Find out what poultry-related articles on WATTAgNet.com attracted the most readers in 2019:
1. Top 20 US egg producers in 2019
The top 20 U.S. egg producers — according to data from Egg Industry’s Top Egg Company Survey, which is part of WATT Global Media’s database on the world’s leading broiler, turkey and egg producers — are ranked according to the size of their layer flock at the end of 2018.
2. 14 key facts about the global poultry market in 2019
Consumer demands will strongly influence animal protein – and, therefore, animal feed – production in the coming year, according to Nan-Dirk Mulder, senior analyst, animal protein, at Rabobank.
3. 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.
4. Worker dies in accident at House of Raeford plant
A contracted worker who was cleaning equipment at the House of Raeford poultry plant in Teachey, North Carolina, was involved in a fatal accident at the plant on October 25.
5. Tyson Foods to acquire BRF Thai, European assets
Tyson Foods has agreed to acquire the Thai and European operations of BRF.
6. Wayne Farms employees arrested on embezzlement charges
Five employees of Wayne Farms face criminal charges in connection with a suspected embezzlement ring, while a warrant has been issued for a sixth person.
7. Murder-suicide occurs at Plainville Farms facility
A transportation supervisor for turkey company Plainville Farms was fatally shot outside the company’s distribution facility in Oxford Township, Pennsylvania, around 5:23 a.m. August 21.
8. ICE raids occur at Koch Foods, Peco Foods plants
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agency executed multiple federal criminal search warrants at seven agricultural processing plants in Mississippi on August 7, which resulted in the detainment of 680 alleged illegal immigrant workers.
9. 9 common litter management pitfalls
Over the last several years, poultry production experienced a great number of changes creating a domino effect.
10. Finding uses for woody breast meat
Woody breast meat products can still have value as further processed products if they are used in certain ways.