In 1958, a carpenter named LC Powers built himself and his wife, Ruby Nell, a broiler house on their family’s land in northeast Georgia. The chicken house could hold 10,000 chicks, but there was barely enough electricity to power...
The 2022 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreak has had relatively little impact on the broiler industry based on the volume of broiler meat produced in the United States. HPAI was detected in Indiana in February 2022 for the first...
A former line worker for Perdue Foods has sued the company for discrimination “due to her sex, pregnancy and disability,” after Perdue terminated her employment, according to court documents in the case. Jessica Thomas worked on a chicken processing line...
A former Wayne Farms employee is suing the company for negligence in hiring practices after he was stabbed last year by a coworker at the processor’s Decatur, Ala., chicken plant, according to local media reports. Cedric Owens was hospitalized after...
Fremont, Neb.-based Lincoln Premium Poultry recognized three local families as their top poultry producers in the company’s inaugural annual awards ceremony. The poultry supplier to Costco Wholesale Club Corp. recognized the Oster Family of County Line Growers in Pottawattamie...
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) continues to plague U.S. poultry producers, with three commercial turkey operations in South Dakota among the latest to be infected by the virus, affecting more than 174,000 birds. The outbreaks in the Mount Rushmore state...
Four Delaware residents face theft charges for allegedly stealing more than $30,000 worth of raw chicken from a Perdue plant in Milford, the town’s police department announced. A weeks-long investigation of an internal theft reported by Perdue led authorities to an...
Tyson Foods has announced an $18 million investment to expand the company’s hatchery in Walnut Grove. The project is expected to increase the hatchery’s capacity to hold chicks and eggs, specifically contributing to operational efficiency at its nearby poultry processing...
House of Raeford Farms announces the opening of their new feed mill in Simsboro, Louisiana. As opposed to the previous mill built in the 1950’s, the new facility is a multi-story, concrete, state-of-the-art structure capable of producing 12,500 tons...
George’s has settled claims by a dozen restaurant companies that it conspired with other poultry producers to inflate and fix chicken prices, according to court documents. The 12 plaintiffs — Barbecue Integrated, Bojangles, Boston Market, Captain D’s, El Pollo Loco,...
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