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

1. Expect 2022 cage-free mandates to disrupt US egg market

California Proposition 12 and cage-free legislation in Massachusetts are expected to have major effects on the US egg market when they go into effect on January 1, 2022.

2. Chicken manure processor to be built in Hicksville, Ohio

EnviroKure, a liquid biostimulant/biofertilizer company, is developing a 10-acre site in Defiance County, Ohio.

3. Wayne Farms to sell operations in Laurel, Mississippi

Wayne Farms intends to sell its recently upgraded poultry complex in Laurel, Mississippi.

4. Humane Group: White striping found in 99% of retail chicken

The vast majority of chicken sold at supermarkets in the U.S. is impacted by white striping, claims a new report from the Humane League.

5. KFC pauses ads for boneless chicken due to supply shortage

KFC is temporarily halting TV advertisements promoting the quick service restaurant chain’s boneless products due to a U.S. chicken shortage.

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6. 3 technologies ready to advance poultry production

New technologies – from 3D cameras to machine vision to autonomous robots – are set to transform the poultry operations of tomorrow.

7. Can gene editing fix the male layer chick dilemma?

Genetic engineering technology could generate a layer breed that produces only non-GMO layer hens, which could help reduce or even eliminate male chick culling at layer farms.

8. Man dies in accident at Prestage pork plant in Iowa

A worker at the Prestage Foods pork plant in Eagle Grove, Iowa, died on September 10 from injuries sustained during an accident while he was performing routine maintenance at the plant.

9. Tyson, union reach agreement on COVID-19 vaccine requirement

Labor unions have agreed to support Tyson Foods’ requirement for U.S. employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by November, the company said.

10. Is DxE animal rights activist exploiting media bias? (blog)

Roy Graber: For the second time, Matt Johnson, an animal rights activist with Direct Action Everywhere (DxE), has tricked a television news crew into believing he is the CEO of a major animal protein producer.