Broiler production next year is forecast to increase 2.5 percent over 2012 but two “primary factors” will likely influence the output expansion, USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) reported in its “Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook” this month.

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Chicken parts exports to the top 15 markets accounted for the strong export performance in March 2012.

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Trace amounts of antibiotics in distillers’ dried grains with solubles (DDGs), a co-product from ethanol production, should not present any scientific concerns for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to a recent study.

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USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service and Commodity Credit Corporation published yesterday a final rule regarding revisions and amendments to the Market Access Program (MAP).

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The Meat, Poultry, and Egg Product Inspection Directory lists the establishments that produce meat, poultry, and/or egg products regulated by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) pursuant to the Federal Meat Inspection Act, the Poultry Products Inspection Act, and the Egg Products Inspection Act.

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U.S. total broiler slaughter for the week ending May 19 is estimated by USDA-AMS’s Poultry Market News Service to be 158,021,000 broilers, a 3-percent decrease from the same week a year earlier.

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