Top 10 poultry news stories of March 2018
Learn what poultry-related stories on WATTAgNet.com attracted the most readers during the month of March
Find out what ten poultry-related news stories were read the most during the past month:
Antibiotic-free poultry production is forcing farmers, and the entire industry, to re-evaluate and scrutinize every step in the process, including water lines.
Consumers crave information about how the animals they eat are raised and where their food comes from, but unfortunately they frequently turn to Google, getting answers from animal activist organizations rather than directly from the farmers and ranchers who care for these animals and the companies that produce the food.
Alltech has announced the passing of its founder and president, Dr. Pearse Lyons. Lyons died on Thursday, March 8, due to an acute lung condition that developed during his recovery from heart surgery.
Low pathogenic avian influenza has been detected in a commercial turkey flock in Jasper County, Missouri.
Poultry, and chickens in particular, as this discussion will focus on broilers and layers, are omnivorous animals. This implies that they eat practically “everything,” and this includes other animals — at least in their wild state.
Pedro de Andrade Faria, ex global president of the world's largest exporter of poultry meat, BRF, was temporarily taken into custody on the morning of March 5 as part of the latest stage of Brazil’s Operation Weak Flesh.
Low pathogenic H7N1 avian influenza has been confirmed in a commercial broiler breeder flock in Hopkins County, Texas, animal health authorities reported.
Animal welfare is under increasing scrutiny as consumers demand more information about how their food is raised and activist groups ratchet up the pressure on food retailers.
A total of six different variants of the virus causing highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been confirmed in commercial poultry in the last week in five Asian countries, Italy, The Netherlands, South Africa, the U.S., and Mexico.
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