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 GREELEY, Colo. — Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. has announced that it has entered into a plea agreement with the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division in respect to its investigation into the sales of broiler chicken products in the United States.

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SPRINGDALE, Ark. — Tyson Foods Inc. has donated more food during the past year than ever in its 85-year history, the company announced. More than 30 million pounds, or the equivalent of 120 million meals, were donated by the company during the last 12 months to fight hunger.

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UTRECHT, Netherlands — Moving through the fourth quarter of 2020 and into 2021, the global poultry industry will operate in a volatile market context, with ongoing pressure coming from foodservice and wholesale markets, analysts with Rabobank note in a recent report. Possible new waves of CO…

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Royal DSM, a global science-based company in nutrition, health and sustainable living, has announced the completion of its acquisition of Erber Group’s Biomin and Romer Labs for an enterprise value of €980 million (approximately $1.1 billion).

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My father started trading feed additives in the 1970s. I grew up hearing stories about those days, and they all revolved around one theme: back then everything took longer, but when the workday ended the workday really ended. Driving to a customer required planning a route on a map and sitti…

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FREDERICKSBURG, Pa. — Bell & Evans has begun construction on a new 411,500 square foot, organic-certified chicken harvesting facility here. The first precast walls were placed in July, and the facility will be operational by late 2021, the company notes. The project will cost the company…

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SAVANNAH, Ga. — On the heels of reporting all-time record container volumes, the Port of Savannah on Sept. 18 welcomed the CMA CGM Brazil, the largest ship to ever call the U.S. East Coast with a capacity of 15,072 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs).

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ATHENS, Ga. — For 2020, the University of Georgia Department of Poultry Science will be conducting an eight session webinar series related to ventilating poultry houses during cold weather. The sessions will be held every Thursday (9-10:30 a.m. EDT) from Oct. 8 through Nov. 24 (The last sess…

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 WASHINGTON — The USDA’ Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is updating the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) to align with changes in the poultry industry and to incorporate new scientific information and technologies into the NPIP.

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Not much has been saved from the writings of the ancient Greek poet Archilochus, though the above line from the parable of the fox and the hedgehog appears throughout a number of well-known cultural references. In Æsop’s Fables this story is known as The Cat and the Fox, in which the cat (ak…

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ATLANTA — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Oct. 1 announced that Agile Cold Storage will invest more than $60 million in the construction of two new facilities in North Georgia to support the state’s poultry industry. The company’s new semi-automated freezer buildings will be located in Bartow and…

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