultry Inc., headquartered in Lexington Ga., with satellite operations in Connecticut, Alabama, Iowa, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, has two main divisions: (1) Pureline Genetics Division; based in Connecticut, is specialized in the genetic improvements of meat type birds, for both commercial broiler production as well as alternative production catering to specialty markets as free range and organic. The company distributes Pureline Genetics breeding stock worldwide through

a network of distributors. (2) Commercial Hatchery Division; specialized in the production of day-old layer chicks. It’s combined hatchery capacity is well over a million pullet chicks per week. The main breeds being offered are Bovans and DeKalb. 706-743-0865

Rodent control Motomco Motomco’s unique vitamin D3 bait, AGRID3® Chunx and Pellets, recently received the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) Listing for use in organic operations. The coveted OMRI Listing now assures organic farmers and pest management professionals servicing organic production accounts that AGRID3 Chunx and Pellets can be used to fight rodent infestations on certified organic operations, including food processing, warehousing and storage, and animal production. AGRID3 Chunx and Pellets contain the active ingredient, vitamin D3, which kills Norway rats, roof rats and house mice yet reduces the risk of secondary poisoning and poses low toxicity to birds. AGRID3 Chunx is a dense, tightly compacted 1-oz. extruded block with superb durability. The highly weatherable Chunx is excellent in outdoor applications and has a melting point as high as 200 degrees F. Likewise, AGRID3 Pellets are made with an advanced formulation process that produces a fresh, better compressed pellet. 800-323-6628

Palletizing Intralox Intralox’s line of Activated Roller Belt (ARB) equipment provides ultimate flexibility in the challenging palletizer infeed application. This (Continued on page 24)



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steady to firm for wings and tenders, weak to lower for boneless/skinless breasts, and generally steady for the balance of items. Offerings of wings and tenders were light to moderate, boneless/skinless breasts are moderate to heavy, and dark meat items are available. Market activity for parts was slow to moderate. In production areas, live supplies were moderate at mixed but mostly desirable weights.

Compiled by David B. Strickland, Editor 770-718-3442

Nat’l. Broiler Market: (Jun. 10): Whole broiler/fryer prices were steady to weak. Offerings of all sizes were in a full range, but mostly moderate for current

trade needs. Retail and foodservice demand was light to moderate with first of the month business limited. Floor stocks were balanced to short. Market activity was slow to moderate. In the parts structure, movement was light to moderate. Prices were

F owl: Jun. 7: Live spent heavy fowl

Final prices at Farm Buyer Loading (per pound): range 10-22¢

P arts: Georgia:

The f.o.b. dock quoted

prices on ice-pack parts based on truckload and pool truckload lots for the week of Jun. 10: line run tenders $2.10; skinless/boneless breasts $2.24½; whole breasts $1.34; boneless/skinless thigh meat $1.44½; thighs 75¢; drumsticks 75¢; leg quarters 55¢; wings $1.36½.

N ational Slaughter: Broiler: Estimated slaughter

for week ending Jun. 8 is 156,093,000. Actual slaughter for the week ending Jun. 1 was 141,999,000. Heavy-type hen: Estimated slaughter for the week ending Jun. 8 is 1,562,000. Actual slaughter for the week ending Jun. 1 was 1,570,000. Light-type hen: Estimated slaughter for the week ending Jun. 8 is

The following chart provides an annual high and a comparison of recent activity of major poultry company stocks.

USDA Shell Eggs AMS weekly combined region shell egg prices Average prices on sales to volume buyers, Grade A or better, White eggs in cartons, delivered warehouse, cents per dozen.

Company Annual High Jun. 4 Jun. 12 Cal-Maine 47.66 45.00 46.45 Campbell Soup 48.83 43.53 44.26 36.31 33.53 33.79 ConAgra Hormel 43.17 39.80 39.50 Pilgrim’s Pride 14.20 11.94 13.84 Sanderson Farms 72.15 69.30 70.46 Seaboard 2934.00 2760.00 2671.91 Tyson 25.86 25.20 25.42 (Courtesy: A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc.)

Jun. 7

Extra Large Regions: Northeast 109.50 Southeast 110.50 Midwest 102.50 South Central 111.50 Combined 108.61



108.00 97.00 108.50 94.00 100.50 89.50 109.50 94.50 106.73 93.75

Computed from simple weekly averages weighted by regional area populations

Grain Prices OHIO  COUNTRY  ELEV. May 28 Jun. 4 Jun. 11 No. 2 Yellow Corn/bu. $6.82 $6.83 $6.77 Soybeans/bu. $14.76 $15.42 $15.14 (Courtesy: Prospect Farmers Exchange, Prospect, Ohio)

Broiler Eggs Set/Chicks Placed in 19 States EGGS SET (Thousands)


May 11

May 18

May 25

Jun. 1

May 11

May 18

May 25

Jun. 1

Del Fla Ga Ky La Md Miss Mo. N.C. Okla Pa S.C. Tex Va Other states

27,923 22,018 10,534 3,450 1,219 33,568 7,963 3,500 7,673 18,023 8,314 20,265 6,849 3,492 5,450 15,025 6,557 8,032

27,899 21,839 10,910 3,629 1,221 33,675 7,771 3,500 7,681 18,174 8,314 20,616 6,590 4,064 5,596 15,191 6,557 8,117

28,146 22,058 10,978 3,501 1,214 33,583 7,796 3,500 7,621 17,982 8,271 20,311 6,717 4,025 5,212 15,102 6,551 8,150

28,151 21,717 11,057 3,552 1,222 33,369 7,856 3,531 7,641 17,982 8,030 20,558 6,829 4,131 5,416 15,030 6,562 8,087

20,748 19,992 9,828 4,361 1,323 26,655 6,576 3,155 6,162 15,059 5,106 15,717 4,520 3,034 4,798 12,187 5,311 5,741

21,277 19,412 10,335 3,940 1,157 26,834 6,077 3,107 6,609 15,131 5,646 16,334 4,411 3,107 4,166 12,160 4,909 5,804

21,564 20,308 10,470 3,901 1,295 26,733 6,718 3,117 6,000 15,097 5,399 15,182 4,670 2,703 4,472 12,433 6,139 6,027

21,720 21,119 10,198 4,473 1,316 27,125 6,037 3,136 6,608 15,371 5,697 15,969 3,985 2,837 4,015 12,302 4,823 6,186

19 States Total









% Prev. yr.









Ala Ark


1/Current week as percent of same week last year.

Estimates: The estimated number of broiler/ fryers available for slaughter the week ending Jun. 8 were 155.4 million head, compared to 158.4 million head slaughtered the same week last year. The estimated U.S. slaughter for the week of Jun. 8 was 156.4 million head or 1 million more than estimated available. For the week of Jun. 15 the estimated available is 154.5 million head, notes USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service Poultry Programs.

Broiler/Fryer Report

Industry Stock Report

1,392,000. Actual slaughter for the week ending Jun. 1 was 1,287,000. Total: Week of Jun. 8: 159,047,000. Week of Jun. 1: 144,856,000.

USDA National Composite Weighted Average For week of: Jun. 7 For week of: May 31

111.74¢ 113.21¢

Jun. 7 Majority (whole body) Eastern Region: $1.08--$1.16 New York: $1.10--$1.16 Central Region: $1.00--$1.10 Chicago: $1.00--$1.09 Western Region: $1.11--$1.16 Los Angeles: $1.11--$1.15 Negotiated prices in trucklot and less-than-trucklot quantities of ready-to-cook whole body broiler/fryers delivered to first receivers; prices in cents per pound.

Turkey Markets Weighted avg. prices for frozen whole young turkeys Weighted average (cents/lb.) F.O.B. shipper dock National Week ending Jun. 7  Last year Hens (8-16 lbs.) 98.00 107.00 Toms (16-24 lbs.) 99.80 108.00 Week ending May 31 Hens (8-16 lbs.) Toms (16-24 lbs.)

97.76 96.59

May avg. 97.59 96.88

Egg Markets USDA quotations New York cartoned del. store-door: Jun. 4 Jun. 11 Extra large, down 8¢ $1.04--$1.08 96¢--$1.00 Large, down 8¢ $1.02--$1.06 94¢--98¢ Medium, down 8¢ 93¢--97¢ 85¢--89¢ Southeast Regional del. warehouse: Jun. 4 Jun. 11 $1.06--$1.40 88½¢--$1.16 Extra large, down 17½¢ Large, down 17¢ $1.04--$1.39 87¢--$1.12 Medium, down 16½¢ 90¢--$1.16 73½¢--99¢



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AMERICAN EGG BOARD HOTLINE AEB Hotline appears regularly in Poultry Times and provides an update on programs and services provided for egg producers by the American Egg Board. Details on any item mentioned may be obtained by contacting AEB at 1460 Renaissance Dr., Park Ridge, Ill. 60068. Phone: 847-296-7043. yy Now until the end of September, food formulators will be able to access eggs-ceptional egg product information on Food Product Design’s website. Visitors to the Solutions Center will be able to view the following for free: whitepapers: Eggs Can Do That, Too & GlutenFree Formulation with Eggs; video: Egg Whites are Superior Foaming Agents; and more! To view AEB’s content, visit: http:// yy AEB’s Demand Dashboard, a PowerPoint presentation that includes a variety of measures on the egg industry’s health, is meant to measure demand trends in the industry. The figures go beyond Per Capita Consumption, sometimes called Per Capita Production. All channels, except ingredients, are included. AEB has been working on gathering figures from the ingredient market and plans to report on these at its July board meeting. Key consumer measures provide insights for the industry health. While no one measure is perfect, AEB hopes these figures help collectively paint egg demand picture. yy Dr. Tia Rains will join the Egg Nutrition Center on July

8 as senior director of nutrition research & communications. Rains will serve as an integral member of the ENC team and will be responsible for providing strategic support to ENC’s executive director on matters related to ENC’s clinical research program and ENC’s health professional marketing efforts. Over time, Rains will also develop relationships with key government agencies and provide research and education updates to individuals, committees and at conferences on an as-needed basis. yy TABASCO developed a first quarter promotion titled Red & Eggs devoted to recipes that feature eggs and TABASCO sauce that prominently displays AEB branding. The promotion generated more than 1.4 million impressions in foodservice publications including Restaurant Business, Restaurant Hospitality and Nation’s Restaurant News. The promotion was so popular that it is being scheduled for the second quarter of 2014. Best of all, because of the importance of eggs, AEB paid nothing for this opportunity. yy AEB’s Breakfast Beat newsletter (print and digital) underwent a facelift, and readership continues to grow. More than 30,000 readers received the 10.5cement AEB’s position as THE breakfast expert.


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Product Showcase (Continued from page 21)

J&D Manufacturing

Salmonella vacc.

unique solution for both new and retrofit palletizer applications features an electrically actuated switch that can handle up to 500 packs per minute in any orientation, while at the same time diverting to an infinite number of discharge points — all from a single input. Able to handle packs as small as 2-inches x 2-inches (51 mm x 51 mm), this ARB equipment solution provides the flexibility needed to adeptly handle today and tomorrow’s changing package types to create optimum palletizing patterns. 888-388-2358

J&D Manufacturing is your poultry climate control specialist. J&D’s complete line of poultry market products include circulation and exhaust fans, ceiling fans, ceiling and wall inlets, curtain systems and winches, evaporative pad cooling, high pressure fogging, misting, tunnel doors, wire mesh, environmental controls and more. J&D has been delivering quality products at competitive prices for more than 30 years. 800-998-2398

Lohmann Animal Health

Packaging Insulation

AllStar Packaging

Porter Insulation

Allstar Packaging is a leading packaging supplier, with experience shipping all over the world. Products include egg cartons, egg filler flats, 5x6, 6x6, 4x5, corrugated egg boxes (15 doz. & 30 doz.), plastic egg flats, vacuum lift heads; and any other poultry suppliers egg cartons can be customized with your company logo in pulp or Styrofoam. Highly experienced staff will simplify your ordering, and lowest prices guaranteed. 954-781-9066

Since 1965 when Dwight Porter invented the modern style of dropped ceilings, Porter Insulation Products has been the industry’s leading poultry house insulation company. We now offer a wide variety of building products specifically for the poultry house market. Please call us to learn more about our entrance doors, roof vents, coated wire, fiberglass insulation, track door systems, blown cellulose and fiberglass, woven tri-ply, bi-fold doors, attic air inlets, strapping tape, staples, nails, sliding door systems and much more. 800-999-0430

Doors/ventilation Eagan Manufacturing Eagan Manufacturing Co. Inc. provides quality door and ventilation products for applications in poultry houses. We manufacture Tunnel Ventilation Doors, Wall Vents, Attic Inlets, Folding Doors, Entry Doors, Fan Covers, Attic Access Doors, Windows and our brand new Sliding Door Packaging. 870-878-6805

Climate control

Lohmann Animal Health International’s AviPro® Megan® Vac 1 aids in the reduction of Salmonella Typhimurium, Salmonella Enteritidis and Salmonella Heidelberg in the organs of young growing chickens and as an aid in the reduction of S. Enteritidis colonization of the crop and digestive tract, including the ceca. AviPro Megan Vac 1 is a modified live Salmonella Typhimurium vaccine administered to young poultry to stimulate the bird’s natural defense systems to prevent salmonella colonization of internal organs and transmission of salmonella to offspring. Vaccination takes place in the hatchery on the day of hatch and at two-weeks of age for broilers, layers and breeders. Coarse spray and drinking water vaccination are easy, well-established, cost-effective methods, and provide excellent coverage to the whole flock. Safety studies with hatchlings show that an increased titer of AviPro Megan Vac 1 does not cause any adverse reactions. With two stable genetic modifications, the result is a vaccine that induces a strong immune response against S. Typhimurium, S. Enteritidis and S. Heidelberg in vaccinated birds. 800-655-1342

Lighting Tabor Group

Turkey feed pan

Tabor Group Inc. specializes in supplying lighting for poultry applications. Our lighting products include dimmable and non dimmable LED’s, CFL and CCFL’s. All of our products have undergone and passed long field testing. New models include — Retrolite PoultryFlector — that easily allow you to convert from high pressure sodium to CFL’s and our new dimmable LED’s. These products represent the most technologically innovative and offer the best paybacks of any poultry lighting products. 800-657-0509

Diversified Imports

levels for every turkey breed. The Turkey Poult Feeder Pan attaches easily to all feed systems. 732-363-2333

Dark meat debon.

Wing segmenter Cantrell

Foodmate The Foodmate OPTI-LTD Dark Meat Deboning System is a flexible total dark meat deboning solution that can debone whole legs, thighs or drumsticks all on the same machine. The OPTI -LTD Dark Meat Deboner can process both regular and large chickens and can debone 100 pieces per minute. Foodmate’s Dark Meat Deboner is capable of meeting all boneless leg meat specifications while providing increased yield and higher quality of meat. The OPTI -LTD Dark Meat Deboner can process both left and right legs at the same time, with no need to separate the legs. And unlike other deboners, the OPTI -LTD is very easy to load. The deboner removes the meat with low bone content left in the meat and leaves the pin bone on the leg which cuts down on manual trimming. The open design makes the OPTI -LTD easily accessible for cleaning and maintenance. The machine has an all mechanical design and is very simple, easy to maintain and keeps maintenance cost to a minimum. 678-819-5270

Picking finger Meyhen International

Diversified Imports’ Plasson Turkey Poult Feed Pan features a new regulator, designed to easily flood feed at any age, which, in turn, helps growers achieve optimal feed conversion and heavier weights. Getting food to the young turkey is the key aspect of the Plasson Turkey Poult Feed Pan. The feeder’s grillless pan allows the turkeys to have easy access to food, and the open access prevents poult entrapment. Feed efficiency is improved by the retaining lip design that helps keep food in the pan, and the adjustable feed regulator provides ideal feed

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Meyhen International Corp. offers the Duram Rubber Products Gina picking finger in five levels of hardness and four colors. The Gina is a round finger manufactured with a special profile to fit Stork and Meyn pickers. The round, special rib design provides excellent picking capacity. Durability is an important quality of the Gina. The shape of its head provides a strong and stable hold in the picking disc, which leads to less wear and longer life for the finger. The Gina picking finger is offered in five degrees of hardness

Cantrell, a poultry processing equipment sales and service company, has developed the CWCS8400 Wing Segmenter that makes accurate cuts while running at high capacity. The Cantrell Wing Segmenter is capable of processing up to 170 wings per minute on processing line or as a standalone application. The Wing Segmenter properly orients the wing at any line speed for accuracy on each individual cut. The shackle transfer eliminates misfeeds. The segmenter is designed to allow adjustments during operation and easy access for blade replacement. The CWCS-8400 is energy efficient and the open design makes for easy cleaning. 800-922-1232

Shrink bag Flavorseal Flavorseal has announced its new shrink bag designed specifically for packaging fresh or frozen poultry. The rounded bottom, high shrink rate and glossy appearance combine to create superior final packaging for any whole bird or breast pack on the grocery shelf. These high abuse bags protect the poultry during refrigeration and transport and can be heat sealed or clipped. The Shrink Bag for Poultry is the latest addition to Flavorseal’s complete line of packaging for meat and cheese products, including Bone Guard, High Barrier and Post Pasteurization bags. “We know many of our customers have been looking for a high-performance yet cost-effective poultry shrink bag,” said Ryan Till, market manager. “We think our new Poultry Shrink Bag is their ideal solution.” 866-769-1500

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