News and analysis on the global poultry
and animal feed industries.
Terrence O'Keefe

Terrence O'Keefe

Terrence O'Keefe is editor of Egg Industry and content director at WATT Global Media. To contact O'Keefe, email


3 key factors impacting 2019 US poultry industry profits

Record US animal protein production, slower economic growth, and ample supplies of corn and soybeans all figure to play major roles in determining whether 2019 is profitable for US poultry and egg producers.
Will record red meat and poultry production in the U.S. coupled with the potential for slower economic growth and higher corn prices result in losses for U.S. poultry producers in 2019?
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Can egg producers win the food safety race?

Walmart executive says chicken producers are in a race between their companies’ ability to prevent foodborne illnesses and society’s ability to detect them.
Walmart executive says that poultry producers are in a race to improve the safety of their products more quickly than the technologies for tracing back foodborne illnesses are advancing.
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Foolish poultry products price-fixing lawsuits continue

These lawsuits, and some of the popular press coverage about them, point out the lack of economics education in the US.
The lawsuits against broiler producers use the decisions made, based on excessive losses at past production levels, to produce more or less chicken meat since the Great Recession to spin a tale of collusion and price fixing.
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