Industry News & Trends

The poultry industry can reduce frozen stocks, better sanitize its operations and adjust to new consumer demand.

While the COVID-19 outbreak is a massive challenge, it is also an opportunity for the poultry, turkey and egg industries.


Consumers paid an average of 2.6% more for food in April 2020 than the previous month.

Meat prices paid by consumers are skyrocketing due to the COVID-19 chaos, according to new data.


Second of two plants in Willmar, Minnesota, to be idled resumes production

Jennie-O Turkey Store has reopened all three plants that it voluntarily idled due to concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Russian company reports decreased sales volumes for chicken, turkey and pork

Various segments of the business of Russian integrated meat company Cherkizovo Group have been experiencing varying fortunes since the start of the year.


CEO Joe F. Sanderson Jr. explains how the company has kept the impacts of COVID-19 as minimal as possible

The COVID-19 pandemic has not prevented Sanderson Farms from processing all of its chickens or significantly decreasing processing levels at its facilities.

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New cases being reported in the counties of Bacs-Kiskun and Csongrad

While a further 19 new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) are confirmed on poultry farms in Hungary, there have also been new cases in Taiwan and Vietnam. In China, two new cases of influenza of avian origin have been confirmed in young children, both of whom have recovered.


Rock musician says his Instagram post was meant to be against wet markets and in favor of veganism, but it was also taken as a xenophobic message

Regardless of the vegan retro rocker’s intentions, Bryan Adams, through an angry post on Instagram, has justifiably caused a lot of outrage.


CEO Noel White says company will not hesitate to suspend operations at any plant if workers’ health and safety could be in jeopardy

Tyson Foods CEO Noel White said the company’s level of production “literally changes on an hourly and daily basis” in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.


State attorneys general say the president must do more to protect workers in meat and poultry processing plants

Democratic attorneys general from 19 states and the District of Columbia have urged President Donald Trump to do more to ensure the safety of meat and poultry processing plant workers.


When transaction is finalized, BRF plans to quadruple the capacity at meat production facility

BRF is expanding its presence in the Middle East with the planned acquisition of Joody Al Sharqiya Food Production Factory, a Saudi Arabia-based meat company.

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For the first three months 2020, Scandi Standard reported strong operating performance

After reporting good adaptation to the current business environment, and a strong adjusted result for the first quarter, the Swedish-based poultry group is making plans for the future.


Plant in Brampton, Ontario, continues to operate at a reduced level of production

Canadian poultry producer Maple Lodge Farms confirmed that 25 employees have tested positive for COVID-19, including one worker who died.