Learn what 10 stories and blogs related to the poultry industry attracted the most readers during the month of April:

1. Aoife Lyons, daughter of Alltech co-founders, dies at age 45

Aoife Lyons, daughter of Alltech’s co-founders, died April 18 at age 45, the company announced.

2. Expert: African swine fever will change face of animal ag

As countries continue to announce new outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF), the world's livestock industry sits in anticipation of what’s next and what it could mean for trade and production.

3. BLOG: Poultry collusion suit and things that make you go hmmm

Roy Graber: Another lawsuit has been filed that accuses many of the Top Poultry Companies in the United States of conspiring in an effort to raise the price of chicken.

4. Perdue Farms eliminates 118 jobs

Perdue Farms has eliminated 118 jobs, most of which were considered “overhead positions,” the company confirmed on April 12.

5. Fire breaks out at Tyson-owned poultry farm

A broiler farm near Tecumseh, Nebraska, that is owned by Tyson Foods was the scene of a fire that occurred on the evening of April 5.

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6. ASF could wipe out a quarter of Chinese hog population

African swine fever (ASF) is widespread in China, spreading elsewhere around the world and carries significant potential to impact all animal protein industries in 2019 and beyond.

7. Accident at Lincoln Premium Poultry site kills man

One man was killed and another was injured in an accident at the construction site of the future Lincoln Premium Poultry complex in Fremont, Nebraska.

8. Cal-Maine invests to meet Proposition 12 egg demand

Cal-Maine Foods is expanding its cage-free egg capacity to help meet the approaching demand for cage-free eggs brought on by the November passage of Proposition 12 in California, which will mandate that all eggs and egg products raised and sold in California come from cage-free operations.

9. Insurer says it is not liable for $85M claim in Koch Foods fire

An insurer for Koch Foods Inc. says the company “grossly understated” the value of its properties and has asked a court to find it not liable for an $85 million claim stemming from a 2016 feed mill explosion and fire.

10. WATT PoultryUSA's Top 10 US broiler companies in 2018

As the U.S. broiler industry continues to change its production practices to meet changing consumer demands, the top poultry companies are investing in growing their integrated production operations, with 27 of the 29 top broiler companies either increasing their production in 2018 or maintaining the same production levels as in 2017, according to WATT PoultryUSA’s March 2019 Top Poultry Companies rankings.