See what 10 WATTPoultry.com articles and blogs were read the most during October 2020:

1. 6 more indicted on allegations of poultry industry collusion

Six more people – including former Pilgrim’s Pride CEO Bill Lovette, have been indicted on federal antitrust charges related to allegations they conspired to fix prices and rig bids for broiler chicken products.

2. Salmonella concerns prompt Canadian egg recall

Eggs produced by Canada’s Hilly Acres Farms are being recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced.

3. Will the US experience another COVID-related shutdown? (blog)

Deven King: The U.S. presidential election is quickly approaching, and it is no secret that the two candidates have two completely different plans for the handling of the pandemic.

4. 5 poultry innovations ready to change the industry in 2021

2020 was a tumultuous year. COVID-19 posed numerous challenges for the poultry industry, from worker shortages to interruptions throughout the supply chain.

5. Weaver Eggs, Rose Acre Farms purchase Opal Foods

Opal Foods announced that Rose Acre Farms and Weaver Eggs have purchased AGR Partners’ entire interest in Opal Foods.

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6. What avian infectious bronchitis, COVID-19 have in common

COVID-19 dominated news headlines in 2020, but the poultry industry is very familiar with another coronavirus called infectious bronchitis, Dr. Mark Jackwood, Department head and Professor in the Department of Population Health, Poultry Diagnostics and Research Center at the University of Georgia explained.

7. Senator’s comments cause problems for Perdue Farms (blog)

Roy Graber: Perdue Farms was put in a position to where it had to defend itself after a U.S. senator, also named Perdue, made comments that were deemed disrespectful to fellow senator and vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris.

8. Pilgrim’s Pride enters plea deal in antitrust case

Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation entered into a plea agreement with the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division in respect to the federal agency’s investigation into allegations that Pilgrim’s and other top poultry companies conspired to fix prices and rig bids for broiler chicken products.

9. Imagine the poultry industry in a post-COVID world

Poultry industry economist Dr. Paul Aho said we are now living in the portal to the post-COVID-19 world, and once we pass through that portal, the global poultry industry could be very different.

10. Automated deboning machine shows promise in plant trials

An advanced robotic system designed to perform butterfly and shoulder cuts was successful in its first poultry processing plant trials.