Monthly Archives: October 2012


Sparboe supports the Run for the Roses in Ames, IA


Run for the Roses is an event held each year in Iowa to raise money for Arthritis Research Grants. 10k and 5k races and a kids run are hosted by Alpha Omicron Pi and the Ames Area Running Club. Participants get a t-shirt, a rose and an omelet breakfast prepared by the sorority girls. Sparboe Farms provides aprons, spatulas and eggs to feed all the hungry racers and their families.

Thank you to Sheila in our sales area for ensuring Sparboe Farms continues to support this great cause.

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Sparboe attends the national NPIP conference in New Orleans

NPIP (National Poultry Improvement Plan) was established in the early 1930′s and is a group representing cooperating State agencies and poultry industry members. NPIP serves as an essential function by acting as a liaison between the poultry industry and the Department in matters pertaining to poultry health.

The 2012 conference was held on September 25-27 in New Orleans, LA and our Director of Production and Production Compliance Specialist were in attendance. Sparboe Farms was a delegate for Minnesota and voted on a number of recommendations to improve the NPIP program.

Topics for discussion included:
1. Salmonella testing
2. Technical Committee report
3. Avian influenza
4. USDA regulatory review

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