Find out what topics attracted the most readers from the poultry industry during the month of July:

1. Researchers: Chinese ASF outbreak most likely a man-made disaster

Researchers long suspected that if African swine fever (ASF) reached China, the world would face an outbreak the likes of which it had never seen before.

2. Report: China has lost nearly half its pig herd to ASF

The global impact of a massive outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in China has only just begun, according to a July report out of Rabobank in The Netherlands.

3. Accident results in man’s death at Foster Farms plant

An accident on July 16 at a Foster Farms facility in southwest Fresno, California, resulted in the death of a 53-year-old man who was an outside contractor.

4. Jamaica Broilers seeks further growth in US

Poultry producer Jamaica Broilers Group (JBG) would like to expand its presence in the United States.

5. Global meat production to see largest ever decline in 2019

African swine fever is the biggest, but not the only, uncertainty the world’s poultry and livestock producers will grapple with for the remainder of 2019 and into 2020, according Justin Sherrard, global strategist for animal protein with Rabobank’s Food & Agribusiness Research Group.


6. 7 observations from Rabobank’s Poultry Quarterly report

The global poultry industry has experienced gradually improving market conditions in the first half of 2019, according to the recently released Poultry Quarterly report from Rabobank.

7. 4 trends driving and disrupting the future of chicken

The future of chicken and protein is bright, but chicken companies and retailers will need to keep changing in order to satisfy modern shoppers.

8. 3 poultry technology innovations to watch

Among the hottest — and coolest — technologies for future poultry production is data monitoring and analytics. Since presentations last November at the first-ever Poultry Tech Summit (PTS), three such innovations are gaining attention and commercial interest in the marketplace.

9. McDonald’s franchisees want to unleash power of chicken

McDonald’s franchisees believe the fast food chain does not presently have an offering that demonstrates “the power of chicken,” and the introduction of a premium chicken sandwich could change that.

10. Man in custody after Foster Farms shooting

A part-time temporary worker for the Foster Farms food processing plant in Corvallis, Oregon, fired a handgun in the ladies’ restroom after fleeing the scene of a car accident on Thursday, July 18 around 8:10 a.m.