Mar 23

March 22, 2017 – HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Aviagen®, world’s leading primary poultry breeder, invites customers to navigate its newly designed web site, which is now live at www.aviagen.com. The company’s new web presence features a mobile-friendly format, as well as more intuitive navigation designed with ease-of-use for customers in mind. Other distinguishing elements of the new site include content tailored to specific regions and an inviting “look and feel.” 

Users enjoy the same high-quality photography and crisp, modern design, whether accessing the site from a desktop or hand-held device -more

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Mar 13

Aviagen and Willmar Poultry are pleased to announce the establishment of Select Genetics. This new company will supply commercial genetics to the turkey industry.  Aviagen is the majority owner of Select Genetics, which was formed through the merger of Valley of the Moon Commercial Poults (VOMCP) and Willmar Poultry/Ag Forte.  Select Genetics will continue to execute and honor the obligations and agreements in place for both VOMCP and Willmar Poultry companies and their respective customers.

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Mar 10

On April 18, 2017 in Raleigh, NC a Mass Animal Mortality Management Workshop will be held. Attendees will hear about Lessons Learned from Recent HPAI and NC Flood Events. This event will be a  pre-conference workshop as part of the 3rd International Waste to Worth conference on Livestock and Poultry Environmental Quality, a national network of agri-professionals addressing issues related to air, water, soil, and climate.

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Mar 09

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Cargill’s turkey processing facility in Springdale, Arkansas, is one of the largest in a city that is home to many established poultry companies. Since 1976 Cargill has produced turkeys in Springdale and the 360,000-sq.-ft. facility currently employs 1,100 and produces approximately 300 million lbs. of finished goods per year.

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Mar 09

Randy Day has been promoted to chief executive officer of Perdue Farms, effective immediately. Day has served as chief operating officer since May 2016. He will also serve on the company’s board of directors.

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Mar 02

Boca Raton, Fla. – Feb. 21, 2017 – Tyson Foods (NYSE: TSN) President and CEO Tom Hayes today outlined his vision for how the company will shape the future of food. Speaking at the 2017 Consumer Analyst Group of New York (CAGNY) Conference along with Sally Grimes, president of Tyson's retail business, Hayes said the company is strong today and will lead for tomorrow by growing its portfolio of protein-packed brands and delivering sustainable food at scale.

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Feb 28

CHICAGO – JBT Corporation announced its purchase of Erlanger, Kentucky-based Avure Technologies Inc., a leading provider of high pressure processing (HPP) systems, for $57 million. According to JBT, the acquisition of Avure should bring in approximately $50 million of additional annual revenue.

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