USPOULTRY Wire Archive - 3/20/2017

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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.


Researcher Develops Potential New Vaccine for Both Newcastle Disease and ILT
USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at Auburn University in Auburn, Ala., in which a researcher has developed a potential new vaccine for both Newcastle disease and infectious laryngotracheitis. The research was made possible by an endowing Foundation gift from Pilgrim’s, and the research project 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: Denali Water Solutions
With over twenty years of experience, Denali Water Solutions is one of the most experienced biosolids management companies in the United States. Their team of professionals has successfully managed biosolids for some of the country’s largest wastewater treatment facilities. Denali Water manages over 1 million tons of residuals per year, providing a wide array of biosolids management solutions including permitting, land application, composting, dewatering, transformation class B as well as transformation to class A.

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Zoetis Awards Scholarships to Rising Veterinary Students 2017 scholarship program underscores Commitment to Veterinarians™
Zoetis and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) announced the winners of the 2017 Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship Program. Now in its eighth year, the program awarded 315 scholarships to second- and third-year veterinary students during the 2017 Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) Conference. An additional 24 scholarships were awarded through partnerships with American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP).

The scholarship program operates as part of Zoetis Commitment to Veterinarians™, a platform created by Zoetis to support leadership and diversity among future veterinarians while also helping to offset the significant costs associated with a veterinary education.

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IPPE Exhibitor Spotlight: Omni Apparel
Omni Apparel is a woman-owned-and-operated manufacturer of butcher coats, lab coats, and wrap-around smocks for use in the food industry. They offer durable, one hundred percent American-made, food industry apparel. They are located in Carrollton, Ga. They work with and sell apparel directly to the end-user for any type of food processing plants, including pickling plants, ice cream plants, poultry and meat plants, and any other type of food processing plants. They also sell to commercial textile rental laundry companies.

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Hybrid Turkeys Announces Major Investments in USA Supply Chain
Hybrid Turkeys announces major investments in USA supply chain. US market to receive day old commercial turkeys direct from primary breeder. Top quality poults to meet the demands of the modern industry.

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Investors Increase Pressure to Cut Antibiotics Use
A $2 billion coalition of investment firms have issued an antibiotics report as leading financial institutions grow increasingly concerned that overuse of livestock drugs could hit profits.

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Why Trump Repealed the ‘Clean Water’ Rule
Fulfilling a campaign promise, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Feb. 28, ordering the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to roll back the Waters of the United States rule issued by the Obama administration. During the signing Trump called the order, also known as the Clean Water rule, “a massive power grab” and said EPA’s regulators are putting people “out of jobs by the hundreds of thousands.”

Paul Bredwell, vice president of environmental programs for the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, said the current rule is going to create issues with food security. “If we can’t have producers out there that have the ability to use their land, to produce poultry, to produce forage, grains and those kinds of things, clearly it’s going to be a burden on being able to provide a continued supply,” he said.

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USFRA Celebrates Ag Day at Press Club Event 3/21
American farmers and ranchers will be honored through the National Agriculture Day Celebration in Washington, D.C. Across the U.S., hundreds of organizations, companies and individuals will conduct activities and events to celebrate the accomplishments of American agriculture, and help inform the general public about the vital role agriculture plays in our society.

Join USFRA for this celebration at the Ag Day Press Club Event on Mar. 21, from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the National Press Club (Holeman Lounge Ballroom). USFRA is co-sponsoring a panel on Smart Farming: Producing Sustainable, Nutritious Food for Life with the National Agri-Marketing Association, National Association of Farm Broadcasting and American Agricultural Editors' Association. To register, click on the link below.

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Brazilian Beef and Poultry Industry Plunged into Major Scandal
Authorities in Brazil have suspended over 30 government officials in response to allegations that some of the country’s biggest meat processors have been “selling rotten beef and poultry for years”, according to the reports from the BBC. The BBC has said that “three meat processing plants have been closed and another 21 are under scrutiny.” While some of the meat produced by the factories is consumed domestically, much of it is exported to Europe. Brazil is currently the world’s largest exporter of red meat.

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EU to Block Any Firms Involved in Brazil Meat Scandal
The European Commission is monitoring meat imports from Brazil and any companies found to be involved in a meat scandal there will be denied access to the European Union market, a spokesman said. Brazilian police raided global meatpacking companies JBS SA (JBSS3.SA) and BRF SA (BRFS3.SA) as well as dozens of smaller rivals on Friday in a crackdown on alleged payments to health officials to conceal unsanitary conditions.

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Brazil: Poultry and Products Semi-Annual Report
Post forecasts broiler production to increase by four percent in 2017 to 13.4 million metric tons as a result of higher world demand for the Brazilian product. A small increase in domestic demand is also projected reflecting a cautious optimism with the recovery of the Brazilian economy year. Lower feed costs, mostly because of the record corn crop will likely improve profit margins this year in 2017.

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China: Poultry and Products Semi-Annual Report
In 2017, all facets of Chinese poultry will likely be affected by China’s response to continued Avian Influenza (AI) detections, both within China and overseas. In terms of production, despite the continued modernization of China’s production industry, these potential gains have been offset by China’s AI bans against key suppliers of grandparent stock (e.g., the United States and France). These bans have caused significant disruptions in domestic white-feathered poultry production that will likely continue to constrain production throughout 2017. In addition, outbreaks of AI in China among the human population have been linked to traditional live poultry markets, the most popular outlet for Chinese yellow-feathered poultry, leading to a number of bans on live poultry markets and lessening yellow-bird demand. Finally, because of the AI ban against the United States and many European broiler meat exports, poultry imports from a few South American countries and Poland have skyrocketed.

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Daily National Grain Market Report (Fri)
Compared to yesterday, corn, wheat, and sorghum traded higher, soybeans traded lower. Pressure from Brazil soybean harvest is keeping May soybean prices cheap. May wheat prices closed up 1/4 cent, support seen from dry conditions and forecast temps in the 90s for some parts of southwest plains.

*Wheat was mostly steady to 1 cents higher.
*Corn was mostly 1-2 cents higher.
*Sorghum was 2 3/4 cents higher.
*Soybeans were mostly 1 1/2 cents lower.

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

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Processed Eggs (Mon)
All prices are higher. Trade sentiment is steady to instances higher. Offerings and supplies are moderate. Demand is light. Schedules full-time. Market activity is slow.

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 33-36
Checks: Range 18-24, Mostly 21-23

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

The market on frozen 8-16 lb. hens and 16-24 lb. toms from 2017 production is steady for current deliveries. Demand light to moderate. Processor offerings of frozen 8-16 lb. hens and 16-24 lb. toms light to moderate from 2017 production and light on 16-24 lb. toms from 2016 production. Frozen Grade A basted equivalent processor offering prices on a national basis from 2017 production for hens are 98.00-104.00 cents FOB and 16-24 lb. toms 98.00-103.00 cents FOB for current deliveries. No trading reported.

The market on bulk parts was steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. Market on tom breast meat and destrapped tenderloins is steady to barely steady. Market on white trims is steady with scapula instances firm. Demand light to good. Offerings of white meat and white trims light to moderate.
The market on 4-8 lb. breasts is steady to barely steady. The thigh meat market is steady to barely steady. Demand light to moderate. Offerings light to moderate. The mechanically separated turkey market is steady to firm. Demand light to good. Offerings light to moderate. Trading slow.

EXPORT MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

Trading slow. The market is steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate.

Daily National Young Turkey Parts (Fri)
The market on bulk parts was a mixed steady. Demand and offerings light to good. Market on tom breast meat steady to weak, balance of fresh white meat steady, frozen steady to weak. Demand and offerings light to good. The market on thigh meat was steady to barely steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. Mechanically separated turkey (MST) was steady to firm. Demand and offerings light to good. Trading slow to moderate. For domestic: fresh wing meat 60cents, fresh full cut wings 35-37 cents, fresh tom necks 26 cents and scapula 92 cents delivered. For export: fresh tom necks 25 cents, fresh mechanically separated turkey 30 cents and frozen scapula 89 cents delivered to port or Border.

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