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2010-09-28 13:29:00

Members of the Press are Cordially Invited to Attend This Special Evening Thursday, September 30, 2010, 6:30-9pm Peter Max Studio 37 West 65th Street, 7th Floor Between Columbus & Central Park West, New York City NEW YORK, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mary and Peter Max will host a benefit for United Poultry Concerns and the Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos on Thursday evening, September 30th at the Peter Max Studio from 6:30 to 9pm. The evening will include delicious...

2010-08-31 09:05:00

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspectors have discovered that a pair of Iowa egg farms, where tainted chicken feed linked to the ongoing salmonella outbreak in the U.S. was discovered, failed to follow their own safety guidelines. In fact, as Emily Stephenson of Reuters first reported on Monday, "During inspections conducted on August 19-26, officials found rodent holes and leaking manure at several locations run by Hillandale Farms of Iowa, and non-chicken feathers and live mice and...

2010-08-27 06:40:00

A recall of more than a half billion contaminated eggs last week from two Iowa producers may have been caused by chicken feed tainted with salmonella bacteria, US regulators said on Thursday. "We've received confirmation of salmonella-positive ... with the DNA fingerprint that matches the outbreak fingerprint for the feed samples that were provided to pullet at the Wright County egg farms at Hillandale Farms," said Sherri McGarri, foodborne outbreak specialist at the US Food and Drug...

2010-08-24 08:00:00

WEIFANG, China, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Yuhe International, Inc. (Nasdaq: YUII) ("Yuhe" or the "Company"), a leading supplier of day-old chickens raised for meat production, or broilers, in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today announced that the Company signed a series of supply contracts between May and July of 2010 with two suppliers to purchase external eggs to be produced by 420,000 sets of parent breeders at fixed prices of between RMB 1.45 and RMB 1.50 per...

2010-08-18 13:26:00

SARASOTA, Fla., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Boar's Head Provisions Co., Inc. is proud to announce that Boar's Head EverRoast Oven Roasted Chicken Breast was honored with the 2010 Best New Product Award for the Deli Category by Better Homes and Gardens and BrandSpark International. The award was presented following an independent study of more than 50,000 Americans - making it truly a vote of America's best. "We are very proud of our EverRoast Chicken Breast and this award is a testament to...

2010-08-18 14:25:00

GREAT FALLS, Mont., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The North American Camelina Trade Association (NACTA) today announced the achievement of yet another milestone in its efforts to build camelina production and marketing opportunities for growers. The industry received a letter of no objection from the Center for Veterinary Medicine, a department of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, for the use of camelina meal in the diets of laying hens for up to 10 percent of the weight of the total...

2010-08-16 08:00:00

SALISBURY, Md., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Perdue Farms Incorporated today announced a national contest encouraging families to enter an original picture of how they bring fun to the dinner table for a chance to win valuable prizes including a cruise package, a year's supply of PERDUE® Frozen Fully Cooked Chicken and a prize pack of Crayola and PERDUE® products. With the busy back-to-school season right around the corner, Perdue and Crayola are celebrating...

2010-08-02 08:00:00

SALISBURY, Md., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Perdue Farms Incorporated today announced a new Whole Grain frozen product line to provide consumers with a convenient meal or snack option that is both nutritious and delicious. Perdue's latest line of frozen chicken is made with whole grain breading and includes Whole Grain Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets, Whole Grain Breaded Chicken Breast Strips and Whole Grain Breaded Chicken Breast Tenders. The USDA Dietary Guidelines recommend that all...

2010-07-19 06:00:00

WEIFANG, China, July 19 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Yuhe International, Inc. (Nasdaq: YUII) ("Yuhe" or the "Company"), a leading supplier of day-old chickens raised for meat production, or broilers, in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today announced that the Company's wholly owned subsidiary, Weifang Yuhe Poultry Co., Ltd. ("Weifang Yuhe"), entered into an asset purchase agreement with Liaoning Haicheng Songsen Stock Farming and Feed Company Limited ("Haicheng Songsen") to...

2010-06-24 16:35:00

IRVINE, Calif., June 24 /PRNewswire/ --The Great Park has teamed up with Chick-fil-A at Woodbury Town Center to organize a chicken-themed tweet-up at this Saturday's Movie on the Lawn. Twitter users who sign up to follow both @ocgreatpark and @woodburycfa before this weekend's showing of "Chicken Run" at the Great Park will receive a free chicken sandwich from Chick-fil-A. The Great Park's Movie on the Lawn series continues with Saturday's showing of "Chicken Run," an Academy...

Latest Chicken Reference Libraries

2014-07-15 06:54:19

The Yokohama is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in Japan, although the modern type was developed in Europe using the original founders of the breed. These include the Minohiki, which was the primary breed used to develop the Yokohama, and the Onagadori, which became more well known in Europe than the Minohiki. The Yokohama varies in weight depending upon the type and sex, with standard size individuals ranging between four and five pounds and bantam types reaching smaller...

Polish chicken
2014-07-07 14:10:21

The Polish chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in Europe, although its exact origin is unknown. Some suggest that the breed descended from Asian chickens brought to the area during medieval times, while others assert that the breed could have descended from Italian or Spanish chickens. Despite the debate about its origins, it was given a standard in the Netherlands in the sixteenth century. It was introduced into the United States of America in the early nineteenth...

Brahma chicken
2014-07-07 08:45:02

The Brahma chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in the United States by crossing chickens that were imported from Shanghai, China and the Chittigong chicken from Bangladesh, although this origin has been the subject of debate. It was first introduced into England in 1852, where a dark color variety would be created and later shipped to the United States and accepted by the American Poultry Association in 1874. It was the most popular meat bird between the 1850s and the...

New Hampshire chicken
2014-07-07 08:11:54

The New Hampshire chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in the state of New Hampshire in the United States of America. It was developed using Rhode Island red chickens and selective breeding was used to produce a different breed with rapid maturity and feather growth and enhanced egg laying abilities. The breed was accepted as an official breed by the American Poultry Association in 1935. The New Hampshire chicken varies in weight depending upon the sex, with cocks...

Delaware chicken
2014-07-07 06:57:27

The Delaware chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in the state of Delaware in the United States of America during the early part of the twentieth century by crossing New Hampshire hens with barred Plymouth Rock roosters. The breed was officially established in 1940 after George Ellis chose to breed the sports, or chickens with a light white or silver coloration, that were produced from broiler chickens. Because the area in which this breed was bred was the most...

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