USPOULTRY Wire Archive - 2/13/2018

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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.


Research Questions Role of Poultry Processing Plants in Stormwater Contamination
USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the University of Georgia, Athens, Ga., in which researchers question the role of poultry processing plants in stormwater bacterial contamination. The research is part of the Association’s comprehensive research program encompassing all phases of poultry and egg production and processing.

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Membership Spotlight: Schiltz Foods Inc.
In 1944, Marlin Schiltz was given five Toulouse goose eggs found by his wife, Kathryn, and her sister. He hatched two goslings and grew them to 12 pounds, selling them for 12 cents a pound. That started the Schiltz family in the goose business. Currently, Schiltz Foods is the largest goose producer in the Americas. With the growing demand for goose consumption and quality goose products, the Schiltz family is positioned to take Schiltz Foods and Schiltz Goose Farm well into the 21st century.

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Woape Farm Recognized for Environmental Excellence by USPOULTRY
Woape Farm in West, Texas, was one of six farms across the United States to receive USPOULTRY’s Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award during the 2018 International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta. USPOULTRY sponsors the annual awards in recognition of exemplary environmental stewardship by family farmers engaged in poultry and egg production.

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IPPE Exhibitor Spotlight: Continental Agra Equipment Inc.
Established in 1981, Continental Agra Equipment, Inc. buys and sells equipment for processing mills and ag-based industries. For more than 30 years, they have maintained a reputation for quality products, fair pricing and exceptional service. They specialize in providing customers with superior value on used equipment that they have refurbished to like-new condition. They acquire used equipment by purchasing individual equipment and buying complete decommissioned plants. Continental also manufacture and sell new products under their own brand. Their expert sales staff has more than 70 years combined experience in the feed mill industry.

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Bluestar Adisseo Announces Closing of Nutriad Acquisition
Bluestar Adisseo Company (“Adisseo”) announces that it has completed the acquisition of Nutriad, a global feed additives producer. This transaction is part of Adisseo’s strategy to become one of the worldwide leaders of specialty additives in animal nutrition.

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Tyson Foods, Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend
The board of directors of Tyson Foods, Inc., at a meeting on Feb. 7, declared a quarterly dividend of $0.30 per share on Class A common stock and $0.27 per share on Class B common stock, payable on June 15, to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 1.

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Kansas Officials, Ag Lobby Endorse Senate Bill Opening Doors to Poultry Operations
Two of the state’s largest agriculture industry organizations, Kansas State University faculty and county economic development groups endorsed a Senate bill allowing expansion of confined chicken growing operations within proximity to residential dwellings. The legislation would set boundaries on concentration of chicken houses and the number of birds at each site in order to improve recruitment of companies interested in making investments in new production facilities.

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Egg Products Inspection Regulations
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is proposing to amend the egg products inspection regulations by requiring official plants that process egg products (herein also referred to as “egg products plants” or “plants”) to develop and implement Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Systems and Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (Sanitation SOPs) and to meet other sanitation requirements consistent with the meat and poultry regulations. FSIS is proposing to eliminate those current regulatory provisions that are inconsistent with HACCP, Sanitation SOPs, and the proposed sanitation requirements. FSIS is also proposing to specify in the regulations that official plants are required to process egg products to be edible without additional preparation to achieve food safety.

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Avian Flu Hits More Poultry in Iraq, Iran, Asia
Iraq reported another highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza outbreak on a commercial poultry farm, part of ongoing activity in a handful of countries in the Middle East, as events involving other strains were confirmed in Cambodia, South Korea, and Taiwan.

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FAO Partnership to Boost Use of Technology in Agriculture
A new partnership between the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and a telecommunications company aims to use cutting-edge technology for agricultural development, food security and nutrition and to help farmers who face extreme weather conditions. The agreement signed Feb. 12, between the FAO and Telefonica, a Spain-based telecommunications company, will use the Internet of Things and Big Data to improve access to information related to climate and water management in the Central American Dry Corridor.

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EU-28: Commission Boasts EU International Animal Welfare Policy Successes
The European Commission (EC) has an active policy of exporting its standards on animal welfare, which are anchored in the European Treaties. A published EC report offers a rare direct acknowledgement of this policy and elaborates in detail on the EC’s fifteen-year effort and success in moving the international standards on animal welfare at the multilateral level, as well as in bilateral agreements.

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Feed Outlook
Projected U.S. corn exports are raised 125 million bushels to 2.05 billion based on improved prospects for U.S. shipments due to competitive pricing and lower production in some major exporting countries. The higher use reduces stocks by the same amount, but stocks are still at historically high levels. The corn price is projected $0.05 higher this month at $3.30 per bushel based on marketings to date. Reduced competition from South American and Ukrainian exports and expected higher global demand for corn boost U.S. price competitiveness vis-à-vis other major exporters, thereby supporting U.S. corn export prospects.

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Daily National Grain Market Summary (Mon)
Compared to Friday, cash bids for corn, wheat, soybeans and sorghum traded higher. Weather forecasts in Argentina are showing mostly hot and dry conditions leading into this week, which gave support to corn and soybean markets. Kansas City and Chicago wheat markets also gained support today from drier weather in parts of the western and southern US plains this past week.

*Wheat was mostly 6 to 12 cents higher.
*Corn was mostly 5 cents higher.
*Sorghum was 9 cents higher.
*Soybeans were mostly 18 cents higher.

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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)
Prices are steady. The undertone generally steady. Demand is light to moderate. Offerings are light. Supplies are light to moderate. Schedules full-time. Market activity is slow. The National breaking stock inventory increased 2.9 percent 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: 72-76
Checks: Range: 57-65, Mostly 60-65

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 at least steady for tenders and dark meat cuts; steady for boneless skinless breast. Wings are steady to mostly weak. Trucklot buying activity is light to moderate for early week trading. Supplies of tenders are light to moderate; leg quarters are clearing well under improved export interest. Other dark meat cuts and breasts items are sufficient for current needs. Wings are available and slow to clear. 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 8-16 lb. hens and 16-24 lb. toms from 2018 production is steady. Demand light to moderate. Processor offerings of frozen Grade A 8-16 lb. hens and 16-24 lb. toms light to moderate. 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. Trading heavy for current and deferred shipments. Frozen basted equivalent hens traded at 80.50-81 cents Fob and 16-24 lb. toms at 814 cents FOB for current deliveries. For deferred shipments frozen basted equivalent hens and 16-24 lb. toms traded at 85.50 cents FOB March, 83.50 cents FOB May-July, and 84.50 cents FOB August.

The market on white meat items and white trims is steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The market on 4-8 lb. breasts is steady while institutional sized breasts are steady at best. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The market on frozen tom bulk parts is steady to barely steady with tom necks instances weak. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The market on thigh meat is steady to firm. Demand mostly moderate. Offerings range from short of needs to light. The mechanically separated turkey (MST) market is steady. Demand light to moderate. Offerings light. Trading slow to moderate.

EXPORT MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

Trading slow to moderate with activity also reported on tom necks, frozen destrapped tenderloins, hen drums, scapula and fresh tom drums. The market on thigh meat and scapula is steady to firm, balance of items generally steady. Demand fair to good on thigh meat, balance light to moderate. Offerings mixed, mostly light to moderate.

Daily National Young Turkey Parts (Mon)
The market on bulk parts was steady, with necks and drums steady to barely steady. Demand and offerings was light to moderate. The market on fresh breast meat, white meats and trims is steady, with frozen tom breast meat not fully tested. Demand and offerings light to moderate. Thigh meat market is steady to firm. Demand light to moderate. Offerings light. Trading slow to moderate. For domestic: frozen tails 67 cents, fresh scapula 110-112 cents, fresh tom necks 43 cents, fresh mechanically separated turkey for pet food 29-32 cents and frozen livers 45 cents for pet food delivered. For export: frozen tom necks 40-41 cents, frozen destrapped tenders 153 cents, frozen hen drums 66 cents, frozen scapula 112 cents and fresh tom drums 61-63 cents delivered to port or border.

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