Top 10 poultry-related articles of April 2020

See what ten poultry-related articles and blogs were read the most during April 2020.

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(Yurii Bukhanovskyi | Bigstock)

See what ten poultry-related articles and blogs were read the most during April 2020:

1. Allen Harim reportedly depopulating nearly 2 million birds

A major integrated poultry processor is apparently culling some broiler flocks due to low attendance in its processing operation as a result of COVID-19.

2. Tornadoes hit least 90 Mississippi poultry houses

Tornadoes and damaging storms that swept through the state on the afternoon and evening of April 12, killing 11 Mississippians also caused devastating losses to growers in the poultry industry.

3. Highly pathogenic avian flu hits South Carolina turkeys

A commercial turkey flock in Chesterfield, 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.

4. Wayne Farms chicken so popular it backs up traffic (blog)

Roy Graber: If the Wayne Farms personnel ever questioned how much consumers in Albertville, Alabama, enjoy the company’s chicken products, there should be little doubt now.

5. Video: US broiler markets face unprecedented demand shock

COVID-19 is bringing unprecedented challenges to the chicken market.

6. COVID-19 cases prompt temporary closure of Perdue plant

Perdue Farms temporarily closed its poultry plant in Milford, Delaware, after learning that two associates at the plant tested positive for COVID-19.

7. 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.

8. Sanderson CEO: 15 employees are COVID-19 positive

There are now 15 employees with confirmed COVID-19 cases at Sanderson Farms Inc.

9. House of Raeford confirms COVID-19 cases in Louisiana

House of Raeford Farms confirmed that “a limited number of associates” at its operations in Louisiana tested positive for COVID-19.

10. Empire Kosher poultry plant to be closed until April 14

Empire Kosher Poultry suspended operations at its chicken processing plant in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania, after two plant employees tested positive for COVID-19.

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