See what 10 articles and blogs were read the most during May 2021.

1. Sustainable poultry feed innovation recycles organic waste

New technology can convert organic byproducts and waste into a healthy, sustainable feed ingredient for poultry.

2. Perdue Farms forklift driver dies in accident

A forklift driver at the Perdue Farms mid-Atlantic distribution center in Prince George, Virginia, died after being involved in an apparent workplace accident on May 7.

3. Tyson Foods changing male breeding stock

The president of Tyson Foods’ chicken business said the company is making a change to the males used in its breeding program in an effort to improve its broiler supply situation.

4. Is the U.S. experiencing a fried chicken shortage?

Foodservice in the U.S. is undergoing another major supply chain shortage, this time for chicken, reported several major news outlets.

5. 60 million poultry could starve to death in Colombia (blog)

Benjamin Ruiz: As the Colombian crisis escalates, many activities have come to a halt, including delivery of feed to farms, as well as chicken and eggs to the population.


6. PETA sues Vital Farms, alleges false claims about welfare

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) filed a class-action lawsuit against Vital Farms on May 20, alleging that consumers were misled into buying eggs at premium prices due to false claims about ethical and humane animal welfare by the pasture-raised egg producer.

7. McDonald’s Canada temporarily changes chicken suppliers

McDonald’s Canada said it will temporarily source the patties for its McChicken sandwiches from another supplier, and in the process, the meat used in the sandwich will for the time being no longer be from chicken raised without antibiotics.

8. Smithfield: Animal activists behaving like Antifa

The chief sustainability officer (CFO) of Smithfield Foods said animal rights activists are becoming more and more aggressive, comparing their extremist actions to those of Antifa members.

9. Cal-Maine buys Rose Acre’s half of Red River Valley Egg Farm

Cal-Maine Foods reached a definitive agreement to purchase the remaining 50 percent membership interest in Red River Valley Egg Farm from Rose Acre Farms.

10. Claxton Poultry indicted on price fixing charges

A federal grand jury returned an indictment, charging Norman W. Fries Inc., doing business as Claxton Poultry Farms, with participation in a nationwide conspiracy to fix prices and rig bids for broiler chicken products, the U.S. Department of Justice announced on May 20.