IPE/IFE to remain in
Atlanta through 2016
The combined International Poultry
Expo/International Feed Expo/American
Meat Institute show will remain in
Atlanta, Ga., through at least 2016,
and its location after that will depend
entirely on where exhibitors and
attendees want to see the show located,
according to the heads of the three
associations that are co-locating their
shows. Rumors that the show will be moving
back and forth between Atlanta and Chicago
are only show-floor rumors, and any decisions
such as that are years in the future, they said
at a press conference on January 26.
John Starkey, president of the U.S. Poultry
& Egg Association; Joel Newman, president
of the American Feed Industry Association;
and J. Patrick Boyle, president of the
American Meat Institute, said that the three
associations are co-locating their shows, a
logical progression for all three organizations.
Leaders of the three associations co-locating their shows explained their
future plans. From left: Joel Newman of
the AFIA; J. Patrick Boyle of the AMI, and
John Starkey of USPOULTRY.
“We’ve been in these discussions for several
years,” said Starkey. “For all three of us the
time was right to make this move.”
According to Boyle, the American Meat
Institute’s move to an annual spring show
a few years ago made the co-location of
the three easier. “When we were a biannual
show, it would have been hard to do
this,” he said.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our company‘s founder
who passed away at his home in Zeeland, Michigan (USA) after a fulfilled life
of 100 years.
Together with his brother Richard, Jack was an early pioneer of the agro-business when they launched Big Dutchman in 1938 and thus founded the
world’s leading livestock housing equipment supplier. At the end of the 60s,
both brothers sold their Big Dutchman shares and retired from this business
a little while later.
Their idea to make laborious manual feeding on poultry farms more efficient
by using an automatic feed transport chain was truly groundbreaking back
then and is now an industry standard worldwide.
We are very thankful that Big Dutchman has been a part of Jack De Witt’s
successful life story. The strong foundation on which our business is still
based on today is due not least to Jack De Witt. With his customer- and market-oriented attitude and conduct he set a standard that we still abide by in our
daily operation today.
Jack has a special place in our heart and we will keep him in grateful memory
forever. Our thoughts are with Jack’s wife Marlies and his entire family.
Staff and management of the Big Dutchman Group
49377 Vechta-Calveslage · Germany
The Meerpohl family
on US chicken
The Mexican Ministry of Economy has
announced a preliminary determination
regarding an antidumping investigation
involving chicken leg quarters imported to
Mexico from the U.S. The case was brought
forward by Industrias Bachoco S. A.B. de
C.V. and two other companies in 2010, and
hearings began in August 2011.
The resolution established these main
✸ There are dumping conditions on chicken
leg quarters imported from the U.S.,
including margins ranging from 62.9
percent to 129.77 percent.
✸ These practices damaged the domestic
✸ The Ministry possesses all elements for
establishing anti-dumping duties, but
did not proceed as the interested parties
expressed the will to reach an agreement.
✸ The antidumping practices investigation
process with regards to chicken leg
quarters price discrimination will continue.
The Ministry agreed to establish a
30-business-day period for the interested
parties to provide additional arguments
or elements deemed relevant to the
investigation. This term started the day after
the resolution was issued.