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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)...

2010-03-31 07:00:00

WEIFANG, China, March 31 /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 it will conduct a conference call at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Thursday April 1, 2010, to discuss financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31,2009. To participate in the live...

2010-03-22 16:36:57

Reducing the cost of keeping broiler chickens warm could result from research by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and university cooperators. Insulating, ventilating and heating broiler chicken houses can be expensive, especially when fuel prices are high, according to study leader Joseph Purswell, an agricultural engineer at the ARS Poultry Research Unit in Mississippi State, Miss. He worked with Barry Lott, a retired professor at Mississippi State University, to investigate...

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2010-03-11 09:00:00

The domestication of animals and plants is the most important technological innovation during human history. This genetic transformation of wild species has occurred as humans have used individuals carrying favorable gene variants for breeding purposes. In the current issue of Nature an international team led by researchers at Uppsala University has revealed some of the secrets underlying the remarkable development of the domestic chicken. The domestic chicken has in recent years become the...

2010-02-24 15:13:00

LIVINGSTON, Calif., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Foster Farms, the West Coast's leading poultry brand, supports U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer's (D-CA) announcement today calling for the USDA to take a closer look at labeling regulations that permit sodium-injected - or "plumped" - chicken products to carry the "natural" label. Sen. Boxer commends Foster Farms' commitment to raising consumer awareness about truly natural fresh poultry products and the misleading practice of injecting - or...

2010-02-17 07:30:00

SALISBURY, Md., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Perdue Farms Incorporated announced today that it is introducing PERDUE® fresh, all natural chicken products with the premier third-party stamp of approval, the USDA Process Verified Seal, in North Carolina. Perdue is the first and only chicken company to receive this seal of verification for its practices and be allowed to make the claim on its product packaging. Products carrying the seal include PERDUE® fresh,...

2010-02-10 04:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- BowTie, Inc., the world's largest publisher of pet, animal and lifestyle magazines and websites, is proud to announce the release of the premiere issue of Chickens® magazine, the essential resource for poultry keepers. Chickens features news, tips and in-depth articles to help the novice as well as experienced poultry keeper. "What once was commonplace on most farms and in city backyards is finding a new generation of people who...

2010-01-20 14:07:00

BATON ROUGE, La., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), global leader in providing innovative specialty chemicals to the food service industry, announced today it will partner with Elanco, a division of Eli Lilly, to market Albemarle's portfolio of food-safety products worldwide. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050801/ALBEMARLELOGO ) Expansion of the company's innovative food-safety product portfolio comes at an important time for the beef and...

2009-11-30 08:15:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a comment from the National Chicken Council on the Consumer Reports article: "Chicken is safe. Like all fresh foods, raw chicken may have some microorganisms present, but these are destroyed by the heat of normal cooking. Consumers are encouraged to follow the safe handling and cooking instructions printed on every package of fresh meat and poultry sold in this country. "A much more comprehensive survey by the U.S....


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Yokohama
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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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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