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U.S. Poultry releases video on hormone use


July 26, 2012
By U.S. Poultry & Egg Association

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Jul. 26, 2012, Tucker, GA – One of the most common…and frustrating…questions for U.S. poultry producers is why hormones are used to produce today’s poultry products. Of course, the actual answer is NO hormones are used. To address this continuing misinformation, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association has prepared a new video to explain the scientific, economic and legal reasons hormones are not needed or used by the U.S. poultry industry.

“U.S. Poultry and our members recognize that often consumers have questions or concerns, and we must clearly communicate how we raise our birds,” said Paul Pressley, vice president of industry programs for U.S. Poultry. “We want to thank Dr. Susan Watkins of the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science at the University of Arkansas for her assistance in preparing the video and helping set the record straight.”

“U.S. Poultry is providing a short and long version of the video. The short version is precise and gets to the gist of the video’s message quickly. We wanted to make sure that when a consumer does a web search on this topic, we have a short and concise video that dispels this false presumption. The long version provides more detail for those who are interested,” commented John Starkey, president of U.S. Poultry.

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“It is through funds generated by the International Poultry Expo (IPE) that U.S. Poultry is able to develop these types of educational pieces. This video, along with the “Raising Chickens and Turkeys…For Today and Tomorrow” video, are only two recent examples of the IPE funds that have been funneled back into the industry over the years. We sincerely appreciate the support of our members and exhibitors that allows us to develop these types of educational pieces,” said Mark Waller, Ingram Farms, Cullman, AL, and chairman of U.S. Poultry & Egg Association.

The video is viewable on U.S. Poultry’s website, www.uspoultry.org. It can also be viewed on YouTube at http://youtu.be/Qe5CTjtAW70, and is being distributed to all U.S. Poultry members as well. For additional information, contact Paul Pressley, Phone: (678) 514-1972; E-mail: ppressley@uspoultry.org.

About the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association

U.S. Poultry & Egg Association is an all-feather organization representing the complete spectrum of today’s poultry industry, with a focus on progressively serving member companies through research, education, communication, and technical assistance. Founded in 1947, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association is based in Tucker, GA.