Top 10 poultry news stories of 2017
See what WATTAgNet news items gathered the most readers during the past year
The global poultry industry experienced a dynamic year in 2017. See what poultry-related news items from 2017 were read the most.
Avian influenza has returned in poultry flocks in North America in 2017 following the first initial confirmation of avian flu in a wild duck at the beginning of the year.
The egg industry experienced a year of transition in 2016. The year ended with companies rocked by the avian influenza outbreak of 2014-15 almost fully recovered and restocked.
Century Packing Corp., a Las Piedras, Puerto Rico establishment, is recalling approximately 999,419 pounds of thermally processed, commercially sterile, chicken sausage products due to misbranding.
Consumers are going online to find information about what they eat, but are egg producers doing enough to ensure what they’re finding is accurate?
Companies are increasingly changing their policies concerning the sourcing of broiler chickens, making pledges to source only slower-growing broiler breeds that are raised according to the Global Animal Partnership (GAP) standards, and in some cases, Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) standards.
Sanderson Farms CEO Joe F. Sanderson Jr. reiterated that the company has no intention of moving into the antibiotic-free chicken market.
Kentucky has reported its second case of low pathogenic H7N9 avian influenza.
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.
Millennials believe they are self-experts, explained Richard Kottmeyer, senior managing partner with Farm to Fork Advisory Services, at the 2017 Chicken Marketing Summit in Asheville, North Carolina, USA on July 17.
Animal rights groups want to destroy animal agriculture, and the industry needs to be proactive to protect its future.