USPOULTRY Wire Archive - 10/12/2017

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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.


IPPE Complimentary Registration Available through M2A Program
Brought to you by IPPE’s Elite Sponsors, the Members to Atlanta (M2A) program offers complimentary access to the 2017 IPPE and is exclusively available to the member firms of AFIA (feed and pet food manufacturers only), NAMI (packer processors only) and USPOULTRY (engaged in the production of feed, meat, poultry and egg products only). There is no limit to the number of employees who can register from one company under this program, but you must pre-register by Dec. 31. Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, registration rates for the show will be $100 per person.

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Membership Spotlight: Matrix Industrial Control Systems
Since 1977 Matrix Industrial Control Systems, Inc. has been a proven leader in providing plant floor data collection and data integration systems to the North American food manufacturing industry. Their systems help some of the leading food manufacturing companies increase throughput, improve yields, maximize workforce efficiency, increase product quality and consistency, reduce waste and much more.

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Koch Foods Plans to Construct $40M Feed Mill in Alabama
Park Ridge, IL-based poultry processor Koch Foods Inc. is investing in the construction of a new, $40.45 million feed mill in Roanoke, Ala., that will manufacture feeds and feed ingredients for the firm’s poultry plant in Pine Mountain, Ga., the Alabama Department of Commerce announced Wednesday.

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IPPE Exhibitor Spotlight: T.E. Ibberson Company
Since 1881, T. E. Ibberson Company has been setting the standard for designing and building innovative, cost-effective plants worldwide. For more than 130 years, they have been an industry-preferred engineering and construction company, meeting and exceeding their clients' expectations. Their experience includes: grain processing and storage, feed manufacturing, pet food manufacturing, food manufacturing and more.

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Seventy Years of Sanderson Farms
"We always want to be the kind of company that remembers its heritage," said Joe Frank Sanderson, Jr., chairman and CEO of Sanderson Farms. "My grandfather began the business with a focus on hard work, honesty and family. As Sanderson Farms continues to grow, these values will always be a large part of our story."

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Novus International U.S. Offices Join Forces to Raise More than $20,000 for Hurricane Relief
In Missouri, hurricanes are not often a threat, but for Novus International, Inc. the proximity to the devastation did not matter. Part of their team was impacted, so the whole region came to help. The company raised more than $20,000 to help those affected by the storms in Texas.

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Midwestern Poultry Farmers Cut Bills in Half with New Heating System
Maintaining a tropical temperature for his turkeys, even through a Nebraska winter, used to cost Bill Bevans in the neighborhood of $60,000 annually. Not any longer. He estimates that he’s cut that bill in half since he became one of the first poultry farmers in the country to install a waste-heat recovery system developed by a researcher at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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Growing Evidence That Eggs Improve Eye Health
Research has found that people eating 12 eggs a week had significant improvement in glare recovery – a measurement that enables the eye to recover following exposure to bright light. The study also found that egg consumers also showed an 83 percent increase in serum zeaxanthin concentrations, which is an antioxidant that protects the eye against damaging blue light, originating from sunlight, indoor lighting, TVs and computer screens.

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Fall Bird Migration Begins Watch Period for Avian Flu
Iowa poultry producers are reminded to be vigilant for signs of avian influenza as wild bird populations are beginning their fall migrations and could bring perilous hazards with them. Doctor Jack Shere, a veterinarian with the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, says farmers need to be watchful because this is the time of year diseases can spread as wild ducks and geese head south for the winter.

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Avian Flu May Spread via Aerosol and Droplets
Airborne transmission of high pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) viruses can occur among poultry and from poultry to humans during home or live-poultry market slaughter of infected poultry. The conclusions follow a series of experiments by a research team led by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They found that slaughter of chickens infected with the H5N1 strain produced airborne viruses that can infect birds and mammals.

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Turkey: Poultry and Products Annual Report
Following several stagnant years, Turkey’s broiler meat production is recovering – forecast to rise four percent and one percent in 2017 and 2018, respectively. Producers continue to be challenged by the lack of an affordable and dependable feed supply. Consumption remains firm due to broiler meat’s relatively low price compared to beef. However, growth is driven by population, not expansion in per capita consumption. Only minor export growth (one percent) is forecast in 2018.

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Broiler Hatchery
Broiler-Type Eggs Set in the United States up Three Percent
Hatcheries in the United States weekly program set 217 million eggs in incubators during the week ending Oct. 7, up three percent from a year ago. Hatcheries in the 19 State weekly program set 208 million eggs in incubators during the week ending Oct. 7, up three percent from the year earlier. Average hatchability for chicks hatched during the week in the United States was 83 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 Three Percent
Broiler growers in the United States weekly program placed 175 million chicks for meat production during the week ending Oct. 7, up three percent from a year ago. Broiler growers in the 19 State weekly program placed 167 million chicks for meat production during the week ending Oct. 7, up three percent from the year earlier. Cumulative placements from the week ending Jan. 7, through Oct. 7, for the United States were 7.24 billion. Cumulative placements were up two 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 and soybeans were mixed, corn and sorghum were lower. USDA has updated harvesting percentages late yesterday. These updates put US corn crop at 82 percent mature and 22 percent harvested, slightly lower than the five year average, and US soybeans at 36 percent harvested. Much of today’s trade focused on getting positions set ahead of tomorrow’s updated WASDE report.

*Wheat was mostly 3 cents lower to 2 cents higher.
*Corn was 3 cents lower.
*Soybeans were mostly 1 cent lower to 2 cents higher.
*Sorghum was 6 cents lower.

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Shell Eggs (Thu)
Breaking stock prices are steady to lower with checks and undergrads lower. Trade sentiment is lower. Demand is moderate. Offerings are moderate to instances heavy. Supplies are mixed. Schedules full-time. Market activity is slow to mostly 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: 75-82, Mostly 80-82
Checks: Range 65-71, Mostly 39-71

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

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Daily Northeast Broiler/Fryer Parts as of 11:30
Prices are trending steady to weak for wings, boneless skinless breast and dark meat cuts; weak for tenders. Trucklot buying activity is light to moderate as dealers remained cautious and found no reason to extend inventories beyond most immediate needs. Offerings of dark meat cuts, wings and boneless skinless breasts are moderate to heavy with thighs and drums noted as slightly more available. Tenders and thigh meat remained ample and competitively priced. 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 weak with toms weakest position. Demand light to moderate. November fresh whole turkey market for November is mixed. Fresh demand for November light to moderate. Processor offerings of frozen 8-16 lb. hens moderate and 16-24lb. toms moderate to heavy. Frozen Grade A basted equivalent processor offering prices on a national basis from 2017 production for hens are 91.00-103.00 cents FOB and 16-24 lb. toms 85.00-103.00 cents FOB for current deliveries. No current trading reported.

The market on bulk parts is steady, instances firm. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The market on fresh tom breast meat and white trim is steady. Demand light to moderate. Offerings light to moderate. Thigh meat market is steady to firm. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The mechanically separated turkey market is steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. Trading slow.

EXPORT MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

Trading slow. The market is steady to firm. Demand light to moderate. Offerings mixed and ranged from light to moderate.

Daily National Young Turkey Parts (Wed)
The market on bulk parts is steady, instances firm. Demand and offerings light to moderate. Tom breast meat and white trims market steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. Thigh meat market is steady to firm. Demand and offerings light to moderate. Mechanically separated turkey is steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. Trading slow to moderate. For domestic: frozen hearts 56 cents, fresh full cut wings 53 cents, fresh breast trim 77-79 cents, fresh tom necks 41 cents, frozen tails 55 cents, fresh breast trim 78 cents, frozen livers 40 cents and frozen gizzards 68 cents delivered.

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