Industry news 2/6/20

February 6, 2020

State officials say the spread of vND is due to broken quarantines in “Newcastle reemerges, spreads in California,” published by AVMA.

Kansas becomes 4th state with unconstitutional “ag-gag” law,”  tells why the law, enacted 30 years ago, has been struck down.

Spurred by Egg Industry, Arizona Weighs a Ban on Caged Hens,” from the Phoenix New Times.

UEP President Chad Gregory is quoted in “US egg producers seeking clarity, finding uncertainty.”

A new report compares the shopping preferences for Gen Z versus baby boomers in “Gen Z ready to splurge on meat, skimp on eggs,” from WattAg.

Scientists at an Australian university have developed a method to decontaminate the outside of an egg in “Researchers test method to remove Salmonella from eggshells,” from Food Safety News.

Hinton, New U.S. Poultry & Egg Association Chairman,” was announced on January 27. Hinton, the vice-president of sales for Rose Acre Farms, was presented with the traditional “working man’s gavel” by outgoing chairman John Prestage, senior vice president, Prestage Farms.


UEP member M&C Anderson Pullets is the State Poultry Association Nomination winner featured in  “USPOULTRY Recognizes 2020 Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award Finalists and Award Recipients.”

Susan Lamont, the former interim director of the Egg Industry Center, was one of the six industry leaders to receive the USPOULTRY Lamplighter Award at IPPE on January 27. Dr. Annette Jones, state veterinarian for the California Department of Food and Agriculture, also received the award. Click here to see all the Lamplighter recipients.

Smithfield is appealing a series of verdicts in “Court asked to overturn North Carolina hog nuisance lawsuits.”