Top 10 turkey articles, blogs of 2020

Click on these links to the most popular turkey-related articles, videos and blog posts on during 2020:

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Click on these links to the most popular turkey-related articles, videos and blog posts on during 2020:

Highly pathogenic avian flu hits South Carolina turkeys

A commercial turkey flock in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, has tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), making it the first confirmed case of HPAI in the United States since 2017.

Top 10 turkey companies in the United States

The ten largest turkey producers in the United States collectively slaughtered nearly 5.9 billion pounds of live turkeys in the United States in 2019, according to information gathered for the WATTAgNet Top Companies Database.

3 West Liberty Foods workers confirmed with COVID-19

West Liberty Foods reported that three team members at its West Liberty, Iowa, facility have now tested positive for COVID-19.

Pig coronavirus easily spreads to chickens, turkeys

An infectious zoonotic disease that can be deadly to pigs is easily transmitted between swine and poultry, according to a new study published in the journal, Emerging Infectious Diseases.

OIE: 34,160 turkeys lost in South Carolina avian flu case

The first case of highly pathogenic avian influenza to occur in the United States since 2017 affected a flock of 34,160 commercial turkeys in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, according to a World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) report.

West Liberty Foods plans to furlough workers

Citing a decline in demand for its products as restaurant sales have dropped during the COVID-19 pandemic, West Liberty Foods will make adjustments to its operations that will eventually lead to the furlough of around 300 employees.

VIDEO: Turkey production could drop by 400 million pounds in 2020

Record reductions in poult placements could lead to a total production drop of between 200 million to 400 million pounds of turkey in 2020. 

6 COVID-19 thoughts from Ron Prestage (blog)

Roy Graber: Ron Prestage, president of pork and turkey company Prestage Farms, offered an abundance of insights on COVID-19 and its impact on business while speaking during the recent Iowa Farm Bureau Annual Meeting webinar series.

Trump saves his best turkey pardon for last (blog)

Roy Graber: The annual National Thanksgiving Turkey ceremony was a nice one to be remembered, or at least it was from the perspective of watching the video of it online.

COVID-19 challenges led to increased Butterball losses

Seaboard Corporation reported wider losses on its investment in Butterball during the second quarter of fiscal year 2020, citing challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic -- such as a decline in foodservice sales and staffing issues -- as a major factor.

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