Learn what the ten most-read news items and blogs on WATTAgNet.com were during the month of April.

1. Marfrig Global Foods to sell Keystone Foods

Marfrig Global Foods has plans to sell Keystone Foods, the tenth largest poultry company in the United States, while it is also purchasing a majority share of National Beef Packing Company, the fourth largest beef processor in the U.S.

2. BLOG: Now is the time to say no to slower-growing chickens

Austin Alonzo: Consumer preferences are increasingly setting, or at least influencing, the agenda for everything from housing to feeding to transport to processing.

3. Rose Acre Farms recalls over 206 million eggs

Rose Acre Farms is voluntarily recalling 206,749,248 eggs because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on April 13.

4. BLOG: Why isn’t there a turkey burger at McDonald's?

Austin Alonzo: Everyone knows turkey is a delicious and nutritious substitute for ground beef, right? So why isn’t the turkey burger on more fast food menus?

5. US ag groups speak out over trade war with China

After China’s announcement this week of a proposed 25 percent levy on 106 U.S. product imports worth $50 billion, including many agricultural commodities, U.S. ag groups have spoken out.

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6. BLOG: Cage-free egg production requires 3 to 5 times more labor

Terrence O'Keefe: A panel with representatives from four major egg producers say that all cage-free housing systems require at least three times more labor to manage than cage housing.

7. BLOG: Tunnel vision in poultry production

Benjamin Ruiz: Tunnel vision is when you see only things that are directly in front of you.

8. Cal-Maine recalls eggs distributed from Rose Acre facility

Cal-Maine Foods has issued a voluntary egg recall, as the involved eggs have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup.

9. BLOG: Enzymes questioned in whole-grain diets for broilers

Ioannis Mavromichalis: Feeding whole grains to broilers, especially wheat, remains a topic of interest among producers and nutritionists, worldwide, for obvious financial reasons.

10. Two options for future of Doux’s poultry business

Troubled French poultry company, Doux, has received two offers to recover its ailing business.