See what 10 WATTPoultry.com articles and blogs were read the most during August 2021.

1. Wayne Farms and Sanderson Farms to merge

Cargill and Continental Grain Company have reached an agreement to form a joint venture and acquire Sanderson Farms for $4.53 billion or $203 per share. 

2. Versova family of companies acquires Thompson, Iowa, egg farm

Iowa Cage-Free, part of the Versova family of companies, has acquired the assets of Rembrandt Foods’ Thompson, Iowa, cage-free farm.

3. How will Sanderson deal impact Laurel, Mississippi? (blog)

Roy Graber: As we have examined the pending sale of Sanderson Farms, there have been many questions.

4. AP’s chicken ignorance proves there’s work to be done (blog)

Roy Graber: The recent deal reached in which Continental Grain and Cargill plan to acquire Sanderson Farms caught the attention of the mainstream media, including the Associated Press (AP).

5. Former Tyson manager sentenced for fraud

A former plant maintenance manager at the Tyson Foods facility in Emporia, Kansas, was sentenced to 27 months in prison for wire fraud.

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6. JBS proposes to buy all Pilgrim’s shares, delist it in US

JBS, the majority stakeholder of Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, has offered to purchase all remaining shares of the company for a price of US$26.50 per share.

7. Koch Foods, more Pilgrim’s executives charged with price fixing

Koch Foods was indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver, Colorado, for its participation in a nationwide conspiracy to fix prices and rig bids for broiler chicken prices

8. Plainville Farms investigating turkey abuse claims

Plainville Farms says it is investigating a situation in which a video circulated by animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) shows turkeys being mistreated.

9. VIDEO: How will Sanderson sale affect the industry?

A combined Wayne Farms and Sanderson Farms, backed by Cargill, could bring positives and negatives to the poultry industry. 

10. Proposition 12 appeal from National Pork Producers rejected

On July 28, 2021, California’s Proposition 12 law was tested in a federal courts appeal by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF).