Find out what the ten most read poultry-related news stories and blogs on WATTAgNet.com were during the month of May:
Mark Clements: A new Australian study looking at the motivation behind purchases of free-range and cage-free eggs has found that consumer motivation is not simply driven by concern for the laying hen.
Sanderson Farms CEO Joe F. Sanderson Jr. reiterated that the company has no intention of moving into the antibiotic-free chicken market.
An agriculture construction company is teaming up with Rose Acre Farms to bring a new style of cage-free house to the market which, it says, can offer far more efficiency than a traditional design.
Roy Graber: By now, we have probably all seen those Humane Society of the United State (HSUS) ads that show a sad little puppy or kitten, asking people to be a hero.
As animal rights activists are actively campaigning to get the U.S. broiler industry to transition into slower-growing breeds, their strategy can be summarized in four words, attendees at the Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit were told on May 4.
As woody breast syndrome is a common concern among those in the broiler industry, Joe F. Sanderson, Jr., CEO of Sanderson Farms , says his company is working diligently to prevent the problem in its chickens.
Sanderson Farms has closed on the purchase of a 550-acre parcel of land where it intends to locate part of a new poultry complex.
Restaurants who act too quickly to sourcing only animal protein products such as cage-free eggs, slower-growing broilers, crate-free pork and meat from animals raised without antibiotics, they are harming the overall economy, according to Dr. Dan Thomson, Jones Professor of Production Medicine and Epidemiology, Kansas State University.
In the future, poultry businesses will need to be global internet businesses to be in business at all.
Avian influenza has spread all over the world again in early 2017, suggesting that it will challenge poultry production on every continent for years to come.
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