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Sad Passing of Kerry Doughty


Kerry Doughty passed away on March 17th after a prolonged illness.  He served as president and CEO of Butterball for ten years and was active in the poultry and meat industry for over 35years.


In 2018 he was recognized as the Urner Barry Poultry Person of the Year at the annual Executive Conference and most recently was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement award from the National Turkey Federation.


Doughty was revered by his associates and was regarded as “an outstanding individual who treated everyone he met like family and adopted a people-come-first mentality.”


In his position as president of Butterball he extended charity to his community and support to the American Heart Association, the U.S. Military and numerous public service organizations. 


At Butterball he was instrumental in introducing flock welfare programs, a no-antibiotics-ever program and production of certified organic products under the Butterball brand.


CHICK-NEWS extends condolences to his family at this sad time.

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