USPOULTRY Wire Archive - 11/14/2017

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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.


USPOULTRY and Foundation Approve $355,000 in New Research Grants through the Comprehensive Research Program
USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation have approved $355,000 for seven new research grants at five institutions. The research funding was approved by the boards of directors of both organizations, based on recommendations from the Foundation Research Advisory Committee. The committee evaluates research proposals to determine their value to the industry and then makes recommendations to the boards for funding. Committee members are professional specialists from member companies representing different segments of the poultry and egg industry with expertise in a variety of disciplines.

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Membership Spotlight: Murzan
Murzan, Inc. is an engineering company that develops and manufactures pumps and process equipment for food, poultry, meat, seafood, pharmaceutical, beverage, cosmetic, and biomedical industries. Murzan Processing Systems offer the best solution for transferring viscous products (e.g. peanut butter), shear sensitive products (e.g. cottage cheese), semi- solids (e.g. chicken breasts), and fluid products containing solids and delicate particles (e.g. diced tomato).

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Arkansas Food Security and Nutrition Gets Boost from 120,000-Pound Cargill Turkey Donation to Local Food Banks
This holiday season, Cargill is working with three Arkansas food banks to provide local families with their Thanksgiving turkey. The donation of 120,000 pounds of whole Honeysuckle White® turkeys will serve well over 100,000 people and will be distributed to families by the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank, the Arkansas Food Bank and the River Valley Regional Food Bank.

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IPPE Exhbitor Spotlight: CEI Equipment
With over 40 years of experience CEI Equipment is recognized as an industry leader for design innovation and quality manufacturing of aluminum feed trailer & feed body transportation equipment. CEI Equipment produces a broad range of aluminum feed transportation equipment that is used throughout the world. Their equipment is offered in either straight bulk or combination bag and bulk designs with capacities ranging from two ton bodies to 30 ton semitrailers.

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Tyson Foods Acquires Original Philly Holdings
Tyson Foods, Inc. has completed the acquisition of Philadelphia-based Original Philly Holdings, Inc., one of the nation’s leading producers of raw and fully-cooked Philly-style sandwich steak and cheesesteak appetizer products.

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Marfrig Global Foods Releases Q3 Earnings: Keystone Division Sets New Record
Despite the continued political turmoil, Brazil’s macroeconomic scenario was more positive in 3Q17, with signs of recovery in economic activity and inflation continuing to slow. The scenario was further supported by the good performance of the global economy. The Keystone Division once again posted an excellent quarter, setting a new record for Adjusted EBITDA. The result reflects its unique business model, which prioritizes long-term relationships with customers and the supply of high-value-added products with guaranteed quality and food safety.

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Alltech 2017 Canadian Harvest Analysis Indicates High Levels of Mycotoxins
The 2017 growing season was a variable and challenging one across Canada. From drought conditions on the prairies to above-average rainfall in Ontario, weather conditions can not only reduce yield, but can also increase plant stress and lead to challenges with mycotoxins. Results from samples submitted for the Alltech 2017 Canadian Harvest Analysis show that grains and forages from across Canada are at risk of mycotoxin contamination.

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Labor-Starved Ag Businesses Want to Keep Immigrant Workers in U.S. Legally
Large farm groups say there is a shortage of farm labor in the U.S. and it has reached crisis levels. A proposal is working through Congress to increase the number of immigrant workers at a time when anti-immigrant sentiments are running high.

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Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Delay of Effective Date
USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is delaying the effective date of the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule published in the Federal Register on Jan. 19.

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Crop Progress
This full text file contains reports, issued weekly during the growing season (April to November), listing planting, fruiting, and harvesting progress and overall condition of selected crops in major producing states. The data, summarized by crop and by state, are republished along with any revisions in the Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin.

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Daily National Grain Market Summary (Mon)
Compared to Thursday, cash bids for corn and soybeans were mixed, sorghum and wheat were higher. Weather forecasts for the Midwest are mostly dry the next seven days. USDA’s export inspections totaled 14.8 million bushels of corn, 76.7 million bushels of soybeans, and 11.1 million bushels of wheat. Bearish export numbers for corn and soybeans, with both inspections lower than a year ago.

*Wheat was 5 cents lower to 8 cents higher.
*Corn was mostly 1 to 5 cents higher.
*Soybeans were 1 to 8 cents lower.
*Sorghum was 1 cent higher

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

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Processed Eggs (Tue)
All prices are higher. Trade sentiment is steady to fully steady. Demand is moderate to instances fairly good. Offerings and supplies are light to moderate. Schedules full-time. Market activity is moderate. Monday's National breaking stock inventory increased two percent when compared to last week.

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: 89-93
Checks: Range: 76-83, Mostly 80-83

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 boneless skinless breast and dark meat cuts; weak for tenders and wings. Trucklot buying activity is light and unaggressive following the Veteran's Day holiday weekend as dealers make room for other seasonal items entering the market and orders were limited to committed product. Offerings of tenders and wings are ample and discounted to stimulate additional interest. Boneless skinless breasts and dark meat cuts are moderate to heavy for current needs. Market activity is slow to moderate.

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

The market on frozen 8-14 lb. sized hens steady with finding a stronger undertone for pre-Thanksgiving needs while post-Thanksgiving have a steady to weak undertone. The market on 14-16 lb. hens and 16-24 lb. toms is steady to weak with a few finding 14-16 lb. sizes held with increased confidence due to the lack of availability of smaller sized product. Demand light to instances moderate with hens the most active. Processor offerings of frozen Grade A 8-14 lb. hens very light to light, 14-16 lb. hens light to moderate, and 16-24 lb. toms moderate to moderately heavy. Resale and plant grade offerings light to moderate. Fresh offerings light. Frozen Grade A basted equivalent processor offering prices on a national basis from 2017 production for 8-16 lb. hens are 84.00-101.00 cents FOB and 16-24 lb. toms 81.00-95.00 cents FOB for current deliveries. Trading slow on frozen basted equivalent 8-16 lb. hens at 92.50-98.50 FOB cents for current shipments.

The market on fresh tom breast meat and tenderloins is steady while frozen is steady with a steady to firm undertone. Demand moderate to good with interest centered on frozen. Offerings light to moderate. The market on breast trim is steady to firm, balance of white trims steady with frozen scapula steady at best. Demand light to good, mostly light to moderate. Offerings of frozen scapula mixed, mostly moderate; balance of white trims light to moderate. The market on bone-in breasts is steady to barely steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The market on tom drums is steady to firm, balance of tom bulk parts steady. Demand on tom drums moderate to good, balance of tom bulk parts light to moderate. Offerings very light to moderate. The market on thigh meat is steady to firm. Demand moderate to good. Frozen thigh meat offerings very light while fresh is light to moderate. The mechanically separated turkey (MST) market is steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate with interest continuing to be noted from pet foods. Trading slow.

EXPORT MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

Trading slow. The market is steady to firm on frozen thigh meat, frozen tom breast meat, and tom drums; balance of items generally steady. Demand light to moderate. Offerings mixed, mostly light to moderate.

Daily National Young Turkey Parts (Mon)
The market on bulk parts is steady with tom drums undertone steady to firm. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The market on tom breast meat and tenderloins is steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The market on white trims steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. Thigh meat market steady to firm. Demand light to good. Offerings light to moderate. The market on mechanically separated turkey (MST) is steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. Trading slow to moderate. For domestic: fresh scapula 118-126 cents, fresh tails 59-60 cents, fresh full cut wings 53 cents, frozen hearts 69 cents, fresh wing meat 93 cents delivered. For export: fresh tom breast meat 155 cents, fresh tom drums 64 cents and frozen tom necks 46 cents delivered to port or border.

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