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and that is just a concept that's been
pushed by people who are uninterested in animal agriculture."
Like Arbogast, Steen has opened
up his farm to visitors in the past.
He was always a popular subject
with the news media prior to
Thanksgiving. While he welcomed
the opportunity to educate others
about turkey production, he does
less on-the-farm educating because
of biosecurity concerns.
But Steen helps educate the
public about farming in another
way, as one of the producers of
Cargill brand Honeysuckle White's

traceable turkeys. Through the
traceable turkeys, consumers can see
a code on the packaging, input that
code in a computer and see pictures
of Steen, his farm and his turkeys.
"The fact that they put my face
with that turkey ... I'm proud of
the fact that they know where that
turkey came from," he said.

"I'm suspicious of everything
anymore. I spent all those years in
Jefferson City, Missouri, knowing
there's groups that are trying to
put us out of business," he said. "I
don't let people come on the farm
and take pictures if I don't know
who they are. Even the people who
come and load my turkeys, which is
a Cargill crew, I'm careful to watch
what they are doing."
But Arbogast added: "The risk
of being out there far outweighs any
risk of not doing it. I think that is
important for us to have those types
of conversations." ■

Risks and precautions
There is a certain level of risk
involved in transparency. Steen
admitted that after years working at
the Missouri State Capitol, he is a
bit cynical.

Poultry industry veteran Bill Griffith
has joined Peco Foods as its chief
operations officer.
With more than 25 years of
management experience, Griffith's
strong reputation for innovation,
sustainability and quality naturally
align with Peco's core values, the
company stated.
"Bill is a trendsetter in food
safety, quality assurance, technology and more," said Peco Foods
President and CEO Mark Hickman.
"Because of his track record, we
have the highest respect for his
ability to align products, facilities
and customer needs with corporate
priorities. Bill is an excellent addition to the Peco team." He comes to
Peco from Keystone Foods U.S. ■

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BILL GRIFFITH NAMED
PECO FOODS CHIEF
OPERATING OFFICER

NEW HOUSE OF RAEFORD
PLANT RUNNING AT
PARTIAL CAPACITY
The new House of Raeford Farms
poultry processing plant in Teachey,
North Carolina, is up and running
in what a company spokesman
describes as the first phase of
operation.
The plant was built to replace
a previous facility that had been
was severely damaged in an accidental fire that broke out in a
second-story office on February
25, 2017. The company determined
that the damages were so bad that

the best option was to demolish
the existing structure and rebuild.
Demolition of the old plant began
on April 3, 2017.
While construction of the new
200,000 square-foot plant was
concluded in fall 2018, it is not
expected to reach full capacity
until the fall of 2020. The facility
employs about 800 people and
processes about 700,000 chickens
per week, said Dave Witter,
manager of corporate communications and sustainability. ■

FIRE BREAKS OUT
AT TYSON-OWNED
POULTRY FARM
A broiler farm near Tecumseh,
Nebraska, that is owned by Tyson
Foods was the scene of a fire that
occurred on the evening of April 5.
Company spokesman Worth
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Poultry USA - May 2019
Contents
It’s time to consider new poultry transport trailers
Poultry transparency: Two tales, same passion
Salmonella Reading outbreak challenges turkey industry
5 keys for controlling Salmonella on breeder farms
Salmonella prevention requires integrated approach
How to protect turkey flocks from heat stress
A new device for detecting woody breast
Where will chicken belong in the diet of the future?
12 feed antibiotic reduction lessons from EU producers
Is it time to rethink Campylobacter and broiler health?
Product Review
Market Place
Ad Index
Poultry USA - May 2019 - CT1
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - CT3
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - Contents
Poultry USA - May 2019 - It’s time to consider new poultry transport trailers
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - 5
Poultry USA - May 2019 - Poultry transparency: Two tales, same passion
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - Salmonella Reading outbreak challenges turkey industry
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - 5 keys for controlling Salmonella on breeder farms
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - Salmonella prevention requires integrated approach
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - How to protect turkey flocks from heat stress
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - A new device for detecting woody breast
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - 12 feed antibiotic reduction lessons from EU producers
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - Is it time to rethink Campylobacter and broiler health?
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