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Ancera has released a new suite of comprehensive monitoring tools that enables allied companies of the poultry industry—including makers of vaccines, feed additives, litter amendments, antimicrobials, sanitation supplies, and quality control equipment—to continuously monitor their products and processes, to...
For the first time in Canada, turkey rhinotracheitis has been detected, impacting two commercial turkey flocks in Ontario. The World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) announced these cases on May 13. According to the WOAH report, increased mortalities were noted...
Federal investigators uncovered child labor violations at Mar Jac Poultry's plant in Jasper, Alabama, prompting a request to halt sales of chicken produced under these conditions. The U.S. Department of Labor filed a civil action on May 7 to...
Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch has informed the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity about its decision to lay off approximately 400 workers across five of its facilities in Michigan. This action is a direct consequence of a severe outbreak...
Despite extensive efforts by the poultry industry, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) still attributes a large portion of the roughly 1.35 million annual foodborne Salmonella illnesses to chickens, turkeys, and eggs.1,2  Therefore, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA’s NIFA) has awarded $611,000 to University at Albany researchers to develop a rapid, portable, colorimetric Salmonella detection kit for food products. If successfully created, the test will...
The recent trajectory of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Mexico has been a rollercoaster of concern and cautious optimism, as indicated by a recent report from the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH). While the situation regarding HPAI...
USPOULTRY hosted its inaugural Public Health Information System (PHIS) Workshop on April 17. Developed in partnership with the Food Safety Advisory Committee, the workshop assisted attendees with navigating the PHIS interface and appropriately responding to U.S. Department of Agriculture...
In April 2023, researchers at Cargill, a global protein provider based in Minnesota, completed a study in which they evaluated egg-wash sanitizers and reduction of salmonella contamination in turkey eggs. The goal was to reduce any possible contamination in...
An innovative gender-typing technology could revolutionize the poultry industry by eliminating the need to cull day-old male chicks while boosting efficiency and profits. In Ovo, a Netherlands-based agri-tech company, has developed a high-capacity egg gender-typing platform called Ella. This platform...
Two women accused of conspiring in a Petaluma poultry facility incursion had their charges reduced in a recent court appearance. Judge Lynnette Brown reduced the felony charges against Zoe Rosenberg and Raven Deerbrook to misdemeanors and dismissed some others,...
hen two poultry processing plants closed in the state last year, economist Jada Thompson began to ponder what the impacts would be for financiers of these operations and what might be the challenges for poultry farmers new to the...
In the first scientific report of its kind, researchers in Arkansas have shown that chickens bred for water conservation continued to put on weight despite heat stress that would normally slow growth. Research by the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station indicates...
In a significant development, China has granted regional authorization to France for importing poultry products despite ongoing concerns about avian influenza. This decision comes after a meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris,...
Livestock production encompasses various aspects that significantly influence animal health, welfare, and overall productivity. Ventilation is a crucial element in both livestock and greenhouse facilities, as it regulates temperature, humidity, and air quality. Static pressure plays an important role...

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