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

1. Woman dies protesting for animal rights (blog)

Deven King: Regan Russell is a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) member who was killed by a pig-transport truck as she stood outside a slaughterhouse in Canada, protesting the harvesting of animals for human consumption on June 19.

2. Colorado lawmakers: We didn’t want cage-free egg law (blog)

Roy Graber: Colorado Gov. Jared Polis last week signed a bill into law that will eventually require all eggs produced and sold in the state to come from cage-free laying systems.

3. CDC: More than 17,300 meat, plant workers hit by COVID-19

More than 9% of meat and poultry plant workers in 14 states reporting data on the novel coronavirus tested positive for COVID-19, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

4. Restaurant groups sue over alleged broiler overcharges

Boston Market Corp., The Johnny Rockets Group, Barbeque Integrated Inc. and FIC Restaurants Inc. have filed lawsuits alleging that a group of chicken companies conspired to manipulate the price of broilers, a move that the foodservice chains say cost them millions of dollars in overcharges.

5. Cage-free transition financially and logistically impossible

In the past four years 229 grocery stores and food companies have made public statements to transition to 100% cage-free eggs by a set future date.


6. Strong interest in South Africa’s Quantum Foods

Several entities have shown interest in gaining a stake in South Africa-based poultry company, Quantum Foods.

7. Michael Foods acquires Henningsen Foods from Kewpie

Post Holdings subsidiary Michael Foods has acquired Henningsen Foods from Japan’s Kewpie Corporation.

8. How does light intensity affect poultry health, welfare?

Tyson Foods and the University of Arkansas System Department of Agriculture have teamed up for a joint project studying the health effects of lighting on poultry.

9. VIDEO: Turkey production could drop by 400 million pounds in 2020

Record reductions in poult placements could lead to a total production drop of between 200 million to 400 million pounds of turkey in 2020.

10. OSHA cites Pilgrim’s in response to Alabama fatality

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Pilgrim’s Pride for four alleged workplace safety violations following the January death of a worker at the Pilgrim’s Pride plant in Guntersville, Alabama.