Find out what the ten most read poultry-related news stories and blogs on were during the past month:

1. Fipronil again detected in eggs from Netherlands

One year after a scandal in which fipronil was illegally used to treat laying hens in the Netherlands, a new and similar case has emerged.

2. BLOG: Acquisitions could shake up Top Poultry Company rankings

Roy Graber: Every year, WATT Global Media publishes the results of the Top Poultry Companies Survey in WATT PoultryUSA magazine, and updates the WATTAgNet Top Poultry Companies Database, based on the findings of that survey.

3. Previewing Costco’s $400 million chicken operation in Nebraska

In Fremont, Nebraska, far from the traditional broiler belt of the Southeast and Atlantic states, a massive new poultry complex is rising.

4. Tyson Foods acquires Tecumseh Poultry

Tyson Foods is set to become one of the nation’s leading producers of organic branded chicken through its acquisition of Tecumseh Poultry LLC.

5. Tyson Foods hungry for more acquisitions

Tyson Foods has been busy with acquisitions during recent months, and the company’s CEO indicated that more could come.


6. BLOG: Action needed against Direct Action Everywhere

Roy Graber: When a person thinks of animal rights organizations, Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) is typically not the first one that comes to mind.

7. Which are the world’s largest egg producers?

Egg producers in the U.S. occupy more top slots in a global ranking of egg producers than companies from any other country, but production patterns are shifting, and the rankings are changing.

8. 3 cash-use priorities for Cal-Maine Foods

Cal-Maine Foods has three main priorities of how to use the company’s cash on hand, Cal-Maine Chief Financial Officer Tim Dawson said on June 7.

9. House passes farm bill on second try with no support from Democrats

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday afternoon passed its version of the farm bill on the second try. 

10. Class-action lawsuit filed against Mountaire Farms

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Mountaire Farms over the company’s wastewater and sludge contamination issues.