Top 10 WATTPoultry.com articles of 2022

These are the 10 stories that were clicked on the most during the past year.

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These are the 10 stories that were clicked on the most during the past year:

1. Understanding the entire poultry gut microbiome

Increasing knowledge of the viral and fungal members of the poultry microbiome not only increases our understanding of their impact on chicken health and nutrition but opens the doors to new product development.

2. Salmonella control in poultry should include pre-harvest

A new era for Salmonella sampling, regulation and control in poultry is beginning, putting greater pressure on preharvest approaches to reduce the pathogen.

3. US Forsman Farms fire causes damage and claims layer hens

A late-night fire broke out at egg producer Forsman Farms located on Mowery Avenue in Stockholm Township, Minnesota on May 28th, 2022. 

4. Tyson Foods CFO pleads not guilty to criminal charges

John R. Tyson, the chief financial officer of Tyson Foods, pleaded not guilty to charges of public intoxication and criminal trespass following an alleged incident in which he was found asleep in a bed of the residence of a person he did not know.

5. Dunkin’ Donuts introduces omelet bites on its new menu

To kick off the new year, Dunkin’ Donuts has released a new egg-containing breakfast product called Omelet Bites.

6. 5 ways to improve broiler feed efficiency beyond nutrition

Improving feed efficiency is usually associated with improved profitability. Most measures to improve this useful index of productivity are by balancing the ratio between energy and amino acids, and (or) by improving nutrient digestibility by a number of different means. But, the feed efficiency rate can be improved even after the feed is mixed and delivered at the farm.

7. Philippines’ chicken production should expand in 2022

Chicken producers in the Philippines had a difficult 2021, but the outlook for 2022 is positive.

8. Collapse in chicken demand stuns poultry industry

Chicken prices collapsed, along with demand, in the second half of 2022. This sets up a bleak picture for integrator profitability.

9. Broiler litter reuse can halt antibiotic resistant bacteria

Reusing litter could help prevent the development of antibiotic-resistant Salmonella and other pathogens in broilers, revealed new research published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology.

10. Sanderson Farms, Wayne Farms merger completed

Cargill and Continental Grain Company have finalized the acquisition of Sanderson Farms and the merger between Sanderson Farms and Wayne Farms.

 

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