Meat and Poultry Industry News

The latest business news and analysis of interest to the protein-processing industry.


Cargill president leaving to become president of Midland University

Midland is a private liberal arts college located in Fremont, Neb.
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Poultry groups question OSHA citations at Wayne Farms Alabama facility

OSHA’s accusations of wrongdoing lack evidence and are simply unfounded, groups claim.
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Five education programs announced for 2015 IPPE

American Meat Institute (AMI) announced that it will sponsor five education programs.
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Midamar execs plead not guilty, issue statement on indictment

Company says indictment is based in large part on administrative infractions that occurred in 2010 involving facility numbers.
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Clemens Food Group bringing pork plant + 800 jobs to Michigan

A new Clemens Food Group pork processing operation is coming to Coldwater Township.
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Chinese investor in Australian beef processor acquires Chicago area company

New Hope Investment Fund, a private equity fund headquartered in Beijing, China, has acquired Ruprecht Co., the oldest beef processor in the Chicago area.
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Market Snapshot: Smaller herds, PEDv tamp down slaughter numbers

Annual Animal Slaughtering and Processing has declined 1 percent over the past 12 months with additional decline likely through the end of 2014.
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30 meat & poultry executives join together to tell story of the ‘amazing’ meat supply

New video is latest step in meat and poultry industry’s transparency efforts.
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Tyson Foods selects new animal well-being programs leader

Dr. Christine Daugherty has been named vice president-Animal Well-Being Programs and Technology.
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IPPE plans Meat Me in @LANTA Activities for attendees

Cook-offs, networking receptions and more are among the planned activities.
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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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National Provisioner


December 2014

The December issue of NP features a cover story on the GNP Company, an article on animal welfare, the 2015 economic outlook, and so much more!


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Independent Processor


December 2014

The December issue of IP features cover story: A full Haus, Mike Sloan’s award-winning bratwursts draw visitors to the Hermann Wurst Haus by the thousands.

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