Meat and Poultry Industry News

More than 900 chickens beaten to death at Foster Farms facility; 4 teens arrested

NBC News is reporting that four teenagers have been arrested for breaking into a Foster Farms facility in Caruthers, Calif.
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Drs. Gary Smith, Temple Grandin donate to Colorado State Ag Science building

Two of Colorado State University’s renowned professors have each donated $250,000 to support the Department of Animal Sciences at CSU.
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Tri-State Beef project to bring 250 jobs to Ohio

Company officials said they expect to break ground on the new facility in 2015.
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Restaurant Performance Index registers August gain

Restaurant operators are somewhat more optimistic about sales growth and the economy, while food costs and government remain top challenges.
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Ground beef chubs recalled due to possible foreign object contamination

Sam Kane Beef Processors is recalling approximately 2,633 pounds of ground beef chub product.
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Greater Cincinnati Business Hall of Fame inducts Queen City Sausage founder Elmer Hensler

Queen City Sausage prepares to celebrate 50 years in February 2015.
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Texas high school opens meat lab

The lab is aligned with similar facilities at Texas Tech, Tarleton and Texas A&M universities.
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NAMA Scholarship Foundation Announces 2014 Scholarship Recipients

The NAMA Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce the undergraduates chosen as recipients of scholarship grants for the 2014-15 academic school year.
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Triumph Foods purchases 50% share of Daily’s Premium Meats

Daily's Premium Meats will be owned 50/50 by Seaboard Foods and Triumph Foods.
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Colby Mellor appointed vice president of live operations for Norbest

Mellor was Superintendent for Norbest’s primary processing plant in Moroni, Utah.
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Brenneman analyzes Butterball’s new animal care, well-being program

Rod Brenneman, CEO of Butterball, discusses his company's new Animal Care and Well-Being Program, his company's certification by the American Humane Association and further animal-handling initiatives, all officially announced in September 2013.

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September 2014

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August 2014

Check out the August 2014 issue of Independent Processor, with features on meat industry lobbying, the Independent Processor of the Year, and more!

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