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2011-01-12 10:10:00

NASHVILLE, N.C., Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The proposed Sanderson Farms poultry processing plant in Southern Nash County would be responsible for the addition of 182 million pounds of chicken litter per year to seven Eastern North Carolina counties - Nash, Wilson, Edgecombe, Greene, Lenoir, Wayne, and Halifax. According to the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), the average two pound broiler chicken produces 2.8 pounds of solid waste over its lifetime,...

2011-01-11 00:00:43

Executive careers consultancy UK Knack Group has announced that the North Lincolnshire Council is presently considering a proposal that could bring 400 jobs to the region. (PRWeb UK) January 10, 2011 Executive careers consultancy UK Knack Group has announced that the North Lincolnshire Council is presently considering a proposal that could bring 400 jobs to the region. An unidentified owner of several chicken farms has initiated a scoping study with a view to building eight poultry sheds...

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2011-01-09 08:15:00

Worldwide fears elevated Saturday over safety of German meat as countries place bans on sales of poultry and pork because of contaminated animal feed, although the European Union declared there was no need for such measures.Germany's agriculture ministry tried to soothe concerns over food safety with test results showing acceptable levels of dioxin -- which in larger quantities can cause cancer -- in poultry and meat.South Korea became the first country to place a ban on the contaminated...

2010-11-28 00:00:07

Silkie chickens are easy to raise, provide delicious, fresh eggs, make excellent family pets, and are perfect for breeding and showing Norco, CA (PRWEB) November 27, 2010 A leader in the bearded bantam silkie chicken breeding industry, Amber Waves is proud to offer exotic, conformationally correct silkie chicks for sale. Ornately colored and covered in fluffy, silk-like feathers, silkie chickens are among the most beautiful of the chicken breeds and provide companionship, top-quality eggs,...

2010-11-22 11:30:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A massive regulation proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on the production and marketing of poultry and livestock is unconstitutional, unsupported by any meaningful economic analysis, and is in defiance of court rulings and Congressional mandates, the poultry industry said in comments filed with the agency today. The proposed regulation should be withdrawn and rewritten, the industry said. The industry's comments and a...

2010-11-16 13:55:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Proposed new regulations from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will cost the broiler chicken industry more than $1 billion over five years in reduced efficiency, higher costs for feed and housing, and increased administrative expenses, according to a study released today by the National Chicken Council. And that doesn't even count the potential costs of litigation, lost export sales, and increased consumer prices, according to the...

2010-10-26 10:00:00

ALPHARETTA, Ga., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The vast majority of commercial egg production around the world continues to be in traditional cage housing, according to the latest statistics reported by the International Egg Commission (IEC) and released today by the United Egg Producers, America's largest cooperative of egg farmers nationwide. Approximately 85 percent of eggs worldwide are produced in traditional cages, according to the IEC report. Thirty of the 35 countries which the IEC...

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 06:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Minnesota 4-H and Gold'n Plump have teamed up to sponsor the first-ever Poultry Prince and Princess Contest at the 2010 Minnesota State Fair to recognize the knowledge, leadership and skills of Minnesota's youth in the poultry industry. Dozens of male and female teenagers statewide will vie for a chance to reign over the Minnesota chicken kingdom. The winners will receive $1,000 scholarships and serve as the state's first poultry ambassadors for one...

2010-08-16 15:14:48

Arsenic in food supplements passes through chickens, then passes through the field Fields amended with poultry litter can accumulate significant levels of arsenic, according to studies by USDA-Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and associates. These findings provide key information about the agricultural pollutants that can build up in agricultural soils over time"”and possibly migrate into nearby streams and rivers. Poultry producers have sometimes supplemented chicken...