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2017

Tyson Foods to Acquire AdvancePierre Foods for 40 25 Per Share in Cash
April 25, 2017 - Tyson Foods, Inc. and AdvancePierre Foods Holdings, Inc. (“AdvancePierre”) announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which a subsidiary of Tyson will launch a tender offer to acquire all of AdvancePierre’s outstanding common shares for $40.25 per share in cash. This strategically compelling transaction provides a unique opportunity to create value by joining highly complementary market-leading portfolios.

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Sanderson Farms to Participate in Goldman Sachs Global Staples Forum
April 25, 2017 - Sanderson Farms, Inc. has announced that management will participate in the Goldman Sachs Global Staples Forum to be held Tuesday, May 9, at the Goldman Sachs Conference Center in New York City.

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Butterball Continues to Earn AHC Program Recognition
April 25, 2017 - Butterball Foodservice, an iconic turkey brand, continues to set high standards for animal care and well-being. More than two-thirds of foodservice operators agree that it is important to treat turkey humanely, and Butterball was the first turkey supplier to become American Humane Certified (AHC). Now approaching its third year being verified by the program, Butterball remains the only turkey manufacturer to earn this certification.

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Mid-Atlantic Replenishment Center associates Deliver $1,379 to United Way of Hopewell-Prince George in Virginia
April 25, 2017 - Associates from Perdue Farms’ Mid-Atlantic Replenishment Center in Prince George, Va., recently presented a check for $1,379.95 to the United Way of Hopewell-Prince George. The contribution included $1,254.50 in associate contributions and a $125.45 grant provided by the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms. Perdue employs 515 associates in Prince George.

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Hormel Foods in Top 10 on the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List
April 24, 2017 - Hormel Foods Corporation announced that it was ranked No. 8 on the 18th annual Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine 100 Best Corporate Citizens List. This is the ninth consecutive year the company has been on the list and the first time the company has been in the top 10.

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Tyson Foods Names Justin Whitmore as First Chief Sustainability Officer
April 20, 2017 - Tyson Foods, Inc. announced the appointment of Justin Whitmore to the newly-created role of chief sustainability officer. This follows Tyson’s recent introduction of a new purpose and strategy that place sustainability at the center of the company’s future plans. The appointment is effective May 1. Whitmore, who was most recently a consultant at McKinsey & Company, will be part of the company’s enterprise leadership team, reporting directly to President and CEO Tom Hayes.

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Hy-Line International Makes Key Changes in Research and Development Team
April 18, 2017 - Hy-Line International, a world leader in layer poultry genetics, is pleased to announce key changes in its research and development team. These changes are part of the continual investment in research and development to identify future market trends and proactively implement procedures within the breeding program to meet and exceed these constantly changing market requirements.

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Novus International Production Site Awarded Voluntary Protection Program Star Certification
April 14, 2017 - The Little Rock feed supplement production plant operated by Novus International, Inc. was recognized for exceptional health and safety management with a special ceremony on April 13. The Novus facility was presented with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration Voluntary Protection Program's highest honor, the VPP Star Certification. Novus is only the 40th VPP-certified site in Arkansas, with less than 2,500 currently certified sites across the U.S. Novus is a leading provider of animal health and nutrition products worldwide, and its Little Rock facility is responsible for the production of approximately 15 percent of its globally-sold products.

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Dakota Layers Still Recovering, Donates to Feeding South Dakota
April 13, 2017 - It's was big day for Feeding South Dakota and its fight against hunger in KELOLAND. Dakota Layers, an egg farm north of Flandreau, is once again donating nutritious eggs to the organization. The bird flu outbreak in 2015 hit the business hard. Now, the farm is rebuilding its hen population and that's leading to today's generous gift from a partnership with South Dakota State University.

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Cargill to Open Multi-Million-Dollar Cooked Meat Factory
April 13, 2017 - US meatpacker Cargill will officially open a meat factory in Nebraska after investing $111m to convert the fresh beef plant to a cooked meats powerhouse.

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Aviagen Compartment Ensures Security of Supply to Japanese Market
April 10, 2017 - Since January 2017, Aviagen® has delivered two shipments under its poultry Compartment status to long-standing Ross® grandparent stock (GP) distributor Nippon Chunky, ensuring a secure supply of poultry breeding stock to the Japanese market. The first shipment was delivered at the end of February and the second shipment at the beginning of March.

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Cobb Introduces New MV Male to Brazilian Industry
April 10, 2017 - The new broiler breeder product, the Cobb MV male, has been introduced to the Brazilian poultry industry at a series of workshops across the country.

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ADM Begins Operations for Second Carbon Capture and Storage Project
April 10, 2017 - Archer Daniels Midland Company has announced that the Illinois Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage (ICCS) project, a partnership to safely and permanently store more than 1 million tons of carbon dioxide a year, has begun operations.

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Sanderson Farms Reflects on its Partnership with United Way
April 5, 2017 - Sanderson Farms and the United Way share a rich history. In 1979, Joe F. Sanderson, Sr. served as Board President of the Jones County Givers Fund, an organization now known as the United Way of the Pine Belt Region. This tradition is continued by current leaders within Sanderson Farms who sit on United Way boards across the Southeast. Sanderson Farms' Chairman and CEO, Joe F. Sanderson, Jr., carries on his father's belief that a company will only be as successful as the communities in which it operates. As Sanderson Farms' operations have expanded, the company's charitable giving has also grown.

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Milford associates contribute $33,690 to United Way of Delaware
April 5, 2017 - Associates at Perdue Farms’ operation in Milford contributed $33,690.51 to the United Way of Delaware during a recent ceremony at the Perdue Milford facility. The contribution included $30,627.74 in campaign pledges by associates and a $3,062.77 grant funded by the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms.

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Phibro Animal Health Corporation to Host Webcast and Conference Call on March 2017 Quarterly Financial Results
April 4, 2017 - Phibro Animal Health Corporation will host a webcast and conference call to review third quarter financial results. A news release containing quarterly results is expected to be issued after the market closes on Monday, May 8.

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Pilgrim's Pride to Invest $13 Million in Triad Hatchery
April 4, 2017 - The information in USPOULTRY's electronic newsletter is intended to inform our members of current events affecting the industry and is not necessarily representative of USPOULTRY's views on any particular topic.

USPOULTRY Accepting Nominations for Charles Beard Research Excellence Award USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation are accepting nominations for the Charles Beard Research Excellence Award through July 1. The goal of this award is to recognize outstanding completed research projects, funded by USPOULTRY or the USPOULTRY Foundation, which have made a significant positive impact on the poultry industry. The nominee may be recognized for multiple completed USPOULTRY research projects, all focused on the same subject area.

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Membership Spotlight: DuPont – Danisco Animal Nutrition Danisco Animal Nutrition provides innovative enzyme, natural betaine and probiotic feed technologies to solve livestock and aquaculture challenges. For several decades, Danisco Animal Nutrition has helped animal producers resolve “profit, performance and planet” challenges and maximize the return on their feed investment through the delivery of optimized feed enzyme, betaine and probiotic technologies. The company’s uniqueness centers on their ability to deliver value-driven healthy nutrition based on combining these technologies.

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Phibro Animal Health Corporation to Host Webcast and Conference Call on March 2017 Quarterly Financial Results Phibro Animal Health Corporation will host a webcast and conference call to review third quarter financial results. A news release containing quarterly results is expected to be issued after the market closes on Monday, May 8.

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IPE Exhibitor Spotlight: Stenner Pumps Established in 1957 in Jacksonville, Fla, the Stenner Pump Company manufactures peristaltic pumps for reliable and accurate dosing of liquid solutions for disinfection, pH adjustment, iron stain removal, animal health, corrosion and scale control and more. Stenner's pump line includes variable speed, 7-day/24-hr timer, proportional, flow activated, OEM, 1:128 medicators and electromechanical pumps.

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Pilgrim's Pride to Invest $13 Million in Triad Hatchery Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., a poultry producer based in Greeley, Colo., is reopening a hatchery in Randolph County that it had shuttered a few years ago, with plans to invest $13 million in renovations and equipment while also adding up to 17 jobs.

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Kemin Acquires Algal Scientific's Beta Glucan Technology
April 3, 2017 - Kemin Industries is looking to grow its antibiotic alternative portfolio with the purchase. Headquartered in Plymouth, Mich., Algal Scientific focuses on products for animal and human nutrition relying on an algae production system. Its microalgae derived beta-glucan that is said to support immune health for animals. Already sold in many regions globally, Kemin said it will work to expand the beta-glucan derived product registrations immediately.

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Butterball Promotes Two Executives
March 31, 2017 - Butterball announced the promotion of two executives, Dean Lisenby, vice president of supply chain and continuous improvement, and Neal Walsh, vice president of strategic business initiatives and purchasing.

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Cal-Maine Foods Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2017 Results
March 27, 2017 - Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. reported results for the third quarter and thirty-nine weeks ended Feb. 25. Net sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 were $306.5 million, a 31.8 percent decrease, compared with $449.8 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2016. The Company reported a net income of $4.1 million, or $0.09 per basic and diluted share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2017, compared with net income of $64.2 million, or $1.33 per basic and diluted share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2016.

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New Perdue CEO Takes Over amid Industry Shifts
March 27, 2017 - When Perdue Farms named its new CEO earlier this month, a chicken company with a taste for innovation and taking risks embraced something different: stability. When it comes to branding its own products, shifting away from using antibiotics, recycling residual manure and producing organically raised and processed chickens, the Salisbury-based company has been at the forefront of the poultry industry.

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Merck Closes Acquisition of Controlling Stake in Vallee S.A.
March 24, 2017 - Merck & Co., Inc. has completed the previously announced acquisition of a controlling stake in Vallee S.A., a leading privately held producer of animal health products in Brazil. Merck had announced the agreement to acquire Vallee in Jul 2016. Vallee also has its presence in other Latin American countries.

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Aviagen Launches Newly Designed Website
March 24, 2017 - Aviagen® 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.”

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Hormel Targets Ground Turkey, Organic Meats for Growth
March 23, 2017 - Hormel Foods CEO James Snee said the diversified food company has identified six key categories for growth – three of which are related to its poultry and pork products. Speaking during the Consumer Analyst Group of Europe (CARE) annual conference on Mar. 21, Snee said Hormel, which is the parent company of Jennie-O Turkey Store, Applegate, Black Label Bacon and Spam, said that ground turkey, meat snacks, and natural and organic meats are among the categories that “present a very compelling opportunity to build our brands and deliver continued growth.”

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Land O’Lakes, Inc. Announces Construction of an Animal Feed Manufacturing Facility
March 22, 2017 - Land O’Lakes, Inc. announced that it will build a state-of-the-art animal feed manufacturing facility in Roanoke, Virginia, with plans to open the facility in December 2018.

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Hybrid Turkeys Announces Major Investments in USA Supply Chain
March 20, 2017 - Hybrid Turkeys announces major investments in USA supply chain. US market to receive day old commercial turkeys direct from primary breeder. Top quality poults to meet the demands of the modern industry.

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Zoetis Awards Scholarships to Rising Veterinary Students 2017 scholarship program underscores Commitment to Veterinarians™
March 20, 2017 - Zoetis and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) announced the winners of the 2017 Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship Program. Now in its eighth year, the program awarded 315 scholarships to second- and third-year veterinary students during the 2017 Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) Conference. An additional 24 scholarships were awarded through partnerships with American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP).

The scholarship program operates as part of Zoetis Commitment to Veterinarians™, a platform created by Zoetis to support leadership and diversity among future veterinarians while also helping to offset the significant costs associated with a veterinary education.

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Harrison Poultry CEO Mike Welch Announces His Retirement
March 16, 2017 - Harrison Poultry Inc., executive Mike Welch announced that he will retire from the president and CEO roles at the end of April 2017, and Harrison Poultry’s Vice President of Operations David Bleth will succeed him. Mike will continue with Harrison in a paid advisory capacity.

“It has been my privilege to work at Harrison Poultry for 26 years,” said Welch. “I believe now is the right time for new leadership to take the company forward, and retiring from Harrison Poultry is right for my family and me.”

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Simmons Foods Serves Up More Strategic Workforce Decisions with ADP's DataCloud and Recruiting Solutions
March 16, 2017 - Simmons Foods recently set out on a journey to automate its manual HR processes to ensure it had a "single source of truth" for all employee information. The goal? To have reliable Big Data and analytics to better inform its workforce decisions.

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JBS SA to Acquire Plumrose USA
March 15, 2017 - JBS SA, the parent company of JBS USA and Pilgrim’s, announced that it has acquired deli meats processor Plumrose USA for $230 million. The acquisition was made through JBS SA and Plumrose’s former parent company, Danish Crown A/S.

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New Supplier Established for Commercial Poults
March 15, 2017 - 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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West Liberty Names President of New Subsidiary
March 13, 2017 - West Liberty Foods LLC named industry veteran Gerald Lessard president of the company’s new subsidiary, Liberty Free Range Poultry LLC.

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Cargill Strengthens North American Non-GMO Offering with Identity Preservation Process, More Non-GMO Project Verified Ingredients
March 13, 2017 - Furthering its commitment to help food and beverage customers address growing consumer demand for non-GMO product offerings, Cargill has announced an identity preservation process and several additional Non-GMO Project Verified food ingredients.

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Perdue Farms’ Rockingham Associates Present $73,880 to United Way of Richmond County
March 13, 2017 - Associates from Perdue Farms’ operation in Rockingham, N.C., recently presented a check for $73,880.10 in support of the United Way of Richmond County. The contribution included a $6,709.10 grant provided by the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms. Perdue employs 1,045 associates in Rockingham.

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Tyson Foods CEO: The Future of Food Might Be Meatless
March 8, 2017 - The new CEO of one of the world’s largest meat processors, Tyson Foods Inc., sees plant-based protein as a big part of the food industry’s future.

“If you take a look at the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) stats, protein consumption is growing around the world—and it continues to grow. It’s not just hot in the U.S.; it’s hot everywhere, people want protein, so whether it’s animal-based protein or plant-based protein, they have an appetite for it. Plant-based protein is growing almost, at this point, a little faster than animal-based, so I think the migration may continue in that direction,” Tom Hayes, CEO of Tyson Foods Inc. (TSN) told FOX Business.

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Cargill, Heifer Commemorate Partnership with Kick-Off Celebration, Delivery of Chicks to Farmers in China
March 8, 2017 - Cargill and Heifer International are celebrating the official launch of a program aimed at improving the lives of more than 450 smallholder farming households in the Qinsghen, China. Representatives from Cargill, Heifer and its program implementing partner in China – the Qingshen County for the Promotion of Women &Children’s Cooperation and Development – participated in a ceremony today to discuss the program and celebrate the distribution of layer chickens to eight of the farmers benefitting from the program.

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Wayne Farms Talks Expansion and Job Opportunities for High School Grads
March 7, 2017 - Wayne farms has made a huge impact not only locally, but nationwide and today the Dothan Rotary got a special presentation of their expansions plus the company's future goals of creating more job opportunities for local high school grads.

"The expansion was easy simply because we were welcomed with open arms through the public government, the state governments and the local community," said Neil Martin, Assistant Area Complex Manager for Wayne Farms when commenting on the Dothan expansion.

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"We haven't had a customer ask for antibiotic-free"
February 22, 2017 - Meat processed without the use of antibiotics has become one of the fastest-growing areas of the sector in the US. Fears over antibiotic resistance in humans, as well as the expanding underlying demand for food perceived to be cleaner or simpler, has driven a number of the country's processors to reappraise how they use antibiotics. One company that is so far refusing to go down the antibiotic-free path is poultry processor Sanderson Farms. Dean Best spoke to Sanderson Farms' CFO, Mike Cockrell, to find out more.

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Cooper Farms Opening Distribution Center
February 21, 2017 - Cooper Farms has completed a cold storage distribution center located at its turkey processing plant in St. Henry, Ohio. The new addition, which began construction in June of 2016, totals 90,000 square feet, and will provide an additional 15 jobs.

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Wayne Farms Approved for Major Expansion
February 17, 2017 - The Doth Planning Commission approved development plans for construction of a 47,330-square-foot refrigerated warehouse for Wayne Farms at 808 Ross Clark Circle. The expansion allows the poultry produced at the plant to be flash frozen on site for distribution elsewhere.

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Ceva introduces new vaccine to fight the Georgia serotypes of avian infectious bronchitis
February 17, 2017 - New live monovalent vaccine is available from Ceva Animal Health to aid in the fight against the Georgia (GA) strains of infectious bronchitis virus (IBV). Cevac® IBron is the first and only licensed product in the market effective in combating multiple variants of IBV.

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ADM Named to Most Admired Company List for Ninth Consecutive Year
February 16, 2017 - For the ninth year in a row, Archer Daniels Midland Company was named one of the world’s most admired companies in the food production industry by Fortune magazine. Considered the definitive report card on corporate reputation, Fortune’s annual list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” ranked companies in 51 major industries for 2017.

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Tyson Foods Tops FORTUNE World's Most Admired List for Food Production
February 16, 2017 - Tyson Foods, Inc. was recognized today by Fortune magazine as No. 1 on the World’s Most Admired Companies list in the Food Production segment, moving up four places from the company’s 2016 ranking.

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Huvepharma® Investing EUR 150 Mln to Double Bulgarian Production Site Capacities
February 15, 2017 - Huvepharma is investing in a major plant extension at our facility in Peshtera, Bulgaria. The addition of more than 3,000m3 fermentation capacity will double the production capabilities of the Peshtera site resulting in a 50% increase in Huvepharma’s fermentation capacity. This investment will give our company close to 10,000 m3 of fermentation capacity, which makes it one of the largest fully integrated animal health production sites globally. The total investment is 150 mio Euro and includes not only the expansion of fermenters but also all upstream and downstream processes as well as enhanced packaging equipment for finished products.

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Rivers to CEO at Wayne Farms
January 25, 2017 - Wayne Farms LLC has announced the company’s executive succession plans. Elton Maddox will be stepping down as CEO after leading the company for 21 years. He will assume the role of executive chairman and will continue his role as chairman of the Wayne Farms Board of Managers. J. Clinton Rivers, current COO, will take over as CEO on April 1. This transition has been planned since Rivers took over as COO in April 2014.

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Mountaire Farms To Locate Feed Mill Operation In Scotland County, North Carolina
January 25, 2017 - Mountaire Farms will launch a feed mill operation that will bring 65 jobs to Scotland County, North Carolina. The integrated poultry processing company plans to invest nearly $44 million at a site near Laurinburg over the next three years.

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Hormel Foods Corporation First Quarter Earnings Conference Call
January 25, 2017 - Hormel Foods Corporation is hosting a conference call with Jim Snee, president and chief executive officer, and Jim Sheehan, senior vice president and chief financial officer, to discuss the company’s first quarter financial results. The company will issue its earnings press release before the markets open on Thursday, February 23, 2017, and will host a conference call at 8:00 a.m. CT (9:00 a.m. ET).

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Butterball Announces New COO, Executive VP of Sales
January 18, 2017 - Butterball has announced the promotion of Jay Jandrain to the role of COO, overseeing live operations, plant operations, supply chain, purchasing, engineering and research and development. Jandrain replaces Joe Nalley, who is retiring after leading the company’s operations for 10 years. Al Jansen will replace Jandrain as executive vice president of sales.

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Cargill’s Progress on Building Deforestation-Free Supply Chains Outlined in New Report
January 16, 2017 - In a report issued today, Cargill presented progress on its efforts to meet its commitment to eliminate deforestation from its supply chains. The first Cargill Report on Forests covers on-the-ground actions within six priority supply chains and global collaborations to advance sustainable agriculture. Cargill worked with numerous global partners to engage more than 148,000 farmers and established a baseline for measuring tree cover loss by mapping the sourcing areas of nearly 2,000 locations across 14 countries.

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New Alltech E-CO2 Website Offers Routes to Greater Farm Efficiency
January 16, 2017 - Leading agri-environmental consultancy Alltech E-CO2 has launched a new website offering farmers and the wider food industry valuable knowledge on resource efficiency. In addition to free farm efficiency assessments, the site also hosts new interactive ‘virtual farm’ graphics that provide quick and easy information on the main origins of carbon emissions.

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Cargill Reports Fiscal 2017 Second-Quarter Results
January 11, 2017 - Cargill reported financial results for the fiscal 2017 second quarter and first half ended Nov. 30, 2016. Key measures include: Adjusted operating earnings rose 80 percent to $1.03 billion in the second quarter, compared with $574 million in the year-ago period. For the half, earnings stood at $1.86 billion, up 57 percent over last year. Net earnings for the quarter on a U.S. GAAP basis were $986 million, down 29 percent from $1.39 billion a year ago, when Cargill realized large gains from business divestitures, which are excluded from adjusted operating earnings. First-half net earnings were down three percent to $1.84 billion for the same reason. Revenues were $26.9 billion and $54 billion for the quarter and half, respectively, each down one percent from last year.

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Pilgrim's Pride Eliminates 30 GNP positions
January 11, 2017 - Thirty corporate-based positions have been eliminated at St. Cloud-based GNP Co. as a result of the company's acquisition by Greeley, Colorado-based Pilgrim's Pride Corp. In a statement released Tuesday, Pilgrim's Pride Chief Executive Officer Bill Lovette said the positions cut were part of the company's "workforce rationalization plan."

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Wayne Farm’ Massive New Feed Mill Seen as Big Boost for Dale County
January 11, 2017 - It takes a lot to feed more than 2.5 million chickens per week. Three busy feed mills have been providing feed for three local Wayne Farms poultry processing plants, sending trucks and trains scurrying from Defuniak Springs, Fla., to Enterprise to Troy. Recently, since Wayne Farms relocated and expanded its Dothan plant to process 1.3 million chickens per week alone, there seemed to be a better way.

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ADM Invests in Expansion of Pet Food Business with Purchase of Crosswind Industries
January 11, 2017 - Archer Daniels Midland Company announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Crosswind Industries, Inc., a Kansas-based producer of dry-expanded, dual-texture, semi-dry and semi-moist treat products for pets.

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Tyson Foods Announces Collaboration with North Carolina A & T State University
January 11, 2017 - Tyson Foods, Inc. and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University are collaborating to offer a new course on effective agricultural communications, company and school officials have announced.

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Century Club Charities/ Sanderson Farms Championship Donates $1.125 Million
January 11, 2017 - Century Club Charities, host organization for the Sanderson Farms Championship, presented a record-breaking $1.125 million to Friends of Children’s Hospital, the fundraising arm for Batson Children’s Hospital, part of Children’s of Mississippi.

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Cobb Achieves First Compartment Status in Brazil
January 11, 2017 - Cobb-Vantress has become the first company in Brazil to receive certification for poultry compartmentalization for avian influenza and Newcastle disease from the country’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA).

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Hickman’s Family Farms to Send Eggs to South Korea
January 11, 2017 - Hickman’s Family Farms will load six truckloads of shell eggs to be loaded onto Korean Airlines for departure to South Korea on Thursday evening, Jan. 12. Three more flights to the bird flu-stricken country are scheduled to carry Hickman’s eggs early next week.

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Jennie-O Introduces All Natural Turkey Sausage With Simple, Familiar Ingredients, No Preservatives
January 10, 2017 - A versatile ingredient in many favorite recipes, sausage has long been a staple of American meals. Now, as more of today's consumers seek out all natural foods with simple ingredients Jennie-O — a company that believes eating well shouldn't come at the cost of taste — is serving up a lean and delicious solution perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner: new JENNIE-O® All-Natural Turkey Sausage.

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Tom Hayes Takes over as Tyson Foods CEO
January 4, 2017 - Tom Hayes has taken over in his new role as CEO of Tyson Foods, replacing Donnie Smith, who retired from the company after serving as its CEO since November 2009. Hayes’ promotion was effective Dec. 31.

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Jackson New President, COO of Simmons Prepared Foods
January 4, 2017 - David Jackson is the new president and chief operating officer (COO) of Simmons Prepared Foods. Jackson, who took over the role in December, succeeds Gary Murphy in both roles, and will report directly to Todd Simmons, chief executive officer of Simmons Foods Inc. & Affiliates. He previously served as president and COO of Simmons Pet Food.

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Neogen Acquires Brazil-Based Rogama
January 3, 2017 - Neogen Corporation announced that it has acquired Brazil-based Rogama Indústria e Comércio Ltda., a private company that develops and manufactures rodenticides and insecticides. Rogama was founded in 1979, and offers more than 70 registered pest control products to Brazil’s agronomic, professional, and retail markets. The company is also a major supplier to public health agencies, including a long-term partnership with the Pan American Health Organization, which promotes enhanced health and living standards throughout the Americas. Rogama’s annual revenues are approximately $8 million (USD).

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