USPOULTRY Wire Archive - 10/10/2019

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The information in USPOULTRY's electronic newsletter is intended to inform our members of current events affecting the industry and is not necessarily representative of USPOULTRY's views on any particular topic.


Have You Registered for the 2020 IPPE? Attendee Registration and Housing Is Now Open
Attendee registration and general housing for the 2020 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is now open. The IPPE trade show floor continues to grow with more than 550,000 square feet of exhibit space and 1,200 exhibitors. Register online and receive the early bird discount of $75 (USD) through Jan. 10, 2020. Beginning Jan. 11, the regular price to attend is $125.

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Membership Spotlight: Smithway Inc
Since 1980, Smithway has been behind you for your chick delivery needs. Now Smithway offers curtain-sided trailers to go along with their ever-evolving chick delivery systems. In today’s environment of extreme hot and cold temperatures, as well as ever-increasing disease-control issues, these new curtain trailers provide delivery options for started pullets all the way up to market-ready birds. Smithway has what it takes to deliver the best possible product in the most humane way.

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Cargill Launches Feeding Intelligence Platform to Support Farmers and Help Them Tackle Today’s Complex Animal Nutrition and Health Challenges
Cargill introduced Feeding Intelligence, a new platform aimed at helping animal farmers navigate the changing food production landscape while raising awareness of their role as everyday heroes. “Today’s farmers face countless challenges, from keeping up with a rapidly changing industry to navigating the demands of consumers around the way animals are raised,” said David Webster, president of Cargill’s Animal Nutrition & Health business. “They are the heroes who nourish the growing world. But being a hero is a difficult job. That’s why Cargill is committed to supporting those who feed the world, equipping them with the resources, tools and solutions necessary to raise animals more sustainability, more responsibly—more intelligently.”

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IPE Exhibitor Spotlight: Dandy Light Traps
Dandy has engineered superior light reduction since 1982. Through independent testing and onsite observation, Dandy Light Traps are recognized around the world for their effectiveness and durability. Dandy Light Trap models are designed to provide an exact amount of light blocking (dark out) needed for a particular application. Differences in shape, depth and spacing allow Dandy Light to properly fit you with the light trap best suited for your needs.

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Hormel Foods to Host Investor Day at the New York Stock Exchange Today
Today, Hormel Foods, a global branded food company, will host its Investor Day at the New York Stock Exchange in New York City. Jim Snee, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer, and Jim Sheehan, executive vice president and chief financial officer along with nine other senior executives will provide insights on the company’s strategies for delivering sustainable long-term growth. In addition, Snee will outline the Company’s 2020 Path Forward, a set of six strategic initiatives to achieve the company’s key results.

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University of Illinois Creating Digital Ag Center
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign announced the creation of the Center for Digital Agriculture (CDA), a new center that brings together agricultural producers, researchers and industries to innovate on the technology that is transforming agriculture to feed and support a growing global population. The center, which launched at the Center for Digital Agriculture Industry Conference on Oct. 9, seeks to develop digital solutions to agricultural roadblocks.

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WATT Global Media Infographic: GAP Broiler Standard Commitments
Companies continue to change their policies concerning the sourcing of broiler chickens, making pledges to source chicken that has been raised and processed in accordance with Global Animal Partnership (GAP) standards, and in some cases, Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) standards. The infographic shown below lists the companies that as of October 1, 2019 adopted policies to transition its broiler supply.

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Addressing Seasonal Effect on Slower Growing Chickens
Slower growing broilers tend to adjust their feed intake according to environmental temperature, more than faster growing broilers. To meet standard carcass weights demanded by processors, producers of slower growing birds need to be sharp, especially during hot days in summer.

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Five Easy Steps to Check Fumigation Efficacy
Fumigation is one of the most effective and cheapest ways to disinfect eggs. It is however important to apply the instruction method in a strict way, with utmost precautions for the health of workers. Also, it is necessary to do a yearly efficacy check-up to establish a baseline for subsequent annual checks.

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Atria Embarks on Ambitious €130m Poultry Expansion Scheme
Finnish processor Atria is to invest €130m in its domestic poultry production.

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World Agricultural Demand and Supply Estimates
LIVESTOCK, POULTRY, AND DAIRY: The forecast for 2019 total red meat and poultry production is raised from last month, as higher broiler production more than offsets slightly lower beef and turkey production. Pork production is unchanged. Hatchery and slaughter data support an increase in broiler production. Beef production is reduced from the previous month on a slower-than-expected pace of fed cattle slaughter. The turkey forecast is lowered on a slower pace of third-quarter production. The 2019 egg production forecast is raised slightly.

For 2020, the total red meat and poultry forecast is raised from the previous month on higher expected pork and broiler production. Beef production is unchanged for the year, although a slower pace of placements in third-quarter 2019 is expected to result in lower first-quarter beef production, but higher second quarter production. Pork production is forecast higher, as expected growth in pigs per litter points toward increased availability of slaughter hogs in 2020. The broiler production forecast is raised from the previous month on expectations of continued expansion of broiler flocks. Turkey production forecasts are reduced from the previous month on higher feed prices. The egg production forecast is raised, largely reflecting increased hatching egg production.

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Broiler Hatchery
Broiler-Type Eggs Set in the United States Up 1 Percent
Hatcheries in the United States weekly program set 219 million eggs in incubators during the week ending October 5, 2019, up 1 percent from a year ago. Average hatchability for chicks hatched during the week in the United States was 82.6 percent. Average hatchability is calculated by dividing chicks hatched during the week by eggs set three weeks earlier.

Broiler-Type Chicks Placed in the United States Up 5 Percent
Broiler growers in the United States weekly program placed 179 million chicks for meat production during the week ending October 5, 2019, up 5 percent from a year ago. Cumulative placements from the week ending January 5, 2019 through October 5, 2019 for the United States were 7.46 billion. Cumulative placements were up 2 percent from the same period a year earlier.

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Daily Grain Review
All prices are reported in dollars/bushel, except soybean and corn oil is in cents/lb. and soybean meal is in dollars/ton.

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Shell Eggs (Thu)
This report contains information on the Daily Weighted Average Trailer Load of Egg Sales.

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Processed Eggs (Thu)
Prices are steady. Trade sentiment is steady to mostly higher. Offerings continue light to moderate for heavy weight breakers and moderate to fully adequate for the lighter weights. Supplies are moderate. Demand is moderate to fairly good. Schedules full-time. Market activity is moderate.

Prices in cents per dozen, delivered to breakers, 48 lb. minimum net weight per 30 dozen case, eggs from table egg layers. Packaging may vary.

Breaking Stock: 38-42
Checks: Range: 24-29, Mostly: 24-28

Daily Southern States Broiler/Fryer Parts
FOB dock or equivalent, iced-packed, prices shown are day of shipment (includes current and prior negotiations), truck lot and less than truck lot volume, cents per pound.

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Daily Northeast Broiler/Fryer Parts as of 11:30
Prices are trending weak for tenders; steady to weak for wings, dark meat items and boneless skinless breasts. Trucklot buying activity is light as dealers worked off existing floor stocks and limited purchases to attractively priced product. Offerings of tenders are ample; other items are moderate to heavy with leg quarters, drums, thighs and small sized wings available. Market activity is slow to moderate.

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Daily National Turkey Market-At-A-Glance (Wed)
DOMESTIC MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

The market on frozen 8-16 lb. hens and 16-24 lb. toms is steady to firm. Demand light to moderate. Fresh inquiry for November shipments light to moderate. Processor offerings of 2019 frozen Grade A 8-16 lb. hens and 16-24 lb. toms very light to light. Frozen 2019 Grade A basted equivalent processor offering prices on a national basis for 8-16 lb. hens are 92.00-100.00 cents FOB and 16-24 lb. toms 92.00-100.00 cents FOB for current deliveries. No trading reported.

The market on tenderloins and fresh tom breast meat is steady, frozen tom breast meat steady to weak with +3 months age weakest. The market on white trims is steady with a steady to firm undertone. Offerings of frozen tom breast meat mixed ranging from light to instances moderately heavy, balance of white meat and white trims light to moderate. The market on 4-8 lb. breasts is steady to weak. Demand light to moderate. Offerings mixed ranging light to moderately heavy, mostly moderate. The market on institutional sized bone-in breasts is steady to firm. Demand generally moderate. Offerings very light to light. The market on tails is steady with a steady to weak undertone, tom drums steady to firm, balance of tom and hen bulk parts markets generally steady. Demand light to generally moderate. Offerings very light to moderate, instances moderately heavy on tails. The thigh meat market is generally steady. Demand mostly moderate. Offerings light to moderate. The mechanically separated turkey market (MST) is steady. Demand mostly moderate centering on fresh MST. Offerings light to moderate. Trading slow.

EXPORT MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

No trading reported. The market on tails steady to weak, balance of items generally steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate.

Daily National Young Turkey Parts (Wed)
The bulk parts market is steady. Demand and offering light to moderate. Fresh tom breast meat market is steady, frozen steady to weak, tenderloins and white trims steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate and frozen tom breast meat offerings moderate. Thigh meat market is steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The mechanically separated turkey (MST) market is steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. For Domestic: frozen grade A breast non basted 10-20 lbs. 145 cents delivered.

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