These were the 10 poultry-related articles and blogs that were read the most during November 2019:

1. In-ovo sex sorting system search enters next phase

In response to animal rights groups’ concerns regarding euthanasia of cockerels from egg laying strains, egg producers in Western Europe and the U.S. have made pledges to adopt in-ovo sex sorting technology when developed.

2. BLOG: Cage-free hen houses getting bigger, more efficient

Terrence O'Keefe: As U.S. egg producers strive to reduce the cost of producing cage-free eggs, new houses will have more floors and house more hens.

3. BLOG: Changing from white chicken meat to dark meat? Really?

Benjamin Ruiz: A few days ago, CoBank’s economist Will Sawyer, published a very interesting report on the changes that are happening in the U.S. chicken market with respect to consumer preferences of white breast meat, thighs and dark meat drumsticks.

4. China lifts ban on US poultry imports

China lifted its ban on poultry imports from the United States, ending the trade barrier that had been in place since 2015, when highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was detected in the country.

5. Construction of new Tyson poultry complex ‘on schedule’

The construction of the future Tyson Foods poultry complex in Humboldt, Tennessee, is progressing nicely, Noel White, the company’s chief executive officer said.


6. Perdue Farms, Niman Ranch have been good for each other

When Perdue Farms revealed it would acquire Niman Ranch in 2015, many people had questions.

7. Pilgrim’s fully staffed amid industry worker shortage

While the greater U.S. poultry industry is facing a shortage of workers, that is not presently a problem being faced by Pilgrim’s Pride, Jayson Penn, the president and CEO of the company said on October 31.

8. Fire destroys Cal-Maine Foods hen house

A fire destroyed a hen house at a Cal-Maine Foods egg production facility in Chase, Kansas, on November 20.

9. BLOG: Antibiotic resistance - 25 Global Actions for 2025

Mark Clements: Antibiotic resistance may not have been making the headlines as much of late, but that does not mean that the problem has gone away, and so the animal health industry announcement of 25 global actions to reduce the need for antibiotics in animals has to be warmly welcomed.

10. Rembrandt Foods to close egg plant in Minnesota

Rembrandt Foods is closing its egg plant in Renville, Minnesota.