USPOULTRY Wire Archive - 12/7/2017

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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.


Poultry Growers Receive Special Discount at 2018 IPPE
Poultry growers are invited to attend the 2018 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) with a special registration fee of only $5 (on-site only), a terrific savings of $95! IPPE will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta from Jan. 30 – Feb. 1, 2018.

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Membership Spotlight: Once Inc.
Once Inc. is a privately held corporation that manufactures highly innovative animal-centric lighting systems by focusing on bringing the science of light to the world of agriculture. Through a visionary approach to research and product development they create unique designs and species-specific proprietary technologies, achieving their overall mission: To improve animal health through applied photo-biology. Founded in 2008 by current CTO, Zdenko Grajcar is considered a pioneering rebel in LED technology for his remarkably unconventional thinking and relentless challenge to the industry status quo.

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Aviagen Turkeys Completes Hatchery Expansion
Aviagen Turkeys has completed its $4.5 million hatchery expansion and refurbishment in Lewisburg, W.V. Executives from Aviagen and Aviagen Turkeys joined colleagues in Lewisburg to see these investments in the turkey industry.

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IPE Exhibitor Spotlight: Overdrive
Overdrive brand is distributed in USA by Global Consumer Products Inc. and operates from its office and warehouse facility based in New Jersey. The team has over 25 years of experience dedicated to energy efficient lighting and supply chain management. Overdrive has an in-house fully equipped R&D and integrated manufacturing facility. Overdrive brings extensive range of most efficient and innovative range of LED based lighting solution with commitment to outperform and outlast your expectations.

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Cargill Launches FedByTrade, a Site Designed to Engage Employees and Communities as Ambassadors for Trade
Cargill has advocated for open, fair trade for decades. To continue engaging Cargill employees and communities around this important topic, the company launched FedByTrade™, a resource designed to explain, through relatable stories, the pivotal role trade plays in feeding the world.

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House of Raeford Gives Thanks for First Responders
First responders are the lifeblood of any community, and this year, they have been especially critical in the areas where House of Raeford Farms operates. In February, House of Raeford witnessed first-hand the generosity and aide that first responders provide when 30 teams from across southeastern North Carolina responded to a devastating fire at their Wallace Plant.

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Evonik Sets up Its First Asia Research Hub in Singapore
Germany-based specialty chemicals company Evonik is set to build its first research hub in Singapore and is expected to start operations in 2018. Acting as the Asian platform for high impact R&D with a special focus on functional surfaces and additive manufacturing, the research hub will also serve as a leading hotspot for top local and international talents to develop a strong R&D ecosystem in the region. In its first development stage, the new complex will offer around 50 jobs at the location.

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Grants to Explore Poultry Yield, Heat Stress Resistance
University of Maryland College of Agriculture & Natural Resources professor Tom Porter has been awarded two grants, totaling $1 million, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food & Agriculture (NIFA) to explore ways to increase poultry yield and meat production while improving the lives of the animals.

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Ingredient Suppliers Share Thoughts on 'Natural' Term
The US Food and Drug Administration has been asked numerous times to define the descriptor natural as it relates to foods and beverages. The agency requested official public comment on defining the term, which closed May 10, 2016; however, online comments are still being made by consumers, with nearly 7,700 posts that may be read at https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=FDA-2014-N-1207.

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EU Egg Prices Sky High as Fipronil Findings Continue
The EU egg market is facing high prices, especially for egg products, which are in line with a surge in prices for breaking eggs in the United States. While the fipronil crisis originally led to a price surge as the market was in fear of an egg shortage, the EU market seems to be adequately supplied. Imports of egg and egg products from the United States are filling the shortfall in imports from Ukraine that faces an import ban because of avian influenza.

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Broiler Hatchery
Broiler-Type Eggs Set in the United States up Four Percent
Hatcheries in the United States weekly program set 229 million eggs in incubators during the week ending Dec. 2, up four percent from a year ago. Hatcheries in the 19 State weekly program set 220 million eggs in incubators during the week ending Dec. 2, up four percent from the year earlier. Average hatchability for chicks hatched during the week in the United States was 82 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 Slightly
Broiler growers in the United States weekly program placed 178 million chicks for meat production during the week ending Dec. 2, up slightly from a year ago. Broiler growers in the 19 State weekly program placed 170 million chicks for meat production during the week ending Dec. 2, up slightly from the year earlier. Cumulative placements from the week ending Jan. 7, through Dec. 2, for the United States were 8.65 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 corn, wheat, soybeans, and sorghum were lower. March Chicago wheat and Minneapolis wheat were pressured today as some private firms are estimating a higher than expected Canadian wheat crop. Some estimating a 2.9 mmt increase from 27.1 mmt to 30.0 mmt, 3 mmt higher than the USDA’s estimation of 27 mmt. Ethanol production for week ending December 1st hit another record high 1.1 million barrels per day, 42,000 more than the week prior.

*Corn was mostly 1 cent lower.
*Sorghum was 3/4 to 1 cent lower.
*Soybeans were mostly 5 3/4 cents lower.
*Wheat was Mostly 5 to 8 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 continue unchanged with a steady undertone. Demand is light to moderate. Offerings are light. Supplies are in close balance to moderate. Schedules full-time. Market activity is slow to 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: 95-99
Checks: Range 83-89, Mostly 86-89

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 firm for tenders; steady to firm for boneless skinless breasts and steady for dark meat items. Wings are steady to weak. Trucklot buying activity is light to moderate approaching the weekend. Offerings of dark meat cuts are moderate; breast cuts light to moderate and tenders are balanced to closely cleared. Wings are moderate to heavy with jumbo sizes noted in the longer position. 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. Demand light to instances moderate. Processor offerings of frozen Grade A 8-16 lb. hens light to moderate and 16-24 lb. toms moderate to moderately heavy. Frozen Grade A basted equivalent processor offering prices on a national basis for 8-16 lb. hens are 75.00-84.00 cents FOB and 16-24 lb. toms 75.00-84.00 cents FOB for current deliveries. No trading reported.

The market on bulk parts was steady, with tom two joint wings steady to firm, frozen tom drums and tom full-cut wings steady to weak. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The market on tom breast meat and tenderloins is steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The white trim market is steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The market on thigh meat is steady to firm. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The mechanically separated turkey (MST) market is steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. Trading slow.

EXPORT MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

Trading slow. The market is steady with thigh meat steady to firm. Demand and offerings light to moderate.

Daily National Young Turkey Parts (Wed)
The market on bulk parts is steady, with drums and full cut wings steady to weak and tom two joints steady to firm. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The market on tom breast meat, tenderloins and white trim is steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. Thigh meat market is steady to firm. Demand and offerings light to good. The market on mechanically separated turkey (MST) is steady to barely steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. Trading slow to moderate. For export: frozen destrapped tenders 153 cents delivered to border.

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