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Poultry producers face myriad of challenges this year

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The impact of last year’s drought on feed costs is not the only challenge poultry growers face in 2013. Production costs, expansion issues, waste regulations, competition from other meat sources and the next grain crop are major factors impacting the poultry industry this year. “Some of the corn produced last year had to go to ethanol, so ...

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Sentencing rescheduled for man in Russian poultry case

GULFPORT — A plea hearing has been rescheduled for a man indicted in an alleged conspiracy to falsify the temperatures of chicken exported from Mississippi to Russia. The Sun Herald reports U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr. set a new plea date of May 20 for Terry White. White is one of three men indicted in 2012 on charges of ...

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Guilty plea expected in trial over exported Russian chicken

PASCAGOULA — Court records say a man is expected to plead guilty in an alleged conspiracy to falsify the temperatures of chicken exported from Mississippi to Russia. The April 2012 indictment says Gerald Miller, Patrick McLain and Terry White arranged the export of chicken that did not meet temperature requirements under a trade agreement with Russia. White was scheduled to ...

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OSHA finds 43 violations following fatality at poultry company

MOSELLE — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Southern Hens Inc. with 43 safety and health violations following the death of a worker who slipped and fell into an unguarded screw conveyor while cleaning the conveyor at the company’s Moselle facility. OSHA initiated the inspection Sept. 9, 2012, in response to the fatality. The ...

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Poultry company new title sponsor of PGA tournament

LAUREL and MADISON — Sanderson Farms Inc. is the new title sponsor of the PGA tournament held annually at Annandale Golf Club in Madison. Mississippi’s only PGA event will now be known as the Sanderson Farms Championship. The Laurel-based poultry company is holding a news conference today at 10 a.m. at the Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson to ...

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Sanderson Farms sees sales rise, but posts loss

LAUREL — Sanderson Farms Inc. reports net sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 were $595.8 million, compared with $517.8 million for the same period a year ago. For the quarter, the poultry company had a net loss of $6.9 million, or $0.31 per share, compared with a net loss of $8.0 million, or $0.36 per share, for the first ...

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Trial delayed in poultry exporting fraud case

GULFPORT — Trial has been delayed for three men accused of falsifying temperatures of poultry exported to Russia from Pascagoula. The Sun Herald reports 38-year-old Terry White, of Ocean Springs, 39-year-old Gerald Miller, of Gautier, and 55-year-old Patrick McClain, of Pascagoula, were set for trial this week in U.S. District Court in Gulfport. They are accused of authorizing the release ...

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Challenging market, input costs cut Cal-Maine's earnings

JACKSON — Cal-Maine Foods Inc. reported net sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 were $328.9 million, compared with net sales of $290.4 million for the same quarter of fiscal 2012. The egg company reported net income of $14.3 million, or $0.60 per basic share, for the second quarter, compared with net income of $23.3 million, or $0.97 per ...

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Despite 'challenging' year, Sanderson sets new sales record

LAUREL — Sanderson Farms Inc. saw net sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 of $648.4 million, compared with $559.8 million for the same period a year ago. For the quarter, the poultry company reported net income of $9.3 million, or $0.41 per share, compared with a net loss of $21.6 million, or $0.97 per share, for the fourth quarter ...

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Citing 'timing issues,' poultry company nixes N.C. facility

LAUREL — Sanderson Farms Inc. has decided not to site a new poultry-processing complex in Nash County, N.C. In a release, Sanderson said it made the decision together with the officials of Nash County as a result of various timing issues. The poultry company had previously announced that sites in Nash County had been selected for the location of a ...

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