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

1. Worker dies in accident at Mar-Jac poultry plant

A worker at a Mar-Jac Poultry plant in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, is dead following an accident that occurred on the evening of May 31.

2. 1 million chickens euthanized as result of Exceldor strike

A union worker strike at the Exceldor poultry processing plant in St-Anselme, Quebec, has resulted in the euthanizing of 1 million chickens.

3. Fire occurs at Cal-Maine facility near Chase, Kansas

An overnight fire occurred at the Cal-Maine Foods egg production facility near Chase, Kansas.

4. Popeyes begins tests of blackened chicken sandwich

Popeyes quietly debuted a Blackened Chicken Sandwich on online menus in select markets this week.

5. Smallest US egg producers in the 2021 Top Companies rankings

The 2021 Top Egg Company Survey published in January 2021 included 68 companies in its rankings.


6. Former Hillandale accountant accused of embezzlement

A former accountant for Hillandale Farms was indicted in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on June 3, following federal charges that allege the man embezzled $6.8 million from the egg producer.

7. Drinker line trays can reduce poultry litter moisture

Catch trays placed underneath drinker lines can play a significant role in reducing litter moisture in commercial broiler houses, according to a new research project.

8. Tyson Foods names Donnie King president and CEO

Donnie King, chief operating officer of Tyson Foods, has been promoted to president and chief executive officer of the company, effective immediately.

9. Tyson near legal settlement with contract growers

Tyson Foods has reportedly reached an agreement in principle that would resolve claims that the company participated in a conspiracy to drive down pay for contract poultry producers.

10. Can mRNA vaccines protect against poultry diseases too?

The same technology used in COVID-19 vaccines may one day be used against two poultry diseases, infectious bronchitis and infectious laryngotracheitis.