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Cargill donates $150,000 towards poultry health lab in Arkansas

By Canadian Packaging staff   

Food Safety General Cargill Incorporated Cargill Poultry Research Center Tyson Foods Inc. University of Arkansas

Arkansas is the second-largest U.S. State in the production of broilers.

Cargill, Incorporated has donated $150,000 to build a state-of-the-art poultry health lab at the University of Arkansas, matched by Tyson Foods, Inc. as part of a US$1.3 million funding to revamp the school’s agriculture farm.

The new 4,200-square-foot facility to be called the Cargill Poultry Research Center will examine different types of new antibiotics for poultry.

While the Center will examine alternative forms of antibacterial protection for poultry, it will also look at possible new solutions.

Founded in 1865, Cargill is a privately-held global corporation based in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and incorporated in Wilmington, Delaware. It is involved in such industries as agricultural services, crop and livestock, food, health and pharmaceutical, raw minerals, as well as industrial and financial risk management. It is the largest privately-held corporation in the U.S., based on revenue. Company information at


Tyson Foods is an American multinational corporation based in Springdale, Arkansas, operating in the food industry. Tyson is the world’s second-largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef, and pork. Company information available at

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