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2010-05-19 09:24:00

WASHINGTON, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Competition is alive and well in the broiler chicken industry and benefits chicken farmers, poultry companies, and consumers, according to a study of the industry released here today. "On the national scale, it is the overall conclusion of this study that the chicken industry is a competitive and thriving sector," wrote Dr. Thomas Elam, an agricultural economist and president of FarmEcon LLC. "Intense competition among chicken companies leads...

2010-05-12 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a letter to Perdue CEO Jim Perdue released today, Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) President Cathy Liss demanded that the company end its use of a misleading label claiming that certain of its chicken products are 'Humanely Raised' and 'Raised Cage Free.' This February, Perdue introduced new product packaging bearing these claims for release in grocery stores. AWI asserts that the 'Humanely Raised' label misleads consumers about how Perdue...

2010-05-10 07:30:00

WASHINGTON, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- American consumers continue to buy "regular" eggs over cage-free eggs by a margin of 40-to-1, according to data from Information Resources, Inc. (IRI) which tracks checkout scanner data from 34,000 grocery, drug and mass merchandiser stores across the U.S. "Regular" eggs produced in traditional cage housing systems continued to be the most popular eggs among supermarket shoppers, accounting for 92 percent of the 21 billion eggs bought at retail last...

2010-05-03 08:30:00

CHELSEA, Mass., May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- al fresco - America's #1 chicken sausage and recently named one of Family Circle's Best Products of 2010 - today unveiled a new brand look and feel including a new logo, advertising campaign, redesigned product packaging and a refreshed website. The new ad campaign, created by The VIA Group, features delicious, healthy recipes, created by al fresco's Executive Chef, Susanna Tolini. The new campaign will run in national magazines and on top food...

2010-04-29 13:54:00

Group urges people to "Give a Cluck for Chickens - Go Vegan!" MACHIPONGO, Va., April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- May is International Respect for Chickens Month and May 4 is International Respect for Chickens Day. United Poultry Concerns (UPC) launched International Respect for Chickens Day in 2005 to celebrate chickens and protest the bleakness of their lives in farming operations. This year, International Respect for Chickens Day is on dramatic display in the Washington DC Metro...

2010-04-21 14:34:47

A Virginia Tech animal scientist, who in 1957 began breeding lines of White Plymouth Rock chickens based on their juvenile body weight, has provided scientists around the world with a model for exploring the molecular basis of traits like growth and reproduction "“ traits that molded the red jungle fowl into a farm animal roughly 8,000 years ago. Paul Siegel, University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Animal and Poultry Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences,...

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2010-04-19 14:26:07

Modern-day Chinese pigs are directly descended from ancient pigs which were the first to be domesticated in the region 10,000 years ago, a new archaeological and genetic study has revealed. An international team of researchers, led by Durham University (UK) and the China Agricultural University, in Beijing, say their findings suggest a difference between patterns of early domestication and movement of pigs in Europe and parts of East Asia. The research, published today (Monday, April 19) in...

2010-04-15 15:57:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On April 13, 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration published guidance for small egg producers to help them comply with a 2009 federal egg safety regulation designed to prevent Salmonella Enteritidis in shell eggs during production, transportation, and storage. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) Entitled "Guidance for Industry: Prevention of Salmonella Enteritidis in Shell Eggs During Production,...

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2010-04-14 13:47:40

Eggs from chickens that consumed extremely high levels of melamine in their feed still did not contain levels of the potentially toxic contaminant that exceeded U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) limits. That was the conclusion of the first study to check on the effects of melamine-contaminated feed in laying hens. It appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, a bi-weekly publication. Liying Zhang and colleagues note that melamine, which is used to make certain...

2010-04-05 08:01:00

WEIFANG, China, April 5 /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 Mr. Vincent Hu, Yuhe's Chief Financial Officer, will present at the First Annual Halter Financial Summit. The following are the details for Yuhe's presentation: Date: April 7, 2010 Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Beijing Time)...


Latest Chicken Reference Libraries

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...

Buckeye chicken
2014-07-03 10:48:59

The Buckeye chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in the state of Ohio in the United States of America during the nineteenth century. This breed is the only known chicken to have been developed by a woman, named Nettie Metcalf, who used buff Cochins, barred Plymouth Rock chickens, and a few black breasted red game chickens to develop a hardy breed that could lay eggs in harsh winters. It was accepted by the American Poultry Association in 1904, which granted it a standard...

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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.