Find out what news articles and blogs on poultry-related topics generated the most interest from readers during the month of June:
Deven King: I’ve seen a lot of arguments circulating on social media concerning the videos released of Fair Oaks Farms. I want to say the way the animals in the video were being physically handled was undeniably revolting.
Roy Graber: Throughout the entire period when animal rights group Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and other like-minded organizations fought Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus over alleged mistreatment of elephants, plenty of bad press was given to the circus.
Chicken is back in favor with China’s consumers.
The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service did not confirm any new premises as positive for virulent Newcastle disease (vND) during the week of June 7-13.
The African swine fever (ASF) epidemic in China and Southeast Asia will dramatically reduce pork production in Asia and increase demand for exports of all meats from other regions.
“African swine fever (ASF) is a global reality that will cause changes: it is a disruption of global trade,” said Ricardo Santin, vice president and market director of the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA), in São Paulo.
Roy Graber: It’s not unusual for Mercy for Animals to be adversarial towards Tyson Foods and McDonald’s, but the animal rights group is taking a different avenue.
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a motion to intervene in cases where plaintiffs allege the nation’s top poultry companies conspired to raise the price of chicken.
Alternative proteins are experiencing significant growth. As fresh meat protein continues to grow at a rate of 1.3%, alternative proteins are growing by 10.3%.
Anticipating significant changes in global pig and pork prices amid the African swine fever (ASF) outbreak in China and other parts of the world, Hormel Foods is taking pricing action to mitigate the changing markets.