USPOULTRY Wire Archive - 3/14/2018

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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.


Registration Now Open for 2018 Poultry Processors Workshop
Registration for the 2018 Poultry Processors Workshop is now open. The seminar will be held May 10-11, in Orange Beach, Ala., at the Perdido Beach Resort. The Poultry Processor Workshop emphasizes the importance of yield and grade in poultry processing and identifies the most effective methods for maximum results. The workshop also features the latest information on processing technology and government inspection.

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Research Provides Possibility to Automate Grading of Woody Breast Fillets
USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark., in which research demonstrated the possibility to automate grading of woody breast fillets. The research is made in part by an endowing Foundation gift from George’s Inc. and 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: Stone Hill Contracting Company
Since 1981, Stone Hill Contracting Co., Inc. has been a leader in the construction industry specializing in the construction of water and wastewater treatment facilities as well as landfills, bridges and water retention projects. Working throughout the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, Stone Hill has clients in the private, public and municipal sectors. Stone Hill has dozens of repeat clients who are grateful for the way Stone Hill attempts to team with them as well as the design professional on each of their projects.

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Pilgrim's Pride to Host Annual Meeting of Shareholders on May 10
Pilgrim's Pride Corporation will host its annual meeting of shareholders on Thursday, May 10, at 8 a.m. MT / 10 a.m. EST. This meeting, which will include a review of fiscal year 2017 and other business as may be properly brought before the meeting, will take place at Pilgrim's Pride Corporation headquarters at 1770 Promontory Circle in Greeley, Colo.

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IPPE Exhibitor Spotligtht: BAADER Linco
The BAADER Group is a world renowned manufacturer and supplier of advanced high quality food processing machinery and solutions. BAADER has been manufacturing fish processing machines since 1919 and soft belt separators since 1969. LINCO has been building poultry processing machinery since 1944. The BAADER Group plans designs and sets up complete processing lines and solutions.

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FMCSA Announces New ELD Waiver for Transporters of Agricultural Commodities and Additional Transition Guidance
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced additional steps to address the unique needs of the country's agriculture industries and provided further guidance to assist in the effective implementation of the Congressionally-mandated electronic logging device (ELD) rule without impeding commerce or safety. The Agency is announcing an additional 90-day temporary waiver from the ELD rule for agriculture related transportation.

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Avian Influenza Viruses Can Persist in Footbaths and Manure
Growers shouldn’t assume the disinfectants they use in footbaths are effective against avian influenza (AI), indicates a study from the University of California–Davis. Researchers conducted a survey about biosecurity practices in California and then used the information to design experiments to test the effectiveness of footbath disinfectants against AI. They also evaluated the longevity of AI viruses under different conditions.

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Selection of Chickens with Increased Disease Resistance One Step Closer
Research could lead to animals with improved disease resistance and, thus, less antibiotic use, lower economic losses for farmer and improved animal welfare.

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Poultry Tech Summit Seeks Abstracts for Future Poultry Industry Technologies
The Poultry Tech Summit 2018 content advisory board is seeking abstracts and applications describing innovations that are ready to be developed into commercially available solutions for the worldwide poultry industry. The new one-of-a kind conference is scheduled to take place Nov. 5 -7, at the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center in Atlanta, Ga. Completed applications and abstracts are due April 20.

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Rendered Products Beneficial in Poultry Nutrition
The poultry industry in the United States and worldwide has seen major changes in the past 50 years. Consumption of poultry and poultry products has increased dramatically over this time period and the evolution of the industry has resulted in advances in diet formulation as new ingredients and technology have become available. The availability of a variety of rendered by-products has been of great benefit to the modern poultry industry, but due to changes in consumer preference and welfare standards, challenges to the poultry industry’s use of rendered products need to be addressed so that these beneficial commodities can continue to be used. Dr. Jeffre D. Firman, professor of nutrition at the University of Missouri, discussed the advantages of including animal fats and proteins in poultry diets in a recent issue of Render magazine, a bi-monthly publication that has been a trusted resource for rendering industry news and information for 47 years. Subscriptions are complimentary, and are available at www.rendermagazine.com.

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USDA Invests $276 Million in Rural Electric Infrastructure
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $276 million in rural electric infrastructure to improve system efficiency and reliability. USDA’s $276 million investment will build nearly 1,000 miles of line and improve 733 miles of line to meet current and future needs of rural businesses and residents. It will also support $65 million in smart grid technologies to help rural electric utilities reduce outages and integrate new systems.

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The Government of Canada Working with Poultry Industry to Reduce Risk of Salmonella Illness from Frozen Raw Breaded Chicken Products
Ensuring that Canadians have access to safe and healthy food is a top priority for the federal government. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, along with their federal food safety partners, Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada, as well as industry, remind Canadians about the importance of always fully cooking frozen raw breaded poultry products prior to consumption, as well as using proper food handling techniques and following cooking instructions to limit the risk of foodborne illnesses as salmonella is commonly found in raw chicken and frozen raw breaded chicken products.

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Brazil: 2018 Poultry and Poultry Products Semi-Annual Report
Broiler meat production will grow 2.6 percent in 2018 to nearly 13.5 million metric tons. Domestic demand drives growth due to economic recovery, lower inflation and a projected 3 percent increase in the Gross Domestic Product. Exports are to increase, but at a slower pace due to constraints in major import markets, such as China. Feed costs are likely to increase which will reduce producers’ profit margins. A volatile exchange rate will remain through the year due to the presidential election.

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Daily National Grain Market Summary (Mon)
Compared to yesterday, cash bids for corn and wheat were mixed, while sorghum and soybeans were higher. Corn stayed persistently close to its highest prices in six months with ongoing support from Argentina's dry weather and USDA's latest U.S. ending stocks estimate of 2.127 billion bushels. In spite of Brazil's big soybean crop, which is no secret, and the likelihood that U.S. soybean plantings will total at least 90.0 million in 2018, the trends in May soybeans and meal remain up for now, scarred by last week's bearish change in momentum. Even though drought remains a concern and the trends in May Chicago and K.C. wheat are both still up, last week's lower prices brought a bearish change in momentum that may serve as an early warning to non-commercials that turned bullish.

*Corn was from 2 cents lower to 1 cent higher.
*Sorghum was 1 3/4 cents higher.
*Soybeans were 5 3/4 cents to 9 3/4 cents higher.
*Wheat was from 4 cents lower to 1 cent 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)
Breaking stock prices are steady to higher with checks and undergrads higher. Trade sentiment is firm. Demand and supplies are light to usually moderate. Offerings continue light. 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: 110-120
Checks: Range: 92-100, Mostly 95-100

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 firm for boneless skinless breast; steady to firm for wings and at least steady for dark meat cuts. Tenders are mostly steady. Trucklot buying activity is moderate as dealers assess market condition during mid-week trading. Offerings of boneless breast are in close balance to tight with premiums noted. Bone-in breasts, wings and dark meat cuts are light to moderate with thighs and thigh meat in the best position. Tenders are sufficient 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 8-16 lb. hens and 16-24 lb. toms from 2018 production is steady with a steady to firm undertone. Demand light to moderate. Processor offerings of 2018 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 from 2018 production 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 fresh tom breast meat market is steady to firm. The market on the balance of white meat is mostly steady. The market on white trims is steady to instances firm with scapula strongest. Demand on white trims and meat items light to moderate. Offerings very light to moderate, mostly light to moderate. The market on 4-8 lb. breasts and institutional sized breasts is generally steady. Demand light. Offerings light to moderate. The market on frozen tom bulk parts is steady to barely steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The market on thigh meat is steady to barely steady. Demand light to mostly moderate. Offerings light to moderate. The mechanically separated turkey (MST) market is steady with an at least steady undertone. Demand light to moderate. Offerings light. Trading slow.

EXPORT MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

No trading reported. The market is steady at best. Demand light to moderate. Offerings mostly light to moderate.

Daily National Young Turkey Parts (Mon)
The market on bulk parts was steady. Demand and offerings was light to moderate. The market on fresh breast meat, white meats and trims is steady, however not fully tested. Demand and offerings light to moderate. Thigh meat market is steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. Market on mechanically separated turkey is steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. Trading slow. For domestic: fresh breast trim 87 cents delivered.

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