USPOULTRY Wire Archive - 2/12/2019

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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.


Prestage, New U.S. Poultry & Egg Association Chairman
John Prestage, senior vice president, Prestage Farms, Clinton, N.C., was elected chairman of the board of directors of USPOULTRY. The board meeting was held during the International Poultry Expo, part of the 2019 IPPE. He previously served as vice chairman. Prestage was presented with the time-honored “working man’s gavel” by Tom Hensley, 2018 chairman.

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Membership Spotlight: Gessulli Agribusiness
Located in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Gessulli Agribusiness is the editor for the technical journals Avicultura Industrial, Suinocultura Industrial and Biomassa e Bioenergia.

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USPOULTRY Recognizes Mike Robach as Industry Workhorse of the Year
Mike Robach, retired vice president, Corporate Food Safety, Quality & Regulatory for Cargill, was named USPOULTRY’s Workhorse of the Year during the International Poultry Expo, part of the 2019 IPPE. The poultry industry’s most prestigious honor is awarded annually in recognition of dedicated service and valuable leadership given to the Association and poultry industry.

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IPE Exhibitor Spotlight: Sterling Industrial Refrigeration, Inc.
Since its formation in 1995, Sterling Industrial Refrigeration has provided high quality refrigeration design and building service to the food processing industry. With leadership background in mechanical engineering and food science, they are dedicated to offering top quality refrigeration services to their broad range of customers.

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Tommy Bagwell Recipient of Harold E. Ford Lifetime Achievement Award
Tommy Bagwell, former chairman & CEO of American Proteins, was honored by USPOULTRY during the 2019 IPPE, where he received the Harold E. Ford Lifetime Achievement Award. This prestigious honor was presented to Bagwell by Tom Hensley, president of Fieldale Farms and outgoing USPOULTRY chairman. The Harold E. Ford Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an individual whose dedication and leadership over the years have far exceeded the ordinary and impacted both the poultry industry and USPOULTRY in an exemplary manner. The award is presented non-annually and when the Awards and Recognition Committee unanimously recognizes and endorses the need for occasional, unique recognition for exceptional contributions.

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Dr. Kenneth Anderson Receives 2019 Charles Beard Research Excellence Award
USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation are proud to recognize Dr. Kenneth Anderson as the 2019 recipient of the annual Charles Beard Research Excellence Award. Dr. Anderson is a professor in the Prestage Department of Poultry Science at North Carolina State University. The award is named in honor of Dr. Charles Beard, former director of the Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory and former vice president of research at USPOULTRY.

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Three Industry Leaders Receive USPOULTRY Lamplighter Award
USPOULTRY presented the organization’s annual Lamplighter Award to three individuals at the International Poultry Expo, part of the 2019 International Production & Processing Expo. The award pays tribute to individuals for “sustained and exemplary service” to the poultry and egg industry. This year’s honorees are Dr. Bernie Beckman, Charlene Powell and Dr. John Glisson. We would like to congratulate all of the recipients, with a special recognition for our own Dr. Glisson.

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Boehringer Ingelheim to Create 225 Jobs, Invest More Than $120 Million in Georgia
Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc., a leading animal health company, will create 225 jobs and invest more than $120 million in Gwinnett, Clarke and Hall counties. The company has located its North American headquarters in Duluth, creating 75 new jobs; is adding more than 100 new jobs at its manufacturing and R&D facility in Athens; and more than 50 jobs at the company’s Gainesville manufacturing facility.

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Cobb-Vantress Announces 2018 North American Flock Award Winners
As a celebration of exceptional performance and dedication to poultry breeding, Cobb-Vantress recently presented its annual Flock Awards to North American poultry customers who demonstrated remarkable results in 2018.

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Butterball Foodservice Launches National Initiative to Serve K-12 Schools
Butterball, the world’s largest vertically integrated turkey processor, has committed to developing foodservice products to meet K-12 specifications and hired an industry veteran to lead its new national program. As consumer interest in buying Butterball turkey ranks higher than any competitor, young scholars can now enjoy a variety of turkey items from a trusted and familiar brand for their school meals and snacks.

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Daily Grain Review
All prices are reported in dollars/bushel, except soybean and corn oil is in cents/lb. and soybean meal is in dollars/ton.

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

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Processed Eggs (Tue)
Breaking stock prices are steady. The undertone is steady to barely steady. Demand is light to moderate. Offerings are moderate to at times available. Supplies are mostly moderate. Schedules are full-time. Market activity is slow. The National breaking stock inventory increased 5.9% when compared to the previous 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: Range: 41-46
Checks: Range: 23-31, Mostly: 26-31

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 firm for tenders; steady to firm for other breast cuts and dark meat items. Wings are steady. Trucklot buying activity is light to moderate as dealers brace for more inclement weather moving into the area. Offerings of tenders are clearing well with premiums noted; other breast cuts are balanced to moderate and clearing satisfactorily. Leg and leg quarters continue to see active interest through export channels. Wings are at least sufficient for current needs. Market activity is slow to mostly moderate.

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

The market on frozen 8-16 lb. hens and 16-24lb. toms is steady to firm. Demand light for current deliveries and moderate to good for deferred. Processor offerings of frozen Grade A 8-16 lb. hens and 16-24 lb. toms from 2018 production light to moderate. Frozen Grade A basted equivalent processor offering prices on a national basis from 2018 production for 8-16 lb. hens are 78.00-88.00 cents FOB and 16-24 lb. toms 78.00-88.00 cents FOB for current deliveries. No trading reported for current shipments. Trading heavy. Frozen basted equivalent 16-24 lb. toms at 80-83 FOB February, 85-87 FOB March, 81-84 FOB April, 82-85 cent FOB May and frozen basted equivalent hens and 16-24 lb. toms at 92 cents FOB October.

The breast meat and destrapped tenderloin market is steady to weak. The white trims market is steady to weak, mostly steady with scapula weakest. Demand light to moderate. Offerings mostly moderate. The market on consumer and institutional sized bone-in breasts is steady to firm. The market on tom bulk parts is steady to weak, mostly steady drums and necks attempting to find a floor. Demand light to moderate. Offerings light to mostly moderate. The market on fresh thigh meat is steady at best while frozen is steady to weak. The mechanically separated turkey (MST) market is steady at best. Demand light to moderate. Offerings light to mostly moderate. Trading slow with some industry members traveling to a major poultry convention.

EXPORT MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

Trading slow to moderate centering on tails. Activity was also reported on tom necks and breeder thigh meat. The market is mostly steady. Demand light to moderate. Offerings mixed, mostly light to moderate.

Daily National Young Turkey Parts (Mon)
The tom breast meat and destrapped tenderloins market is steady with a steady to weak undertone. The white trims market is steady to weak, mostly steady with scapula weakest. Demand light to moderate. Offerings mixed, mostly moderate. The bone-in breasts market is steady to firm. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The tom bulk parts market is steady to weak, mostly steady with drums and necks attempting to find a floor. Offerings light to moderate. The fresh thigh meat market is mostly steady while frozen is steady to weak. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The mechanically separated turkey market is steady with mixed undertones. Demand light to moderate. Offerings mostly moderate. Trading slow to moderate. For domestic: Grade A 4-8 lb. breasts 111 and plant grade 97-99 October, body chopping skin 38 cents delivered. For export: tom necks 35, breeder thigh meat 90 cents delivered.

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