Find out what the top 10 news articles about the poultry industry were read the most in September:

1. George’s to acquire Ozark Mountain Poultry

George’s Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Ozark Mountain Poultry Inc. (OMP).

2. Noel White to succeed Tom Hayes as Tyson Foods CEO

Noel White has been named president and chief executive officer of Tyson Foods, succeeding Tom Hayes in both roles.

3. Sanderson Farms loses 1.7 million chickens to hurricane

Hurricane Florence has had a substantial impact on Sanderson Farms’ live operations, with the company estimating that about 1.7 million chickens died as a result of the hurricane and its subsequent flooding.

4. How pie pans can help fight poultry diseases

Better understanding of the causes of challenging poultry diseases may lie in a pie pan.

5. McDonald’s shareholder pushing GAP, RSPCA broilers

A trustee for the New York State Common Retirement Fund, which is a significant McDonald’s shareholder, says the fast food chain’s initiative to implement higher broiler standards is not good enough.


6. Low pathogenic avian flu found in California turkeys

A case of low pathogenic avian influenza has been confirmed in a commercial turkey flock in Stanislaus County, California.

7. Two more avian flu cases confirmed in California

Four cases of low pathogenic H7N3 avian influenza have been confirmed by in Stanislaus County, California, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announced.

8. Tyson backing lab-grown meat startups to ‘fail forward’

Not all developing cell-cultured meat companies will be successful, an official with Tyson Foods, which has invested in two of those companies, acknowledged.

9. Lighting may help with poultry welfare issues

Danielle Botting, DVM. MPH, technical services veterinarian with Hy-Line North America, LLC discussed the effects of lighting on animal welfare at the 2018 Live Production, Welfare & Biosecurity Seminar in Nashville, Tennessee, held on September 18.

10. Hurricane Florence prompts idling of poultry plants

At least five poultry companies are assessing damages to their facilities in the Carolinas due to Hurricane Florence.