Latest Poultry and egg production News

Tyson sues federal agency for $2.4M over hog inspections

May. 16, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Arkansas-based meat processor Tyson Foods is suing a federal agency for $2.4 million, saying it had to destroy 8,000 carcasses because a federal meat inspector lied about checking hogs at a plant in Iowa. Yolanda Thompson, who works for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food...

Kestrel nest prompts developer to delay Cleveland project

May. 15, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The discovery of kestrels nesting on the exterior of a Cleveland commercial building has prompted a developer to delay some rehabilitation work for as long as two months while the chicks are raised. WOIO-TV reports Snavely Group project manager Walt Gachuck made the decision after five...

Iowa egg farm sues over damage from bird flu disinfection

May. 5, 2019 10:18 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa egg farm that killed millions of chickens because of a 2015 bird flu outbreak is suing companies hired by the federal government to disinfect barns. Sunrise Farms says the chlorine dioxide gas and heat treatments used to kill the virus destroyed barn equipment, electrical...

Industrial parks trigger a surge in Springdale's development

May. 5, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Kayla Lester didn't care which came first — the chicken or the egg. She used a pipette to fill vials and test for salmonella in a bird's blood sample. Twenty-four strains can strike poultry, said Gordon Whitbeck, a microbiologist. Whitbeck Laboratories is just one link in the...

Keep pets away from gardens to prevent food-borne illness

Apr. 30, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

Animal waste tainting fresh produce is one of the major causes of food-borne ailments. So farmers markets and pick-your-own growers who fear fecal contamination are increasingly guarded about tolerating pets near their edibles. Home gardeners should be cautious, too. Many of the pathogens affecting food safety...

Tecumseh woman arrested in wake of poultry plant fire

Apr. 20, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) — Southeastern Nebraska officials say a woman has been arrested on suspicion of arson in a fire at Tecumseh Poultry earlier this month. The State Fire Marshal's office says in a news release late Friday that it and the Johnson County Sheriff's Office investigated the cause of the April...

Maine company plays a role at White House Easter Egg roll

Apr. 20, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

NEW VINEYARD, Maine (AP) — The White House Easter Egg Roll will once again feature colorful eggs made in Maine. Maine Wood Concepts has created 100,000 wooden eggs featuring the president and first lady's signatures for the annual event that takes place Monday on the White House lawn. The eggs will be...

AP PHOTOS: Easter egg painting tradition alive in Germany

Apr. 14, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

ELSTERHEIDE, Germany (AP) — A small Slavic minority in eastern Germany is keeping alive a long, intricate tradition of hand-painted Easter eggs that's been passed down by Sorbian families for generations. At an Easter egg market in Elsterheide near the Saxon town of Hoyerswerda, around two dozen egg...

Houston company recalls some meat, poultry, salad items

Apr. 10, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas company has recalled more than 3,300 pounds (1496.87 kilograms) of ready-to-eat meat, poultry and salad products amid concerns about possible listeria contamination. The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday announced the recall by Great American Marketing Inc. of Houston. The...

Markets Right Now: Better economic news sends stocks higher

Apr. 1, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. A brighter outlook on the global economy helped send U.S. stocks solidly higher on Wall Street. In another hopeful sign, long-term bond yields rose above their recent lows Monday, following a sharp drop last month...