Revisit 2020 by checking out the 10 WATTPoultry.com articles that were read the most during 2020:


1. New avian flu outbreaks impact China, India, Philippines

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has returned to the Philippines, after an absence of two years, as well as other Asian and European countries.

2. McDonald’s adds spicy chicken nuggets to menu in September

Under increasing pressure to release a competitive chicken productMcDonald’s is putting a spicy spin on an old classic beginning September 16.

3. Pig coronavirus easily spreads to chickens, turkeys

An infectious zoonotic disease that can be deadly to pigs is easily transmitted between swine and poultry, according to a new study published in the journal, Emerging Infectious Diseases.

4. Top 20 US egg producers in 2020

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 flocks at the end of 2019. 

5. The world’s top 10 broiler companies

The 2020 Poultry International WATTPoultry Top Companies edition showed a bit of movement in the ranking of the top 10 broiler companies worldwide from the previous year, with two sets of companies swapping places in the rankings.

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6. Allen Harim reportedly depopulating nearly 2 million birds

A major integrated poultry processor is apparently culling some broiler flocks due to low attendance in its processing operation as a result of COVID-19.

7. COVID-19 cases prompt temporary closure of Perdue plant

Perdue Farms temporarily closed its poultry plant in Milford, Delaware, after learning that two associates at the plant tested positive for COVID-19.

8. The top 10 US broiler companies of 2020

WATT PoultryUSA's Top Companies survey, 2020, reveals that the rankings of the top 10 broiler companies in the U.S. remain largely unchanged from the previous year.

9. How COVID-19 might reshape the poultry industry

COVID-19 is changing the poultry industry more than any similar event in living memory. 

10. 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.