USPOULTRY Wire Archive - 11/9/2018

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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.


Foodborne Pathogen Control the Focus of New, Hands-on Food Safety Program at 2019 IPPE
The 2019 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) will offer a new education program titled, Salmonella and Campylobacter Control in Poultry Production and Processing – Meeting Food Safety Goals. The program, scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 14, and Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, will provide participants with new information on state-of-the-art technologies, methods and processes in addressing food safety issues faced by the poultry industry. The two-day workshop is a collaboration between the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) and the University of Georgia’s Department of Poultry Science.

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Membership Spotlight: CyberAgra
CyberAgra provides modern software for agriculture. Their 4th generation modules have been steadily improving through the years starting in 1995 with their Windows® desktop versions and in 1997 with their client-server updates. During 2001 all user interfaces were redesigned as Web active server pages, and finally, in 2004 CyberAgra Application Services™ was ported to the .NET framework and officially verified for Microsoft Windows Server 2003™.

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Adisseo and University of Arkansas Announce Research Collaboration and Endowed Professorship
A French animal feed company Adisseo has agreed to work with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture to advance nutritional research in the poultry industry at a time when feed additives are out of vogue. The agreement, signed Oct. 18, establishes an endowed professorship in the division's department of poultry science in Fayetteville and research collaboration between the entities.

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IPPE Exhibitor Spotlight: Interstates
Interstates meets the electrical and automation needs of companies around the world. Their story began in 1953, when John A. Franken started Johnny’s Electric; a business that installed televisions in homes. Over the years, they expanded their service offerings and gave themselves a new name: Interstates.

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Merck Animal Health Launches First Live Poultry Vaccine in the US to Combat Multiple and Untreated Diseases
Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada), announced the launch of INNOVAX®-ND-IBD, the first live vaccine in the United States, made with biotechnology that protects against three highly infectious diseases in poultry – Newcastle Disease (ND), Infectious Bursal Disease (IBD) and Marek’s disease (MD). The vaccine provides protection for ND, IBD and MD simultaneously when given to chickens either in ovo or subcutaneously in the hatchery.

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Hendrix Genetics to Work with African Farmers to Develop Their Preferred Chickens
Hendrix Genetics has been awarded a multi-year grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve poultry production in Africa. Under the grant, Hendrix Genetics will co-invest significant resources to set up a breeding program to develop breeds tailored for Africa and secure supply of improved poultry parent stock to African smallholder farmers.

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Cargill Names Florian Schattenmann Vice President of Research & Development and Innovation
Cargill announced that Florian Schattenmann will join the company on Nov. 12 as vice president of research & development (R&D) and innovation, filling the company’s top job in R&D and innovation and serving in the capacity of the company’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Schattenmann most recently served as vice president of Performance & Coatings R&D at The Dow Chemical Company.

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Meyn America LLC Promotes Russell to Vice President of Sales USA
Meyn America LLC has announced that Jay Russell will assume the position of vice president of sales USA. Jay has a total background of over 17 years in sales and business development in the food processing equipment industry. Jay joined Meyn America four years ago and has played a key role in improving our customer approach and focus on added value propositions.

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Tyson Donates More Than 50,000 Pounds of Food to Food Bank of Siouxland
The Food Bank of Siouxland received two truckloads of food thanks to Tyson Foods in Dakota Dunes. The donations from Tyson are because of their “Miles that Matter” Program. As employees walk, run, or bike in the program, every mile translates to a pound of food being donated. In total, 56,000 pounds of food was donated to the Food Bank of Siouxland.

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University of Arkansas Team Places Third in National Poultry Judging Contest
The University of Arkansas Poultry Judging team took third place overall at the 53rd National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest held Nov. 4-6, on the University of Arkansas campus.

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New Study to Track Ways to Cut Phosphorus Runoff
Some farm fields in northwest Ohio’s Maumee River watershed have more phosphorus than their crops can use. Called “elevated phosphorus fields,” such fields may be at higher risk of contributing to Lake Erie’s harmful algal blooms, according to an announcement from The Ohio State University. That’s the premise of a new five-year, $5 million study that hopes to learn about those fields and lower that risk by creating new public/private partnerships.

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Potbelly Introduces Turducken Sandwich, Pumpkin Pie Shake in Shops Nationwide
Beginning Nov. 13, Potbelly Sandwich Shop customers can satisfy their Thanksgiving cravings with the limited-time Turducken sandwich. The sandwich features a delicious combination of turkey, duck and chicken toasted with cornbread stuffing and topped with a cranberry-honey sauce, mayo, lettuce, cheddar cheese, tomato and seasoning. Like all Potbelly sandwiches, the Turducken sandwich can be customized just the way you like it.

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World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates
LIVESTOCK, POULTRY AND DAIRY: The forecast for 2018 total red meat and poultry production is lowered from last month as lower beef, pork, and turkey production more than offsets higher broiler production. Beef production is reduced from the previous month on a slower expected marketing pace for fed cattle in the fourth quarter. The pork production forecast is reduced on lower expected fourth-quarter hog slaughter and lighter carcass weights. The broiler production forecast is raised as higher reported third-quarter slaughter more than offsets small declines in fourth-quarter production. The turkey production forecast is reduced on third-quarter slaughter data; no change is made to the outlying quarter. The 2018 egg production forecast is unchanged from last month.

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Crop Production
Corn production is forecast at 14.6 billion bushels, down 1 percent from the October forecast but up less than 1 percent from last year. Based on conditions as of Nov. 1, yields are expected to average 178.9 bushels per acre, down 1.8 bushels from the October forecast but up 2.3 bushels from 2017. If realized, this will be the highest yield and second highest production on record for the United States. Area harvested for grain is forecast at 81.8 million acres, unchanged from the previous estimate but down 1 percent from 2017.

Soybean production is forecast at a record 4.60 billion bushels, down 2 percent from the October forecast but up 4 percent from last year. Based on Nov.1 conditions, yields are expected to average 52.1 bushels per acre, down 1.0 bushel from last month but up 2.8 bushels from last year. Area for harvest in the United States is forecast at 88.3 million acres, down slightly from last month.

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Daily National Grain Market Summary (Thu)
Compared to Wednesday, cash bids for sorghum was higher; corn and soybeans were mixed, and wheat was mostly lower. USDA's WASDE report reported a lower corn production forecast than reported last month. Corn Production for 2018 is forecast at 14.6 billion bushels(bb), down 1 percent from the October forecast. Based on November 1 data, yields are expected to average 178.9 bushels per acre(bpa), down 1.8 bpa from the October forecast. If realized, this will be the highest yield and second highest production on record in the United States. Soybean production is forecast at a record 4.60 bb, down 2 percent from the October forecast. Yields are expected to average 52.1 bpa, down 1.0 bpa from last month.

* Wheat was unchanged to 5 cents lower.
* Corn was 3/4 cent lower to 2 cents higher.
* Soybeans were 1/2 cent lower to 9 1/2 cents higher.
* Sorghum was 2 1/4 cents higher.

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

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Processed Eggs (Fri)
Report not available at this time.

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 continue to trend weak for tenders and boneless skinless breasts; steady to weak for other breast cuts, wings and dark meat items. Truck lot buying activity increased slightly but remained light to moderate overall entering the weekend. Offerings of tenders and boneless skinless breasts are available and discounted where product was in excess. Wings and dark meat items are moderate to heavy for current needs. Market activity is slow to moderate.

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Daily National Turkey Market-At-A-Glance (Thu)
DOMESTIC MARKET HIGHLIGHTS
The market on fresh whole turkeys is steady with a steady to firm undertone. The market on frozen 8-14 lb. hens is steady to firm, while 14-16 lb. hens are mixed ranging from weak to fully steady. The market on frozen 16-24lb. toms is mixed ranging from weak to fully steady, mostly steady to weak. Frozen fill-in demand light to moderate centering on 10-14 lb. hens. Processor offerings of frozen Grade A 8-16 lb. hens range from short of needs on 10-14 lb. hens to instances moderate on 14-16s. Frozen 16-24 lb. tom offerings from 2018 production mixed ranging from light to moderately heavy. 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 72.00-92.00 cents FOB and 16-24 lb. toms 68.00-89.00 cents FOB for current deliveries. No trading reported. The market on fresh tom breast meat is steady with a steady to weak undertone, balance of white meats and white trims generally steady. Demand and offerings light to mostly moderate. The market on 4-8 lb. breasts is steady with a steady to instances weak undertone. The institutional sized bone-in breasts market is steady to sometimes firm. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The market on frozen tom bulk parts is steady to firm, mostly steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The market on fresh thigh meat is generally steady while frozen is steady to weak. Demand light to moderate. Thigh meat offerings light to moderate with frozen the most available. The mechanically separated turkey market is steady to weak, mostly steady to barely steady. Demand light to moderate. Offerings mostly moderate. Trading slow.

EXPORT MARKET HIGHLIGHTS
No trading reported. The market on frozen tom bulk parts is steady with a steady to firm undertone, balance of items mostly steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate.

Daily National Young Turkey Parts (Thu)
The market on bulk parts was steady, with full cut wings and tom two joints steady to 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 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. For domestic: fresh breast trim 107 cents, fresh wing meat 80 cents, fresh MST 13-20 cents pet food, frozen tails 63-66 cents and frozen fries 310 cents delivered.

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