See what ten poultry-related articles and blogs were read the most during June 2020:

1. Avian flu virus detected in five Indian states

India’s veterinary authority has confirmed widespread outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry and other birds earlier this year, and there have been new cases at a farm in Taiwan.

2. Chicken antibodies help fight against COVID-19

Antibodies produced in chicken eggs could lead to a better diagnostic test for COVID-19.

3. Pilgrim’s, Claxton Poultry leaders face antitrust charges

Four poultry industry executives have been indicted on charges for involvement in an alleged conspiracy to fix broiler chicken prices, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced.

4. How COVID-19 will change poultry consumption patterns

What will be the future for poultry meat consumption in the post-COVID-19 world?

5. Pilgrim’s Pride CEO Jayson Penn on paid leave of absence

Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation President and CEO Jayson Penn has begun a paid leave of absence, effective June 14.

6. 3 poultry executives plead innocent in collusion case

Three of four poultry industry executives who are accused of conspiring to fix chicken prices and rig bids for broilers have entered pleas of not guilty.


7. Contractor dies in accident at Foster Farms plant

An electrical contractor died as a result of an industrial accident at a Foster Farms facility in Fresno, California.

8. China is now top destination for US chicken exports

Thanks to the recent re-opening of the market, China is now the leading destination for U.S. chicken exports.

9. Bell & Evans grower loses barn, 64,000 chicks in fire

A poultry barn and 64,000 chicks in Upper Tulpehocken Township, Pennsylvania, were lost in a fire on June 5.

10. US egg industry experiencing carton shortage

COVID-19 has led to serious changes in various ag markets, including the egg sector, with foodservice and further processing particularly struggling.

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