Raleigh, NC (PressExposure) August 30, 2011 -- Butterball, LLC, the nation's largest turkey producer, is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Kabel Robbins as staff veterinarian at the Ozark and Huntsville, Ark. facilities.
"Kabel serves as an excellent addition to the Butterball team and we look forward to utilizing his valuable knowledge and training at our facilities," said Walter Pelletier, president of Maxwell Farms, LLC and corporate secretary of Butterball, LLC. "His education and background in poultry welfare and illness prevention supports Butterball's commitment to animal health and the safe production of wholesome turkey products."
Robbins joins Butterball with a wealth of expertise in the agriculture and poultry production industries that will complement the company's animal welfare practices. In his current role at Butterball, Robbins is responsible for ensuring the health of the turkeys through vaccination and disease prevention as well as diagnosis and treatment. Kabel also assists the processing facility through monitoring and associated correlation.
Prior to joining Butterball, Robbins obtained a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and Bachelor of Science from Kansas State University (KSU) as well as a Master of Specialized Veterinary Medicine from North Carolina State University (NCSU). While furthering his education, Robbins provided numerous presentations on avian medicine and obtained professional training through the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization (PAACO).
Additionally, Robbins is board certified by the American College of Poultry Veterinarians (ACPV) and serves as a member of several prestigious industry organizations including the American Association of Avian Pathologist (AAAP), the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association (KVMA).
About Butterball, LLC:
Butterball, LLC is the largest producer of turkey products in the United States. Headquartered in Garner, N.C., Butterball produces more than one billion pounds of turkey each year, and the company supplies its products to more than 50 countries. Perhaps best known for its succulent whole bird products, the company also has a broad array of offerings for deli, retail and foodservice.
As the industry leader in quality and food safety, the company employs numerous processes to ensure the health of birds and implements recognized prevention measures to exceed food safety standards in its six plants located in North Carolina, Colorado, Arkansas and Missouri. In addition, Butterball has surpassed important workplace safety and health benchmarks set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Voluntary Protection Program.
The company's three-pronged approach to Doing Business Right focuses on self-governance, sustainability and social responsibility. The initiative plays a key role in providing internal oversight for integrating values that are important to the company, in particular its efforts to reduce its environmental footprint.
For more information about Butterball, visit http://www.butterballcorp.com. You can also call 1-800-BUTTERBALL for answers to your most puzzling questions about turkey preparation.