Find out what 10 WATTAgNet stories and blogs on poultry-related topics attracted the most readers during the month of November.

1. BLOG: A Silicon Valley cowboy takes on agriculture

Austin Alonzo: The business world is dominated by technology. Five companies in particular: Microsoft, Apple, Google, Amazon and Facebook, are among the world’s largest public companies and collectively shape the modern business and social world.

2. Former Cargill employee sentenced to 5 years for $3M theft

A former accounting manager for Cargill was sentenced to five years in prison for stealing $3.1 million from the company and causing the company at least $25 million in losses.

3. Tyson wants poultry plant built where it’s welcome

Tyson Foods was caught by surprise in September when residents of Tonganoxie and Leavenworth County, Kansas, made it clear that they did not want the company to build a broiler complex in their community.

4. BLOG: Fake news in the poultry industry

Benjamin Ruiz: Lately, fake news has become fashionable in events of global relevance, such as U.S. President Donald Trump’s election or the independence of Catalonia, among others.

5. BLOG: Omega-3 chicken, eggs may lower heart attack, depression risks

Mark Clements: Regular consumption of naturally enriched omega-3 chicken and eggs is likely to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, dementia and cancer, according to the results of a six-month clinical trial, said to be a world first, delivered by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland on behalf of Devenish Nutrition.


6. In-ovo sexing 2020 pledge unlikely to be met

The United Egg Producers' promise to have in-ovo sexing in commercial hatcheries by 2020 is overly ambitious given the progress of research currently underway, according to  Dr. Neil O’Sullivan, director of global product management, Hy-Line International.

7. Hormel: Other companies should reduce turkey production

Turkey companies that haven’t cut back on production are not doing favors to anyone, said Jim Snee, president, chairman and CEO of Hormel Foods.

8. Italy loses another 230,000 birds to avian flu

With the number of outbreaks nationwide so far this year rising to 76, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) continues to inflict significant damage on Italy’s poultry sector.

9. How the world’s top chicken producers are investing

The chicken producers that make up the top 10 in the World’s Top Poultry Companies database are a diverse group.

10. BLOG: McDonald’s keeps control with broiler welfare policy

Roy Graber: The movement to get companies to adopt broiler welfare policies has been often compared to the movement to get companies to promise to source only cage-free eggs.