See what topics were the most popular in the poultry industry in May.


1. BLOG: Stop saying farm animals are our friends

Roy Graber: As the American public increasingly becomes further removed from the farm, expectations of livestock and poultry production increasingly become more unrealistic.

2. Marfrig: 5 potential buyers for Keystone Foods

Marfrig Global Foods said five companies have qualified to take part in a second phase of bidding for its Keystone Foods subsidiary.

3. FDA: Rose Acre facilities had multiple sanitary problems

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that proper rodent control methods were not being utilized and other sanitary measures were not being followed at Rose Acre Farms facilities connected to a recent Salmonella Braenderup outbreak.

4. Tyson to buy American Proteins, AMPRO Products assets

Subsidiaries of Tyson Foods have agreed to buy the poultry rendering and blending assets of American Proteins, and AMPRO Products, the companies announced.

5. Tyson launches contract chicken grower’s bill of rights

Tyson Foods Inc. is launching a contract grower’s bill of rights spelling out the guarantees the vertically integrated poultry company offers to its growers.

6. Animal rights group attacks HSUS

The Humane Farming Association (HFA) is forming a campaign committee to oppose a controversial ballot initiative that would repeal and replace California's current hen housing law.

7. Hain Pure Protein sale expected to close in FY 2019

Hain Celestial intends to complete the divestiture of its the Hain Pure Protein organic and antibiotic-free poultry business within months, the company announced on May 8.

8. Infographic: Sanderson shows steps from farm to family

As Americans become increasingly interested in food production, a movement of people demanding to know exactly where their food comes from has emerged. 

9. BLOG: Trillium says in documentary it was naïve to trafficking

Roy Graber: An executive vice president with Trillium Farms recently acknowledged he was naïve to a human trafficking ring in which children were taken out of Guatemala and forced by an outside company to work at a Trillium egg production facility in Ohio.

10. Strike in Brazil leaves nearly 70 million poultry culled

Eight days after the Brazilian truckers' strike begun, 120,000 tons of chicken and pork meat have not been exported, a number that continues to rise as the protests continue.