USPOULTRY Wire Archive - 10/11/2018

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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.


USPOULTRY Foundation Receives $44,209 Check from the International Poultry Scientific Forum
The USPOULTRY Foundation recently received a $44,209 check from proceeds generated from the International Poultry Scientific Forum, held during the 2018 International Production & Processing Expo. Dr. Mary Beck, executive director of the Southern Poultry Science Society, presented the check to Paul Hill, past USPOULTRY Foundation chairman.

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Membership Spotlight: CMS Technology, Inc.
CMS Technology, Inc. develops technology solutions for food safety and brand protection. They apply their technologies to achieve the food safety standards needed to protect the global consumer. They operate as a specialty chemical company that develops and delivers antimicrobial solutions for food, factory, paper packaging, material, and animal science applications.

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Lincoln Poultry Provides Open House of First Chicken Barns
The impact that raising and processing tens of millions of chickens will have on Northeast Nebraska isn’t exactly chicken feed. Well, it will be chicken feed to grow the 2 million chickens per week that will be processed at a yet-to-be-finished Fremont processing plant, but it will be much more. Walt Shafer, chief operation officer for Lincoln Premium Poultry, which is supplying the chickens for Costco, said the Fremont plant will provide about 43 percent of all the Costco rotisserie chickens in the entire United States.

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IPPE Exhibitor Spotlight: MULTIVAC Inc.
MULTIVAC is one of the worldwide leading providers of packaging solutions used to pack a range of products including; food products, life science and health care products, and industrial goods. Their product portfolio covers nearly all the needs of the customer and includes - in addition to thermoforming packaging machines - traysealers, chamber machines, labelling and quality inspection systems and even turnkey production lines. Their customers benefit from their profound knowledge of processes and systems and from an integrated advisory service all from one source.

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Tyson Foods, National Association of Convenience Stores Donate Truckload of Protein to Three Square Food Bank
Tyson Foods, Inc. and the National Association of Convenience Stores partnered to donate a truckload of protein totaling 35,000 pounds to Three Square Food Bank to help fight hunger in Southern Nevada. Three Square will distribute the donated food, which is equivalent to 140,000 servings, through its service network of more than 1,600 community partners to reach struggling individuals and families at risk of hunger.

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Three Leading Animal Scientists Receive American Humane's "Humane Hero Award" for Helping Improve the Lives of America's Farm Animals
Three leading animal scientists were honored as American Humane, the United States' first national humane organization, awarded its prestigious Humane Hero Award to Dr. Joy Mench, Dr. Yvonne Vizzier Thaxton, and Dr. Susan Watkins for their work in helping improve the lives of America's farm animals.

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Researchers Weigh Global Cost of Animal Diseases
Across the globe, families depend on livestock animals for milk, meat, eggs and even muscle power, but when a valuable cow or sheep gets sick, farm families face a stark burden affecting not just the herd’s survival but human health and face potential losses for years to come, according to an announcement from Washington State University. National agencies and nonprofits have long sought a clear picture of how animal disease affect people.

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Poultry Science Opportunities Continue to Increase at UNG
Twelve University of North Georgia (UNG) students were awarded Poultry Science Student Scholarships recently thanks to donations from area poultry companies. Receiving the scholarships were associate degree-seeking students in one of three different agriculture pathways, remarked Linda Purvis, lecturer of biology and poultry science at UNG. The scholarships are available each semester to students, who can apply by submitting an application. Poultry companies supplying the funds were Aviagen, Harrison Poultry, Pilgrim's, Cobb Vantress, Wayne Farms and Fieldale Farms.

Also recently, the USPOULTRY Foundation for the seventh straight year awarded UNG $7,000 toward recruitment and education of poultry science students for the 2018-19 school year. Purvis said the funds help advertise the poultry science associate degree program at UNG with pamphlets and visits to local schools.

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‘Farm to Fork’: Cal Poly Meat Processing Center Preps Students to Enter Thriving Industry
Americans are eating more red meat and poultry than ever before, and Cal Poly is training students to help meet those growing consumer needs through its state-of-the-art meat processing center. The average consumer will eat more than 220 pounds of red meat and poultry in 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and domestic production is expected to surpass 100 billion pounds for the first time.

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Antibiotic Resistance Work Recognized at World Nutrition Forum
Dr. Konrad Domig of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria, was awarded the Biomin Research and Innovation Network (BRAIN) Award and received a check for $10,000, at this year’s World Nutrition Forum, held in Cape Town, South Africa, and organized by Biomin. Dr. Domig was recognized for his work in the field of research and food and feed safety with a focus on antibiotic or antimicrobial resistance.

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Broiler Hatchery
Broiler-Type Eggs Set in the United States up Slightly
Hatcheries in the United States weekly program set 216 million eggs in incubators during the week ending Oct. 6, up slightly from a year ago. Average hatchability for chicks hatched during the week in the United States was 82.5 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 down 2 Percent
Broiler growers in the United States weekly program placed 171 million chicks for meat production during the week ending Oct. 6, down 2 percent from a year ago. Cumulative placements from the week ending Jan. 6 through Oct. 6 for the United States were 7.33 billion. Cumulative placements were up 1 percent from the same period a year earlier.

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Daily National Grain Market Summary (Wed)
Compared to yesterday, cash bids for wheat, sorghum, and soybeans were mostly lower, while corn was mixed. Weather forecast looks drier for the weekend and next week in much of the Midwest. This should help harvest numbers since much of soybean harvest has been at a standstill due to moisture. Weather will continue to be a concern in the Southeast with Hurricane Michael making landfall Wednesday.

* Wheat was steady to 5 cents lower.
* Corn was from 5 3/4 cents lower to 3 1/4 cents higher.
* Soybeans were 5 3/4 to 10 3/4 cents lower.
* Sorghum was 3 1/4 cents lower.

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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. The undertone is steady to barely steady. Demand is light. Offerings continue light to moderate for the heavier weight breaking stock and moderate to heavy for the lighter weight. Supplies are moderate. Schedules are full-time. Market activity is slow.

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: 55-59
Checks: Range: 36-44, Mostly: 39-44

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 steady for tenders and dark meat cuts; steady to weak for wings and weak for other breast items. Truck lot buying activity is light and selective as hurricane Michael moves out of some production areas. Offerings of tenders are light to moderate; wings and dark meat cuts are moderate to heavy and bone-in and boneless skinless breasts available and slow in clearing. 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 2018 8-16 lb. and 16-24 lb. toms is steady to firm. Frozen demand light to moderate. Fresh demand light to moderate for November shipments. Processor offerings of frozen Grade A 10-14 lb. hens light while 14-16 lb. size are light to moderate. Frozen 16-24 lb. tom offerings from 2018 production light to moderate. Offerings of 2017 production light. Frozen Grade A basted equivalent processor offering prices on a national basis from 2018 production for 8-16 lb. hens are 78.00-89.00 cents FOB and 16-24 lb. toms 78.00-85.00 cents FOB for current deliveries. Trading slow. No current trading reported.

The market on bulk parts was steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The market on white meats and white trims is steady. Demand and offerings are light to moderate. The market on fresh thigh meat is steady, frozen is steady to weak. Demand and offerings light to moderate. Mechanically separated turkey market (MST) is steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. Trading slow.

EXPORT MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

Trading slow. Demand and offerings light to moderate.

Daily National Young Turkey Parts (Wed)
The market on bulk parts was steady, with tom two joint and full cut undertone firm. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The market on tom breast meat and white meat items is steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The market on fresh thigh meat is steady and frozen is barely steady to weak. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The market on mechanically separated turkey (MST) is steady to barely steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. Trading slow.

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