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DCA recognizes allies of chicken community

      HARRINGTON, Del. — The Delmarva Chicken Association presented awards to three people — Steve Schwalb, Ron Darnell, and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan — whose support, work and advocacy have been crucial to the success of Delmarva’s chicken community.The...

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SCD seeks input for environmental assessment

      GEORGETOWN, Del. — The Sussex Conservation District on June 14, will host a public scoping meeting to seek input regarding an environmental assessment for farms that could potentially have poultry operations that may seek conservation program funding...

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State Fair cancels poultry shows with AI threat

      HARRINGTON, Del. — In an effort to curb the spread of the highly pathogenic avian influenza, the Delaware Department of Agriculture — after consultation with the State Epidemiologist Office — has issued a directive for all live poultry competitions and...

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Penn State vet aims to keep flocks healthy

      UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The inclusion of a high-flavonoid corn, developed by a Penn State maize geneticist, in the diet of broiler chickens reduced the incidence and severity of a fatal intestinal disorder known as necrotic enteritis.The results are...

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Mountaire workers vote to reject Teamsters

      SELBYVILLE, Del. (AP) — Employees at a Mountaire Farms poultry processing plant in southern Delaware voted overwhelmingly on March 17 to decertify their representation by the Teamsters union, the company said. Workers at the Selbyville plant who are...

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Broiler industry facing options for ILT vaccines

      ATHENS, Ga. — Infectious laryngotracheitis, a highly infectious, acute viral disease, is proving a significant challenge for producers right across the broiler belt.Work over the last few years has shown that the use of both modified-live virus (MLV)...

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