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USA | 29 January 2016
Georgia poultry owners urged to move flocks inside

Owners of backyard and pastured poultry are urged by the state veterinarian to move their flocks inside. The recommendation by Georgia State Veterinarian Robert Cobb is in response to a Jan. 14 con...


USA | 29 January 2016
Indiana orders 156,000 chickens destroyed amid bird flu outbreak

Animal health officials investigating a bird flu outbreak in southwest Indiana have ordered 156,000 chickens at one of 10 affected commercial poultry farms to be euthanized, raising the total number o...


USA | 29 January 2016
Free range chickens have more parasites than battery hens, study reveals

Many people prefer free range chicken - not only do they think it tastes better and is healthier, but there has been a lot of controversy over battery hens, even though conventional battery cages were...


USA | 29 January 2016
U.S. on high alert for bird flu after Indiana poultry outbreak

In the two weeks since bird flu reappeared in Indiana, U.S. veterinarians have swabbed the mouths of chickens and turkeys across the country, racing to uncover any more infections and contain the viru...


USA | 5 January 2016
Iowa poultry producers prep for new wave of avian flu

Iowa isn’t requiring new bio security standards at its poultry facilities in the wake of last spring’s catastrophic outbreak of avian flu, but many farms are creating heightened bio-security barriers....


USA | 5 January 2016
Subway eggs: cage-free by 2025

Subway restaurant chain intends to transition into serving cage-free eggs in all of its estimated 30,000 restaurant locations in the United States and Canada. The transition will be completed by 2025,...


USA | 5 January 2016
Wendy’s to use only cage-free eggs

Wendy’s today joined several other major users of eggs in announcing plans to move toward use of cage-free eggs. Specifically, the Dublin-based fast-food chain said it “will transition to 100 percent ...


USA | 5 January 2016
Punachicks Farm fills void in poultry market

“People are hungry for local food,” Emily Taaroa said on a bright Saturday morning as she walked between homemade chicken pens on 5.5 acres of Keaau land. Grass between the pens was mowed close to ...


USA | 4 January 2016
Why the egg industry is scrambling to set hens free

Americans eat about 265 eggs per person per year, according to the American Egg Board, and roughly nine in 10 are laid by hens confined in cages with little room to move. That’s changing. McDonald’...


USA | 4 January 2016
New electricity group to save 200 poultry growers $1M

A new electricity buying group is set to save 200 area poultry growers more than $1 million combined in the next three years. They'll buy the power from Virginia-based WGL Energy for a cheaper rate...


USA | 4 January 2016
Iowa lifts ban on poultry exhibitions

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship recently announced that a statewide ban on live bird exhibitions has been cancelled as of January 1st. The ban was placed in effect last spri...


USA | 7 December 2015
Eating eggs every day is not bad for your heart

Prevailing recommendations call for restricting intake of dietary cholesterol and eggs for those at risk of heart disease or who already have heart disease. This despite accumulating evidence chall...


USA | 7 December 2015
Cage-free eggs gaining acceptance

With more consumers and corporations such as McDonald's demanding eggs from birds raised under more spacious conditions, Rembrandt Foods realized the company's future had to change. Rembrandt, the ...


USA | 4 December 2015
Michael Foods joining movement to all cage-free eggs

Twin Cities-based Michael Foods is the latest to join the shift toward cage-free eggs. The company is among the biggest in the country’s biggest egg producers and president and CEO Jim Dwyer says i...


USA | 4 December 2015
Deadly bird flu is hiding

A mysterious avian influenza virus that killed more than 42 million chickens and 7.5 million turkeys this past spring in the United States is once again baffling experts who were predicting it would r...


USA | 3 December 2015
Post says it is moving toward more cage-free eggs

Post Holdings Inc. on Wednesday joined a growing list of food companies making pledges to switch to cage free eggs, a flock that includes St. Louis-based fast-casual chain Panera Bread, fast-food gian...


USA | 3 December 2015
Minnesota lifts ban on poultry exhibitions

The Minnesota Board of Animal Health has lifted the ban placed on poultry exhibitions and other gatherings of birds effective Dec. 1, 2015. Birds will be permitted at fairs, swap meets, exotic sale...


USA | 3 December 2015
Composting options considered for possible avian influenza losses

One of the main challenges posed by the avian flu outbreak that has impacted the U.S. poultry industry in the past year is how to safely and effectively dispose of potentially hundreds of thousands of...


USA | 3 December 2015
State veterinarian says avian flu resurgence looks unlikely

Wisconsin’s state veterinarian is cautiously optimistic that a second round of avian flu hasn’t yet hit the state’s poultry farms. All throughout the spring outbreak of the deadly strain of avian f...


USA | 3 December 2015
Composting large scale poultry operations

One of the main challenges posed by the avian flu outbreak that has impacted the U.S. poultry industry in the past year is how to safely and effectively dispose of potentially hundreds of thousands of...


USA | 25 November 2015
Putting the chicken before the egg

A decade ago, a couple running a dairy business in Northern California visited a Mennonite farm where the owner had used a flock of laying hens to teach his children business principles and instill va...


USA | 25 November 2015
General Mills will use only cage-free eggs by 2025

General Mills Inc will use only cage-free eggs in its U.S. operations by 2025, it said on Tuesday, marking the first time the packaged food company has given a timeline for the switch. The maker of...


USA | 25 November 2015
Borough Park poultry store offers live turkeys

A Borough Park poultry store carries live turkeys for residents of Brooklyn who prefer a fresh, not frozen, Thanksgiving dinner. Customers choose their selection from the live selection before work...


USA | 25 November 2015
Pastured Poultry Farm to explore solutions for small chicken farms

UC Davis unveiled its new Pastured Poultry Farm, home to 150 young laying chickens and a living laboratory where students and researchers hope to develop innovative solutions benefiting pasture-based ...


USA | 23 November 2015
Experimental pasture poultry farm at UC Davis to provide timely research

When a flock of white-feathered chickens saunters out of a portable coop dubbed “the Eggmobile” at UC Davis, it’s like they are hopping into the future – from a not-so-distant past. The flock of 15...


USA | 23 November 2015
Maryland residents fight poultry industry expansion

Steve Glasgow says things are changing on the Delmarva Peninsula. The air smells bad now, he said, and the environment feels soiled. The gruff electrician who built his house in rural Somerset Coun...


USA | 18 November 2015
11-year-old sells chicken eggs, raises money for refugees

Natalie Achenbach believes little things, like chicken eggs, can have a big impact. In September, the 11-year-old started selling eggs and donating the money to World Relief after she learned about th...


USA | 18 November 2015
What's fresh at farmers markets? Eggs

Sam Zech is quite the businessman. Sure, he's only 11 years old but the freckle-faced cutie was hard at work selling his amazing eggs at the Trexlertown Farmers Market recently. Eggs just had to...


USA | 18 November 2015
Tyson recalls more than 52K pounds of chicken wings

Tyson is recalling more than 52,000 pounds of frozen chicken wings because of an “off odor.” The company says the Tyson Any’tizers Fully Cooked Hot Wings Buffalo Style Chicken Wings were sold in 28...


USA | 16 November 2015
Taco Bell to use cage-free eggs in U.S. restaurants by Dec. 2016

Taco Bell, a subsidiary of Yum Brands, Inc. YUM, -0.62% said in an announcement it will serve only cage-free eggs by Dec. 31, 2016. Quoting figures from the American Humane Society, Taco Bell said the...