From WATTAgNet:

Find out what 10 WATTAgNet stories and blogs on poultry-related topics drew the most readers during September.


1. JBS CEO Wesley Batista arrested

JBS CEO Wesley Batista has been detained by authorities in CEO, just three days after his brother Joesley Batista went into custody.  

2. BLOG: Chicken 'rescuers' take audacity to a new level

Roy Graber: It's nothing new to read about animal rights extremists removing animals from a farm because they believe they are rescuing them from a life of mistreatment.

3. BLOG: Poultry robot: The future is now

Benjamín Ruiz: We always think that robots are things of the future that are only seen in the movies. But ladies and gentlemen, they have arrived and are actively working in poultry farms.  

4. Tyson to build poultry complex in northeast Kansas

In response to strong consumer demand for chicken, Tyson Foods announces plans for new plant, hatchery and feed mill In response to strong consumer demand for chicken, Tyson Foods plans to build a $320 million poultry complex in northeast Kansas.

5. BLOG: Bright future for poultry science graduates

Roy Graber: We are living in times when you can’t help but hear how difficult it is for college students to find employment once they earn their degrees.


6. Nighttime dangers of poultry catching in the spotlight

Heavy criticism and a fine of AU$1.13 million (US$909,000) have been served on a poultry contracting firm in Australia following the death of a broiler-catcher in 2015. 

7. Sanderson: Building new poultry plants a rigorous job

Sanderson Farms, the third largest broiler company in the United States, has largely reached its current size through the construction of new poultry complexes, rather than by acquiring existing poultry plants from other processors.

8. 9 now convicted in cruelty case at Tyson breeder farms

Seven people have been recently convicted on charges connected to an animal abuse investigation that centered around Tyson Foods broiler breeder operations in Mecklenburg and Buckingham counties in Virginia.

9. Pilgrim's acquires Moy Park for US$1.3 billion

Pilgrim's has acquired Moy Park, a leading poultry and prepared foods supplier with operations in the United Kingdom and Continental Europe, from JBS S.A. 

10. Tyson now looking beyond Tonganoxie for poultry plant

Tyson Foods is backing away from its plans to build a new poultry complex in Tonganoxie, Kansas, and instead is looking at other locations to build the $320 million facility.