USPOULTRY Wire Archive - 4/16/2018

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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.


Applications Being Accepted for Poultry Industry Safety Recognition Awards; Application Deadline April 20
The Joint Poultry Industry Safety Award Program is accepting applications from poultry industry facilities with outstanding safety programs. The program is open to National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association members with poultry processing plants, further processing facilities, egg processing plants, hatcheries, feed mills and rendering facilities that, through the implementation of innovative and effective programs, have injury and illness rates below the industry average for three consecutive years. The application deadline for the 2018 awards is this Friday, April 20.

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Rose Acre Farms Recalls Shell Eggs Due to Possible Health Risk
Through an abundance of caution Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Ind., is voluntarily recalling 206,749,248 eggs because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup. The eggs were distributed from the farm in Hyde County, N.C., and reached consumers in the following states: Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia through retail stores and restaurants via direct delivery.

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Bell & Evans to Invest $260 Million to Build Poultry Harvesting Facility
U.S. poultry production company Bell & Evans is set to invest $260 million to build a new poultry harvesting facility in Pennsylvania. The new 560,000-square-foot facility will have four processing lines, each capable of housing 600,000 birds a week, which will then be processed at the company’s poultry processing site in Bethel Township.

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Diamond V at 75: New Manufacturing Facility Springing Up
As the structural steel rises at Diamond V’s South Plant 2, the company’s vision of global growth brings greatly expanded manufacturing capacity. Construction on Diamond V’s 97,000 square foot plant expansion resumed with the spring weather at the corporate campus and global headquarters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The initial investment in the expansion — announced in 2016 — is $30 million. When all phases of the expansion are complete, the total cost is expected to exceed $70 million.

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Perdue Farms Commemorates 50th Anniversary of PERDUE® Branded Chicken
Fifty years ago, the introduction of PERDUE® branded chicken forever transformed the chicken business and went on to make history. On Friday, April 13, Perdue Farms commemorated the 50th anniversary of the PERDUE® brand at the hometown Salisbury processing plant that produced those very first chickens.

“Before we processed our first chicken here, dad asked customers what they wanted, and the people working in this plant delivered on those expectations,” said Jim Perdue, chairman and advertising spokesperson. “Today is a celebration of a brand and a plant, but also a reaffirmation of the promise to keep listening and responding to what consumers and customers expect from us.”

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APHIS Proposes Changes to National Poultry Improvement Plan
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has proposed multiple amendments to the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP), including changes to committee participation and testing procedures for avian influenza, typhoid and other diseases. Public comments will be accepted through May 9.

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Pirbright Research to Boost Vaccine Production
Scientists at The Pirbright Institute have received money which will enable research into boosting vaccine yields by up to ten fold. The funding was awarded by the Livestock Vaccine Innovation Fund which is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), Global Affairs Canada (GAC) and Canada’s International Development Research Centre. Numerous vaccines are produced in hen’s eggs or cell lines, but the amount that can be produced is limited by the immune responses that prevent replication of vaccine viruses. The funding will enable previous research carried out by the Genetics and Genomics group at Pirbright to be continued.

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Resistant Starch Can Play Big Role in Pig and Poultry Gut Health: Review
A potential candidate in the hunt for effective alternatives to in-feed antibiotics in pig and poultry feed is resistant starch (RS) due to its prebiotic effect, say the authors of a review in Animal Nutrition.

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EU Could Expand Ban to Poultry from Brazil's BRF – Report
The European Union is likely to expand a ban on poultry imports processed by Brazil's BRF SA (BRFS3.SA), the world's largest chicken exporter, according to a local newspaper report. The EU currently does not allow the entrance in the bloc of chicken processed in three of BRF plants in Brazil, that were targets of an investigation by Brazilian authorities related to alleged actions by BRF management to escape food safety checks.

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Mexico Announces New Corn and Sorghum Support Programs
On April 3, Mexico published four notices announcing incentive programs intended to address an oversupply of corn in certain parts of the country, as well as some storage problems, damaged infrastructure due to the earthquakes in September 2017, and a decline in prices of corn and sorghum. In particular, the incentives target corn used for starch and human consumption in the Bajio region, yellow corn produced in Chiapas, and sorghum harvested in Oaxaca in the 2017 spring-summer crop cycle.

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Daily National Grain Market Summary (Fri)
Compared to yesterday, cash bids for wheat, soybeans, and corn were lower, while sorghum was not quoted today. Friday's weather map was active with another winter storm forming in the northwestern Plains, threatening blizzard conditions as far south as northwestern Kansas and bringing more rain across the central and Eastern Corn Belt this weekend. While the fundamental situation remains bullish for soybean prices outside the U.S., here within the U.S., the outlook is neutral. U.S. soybean exports are down 13 percent from a year ago, but have a chance to improve as Brazil's higher prices suggest tight supplies down South. The outlook for winter wheat remains bearish with most of the world off to a good start.

*Corn was 1 1/2 to 8 1/2 cents lower.
*Sorghum was not quoted today.
*Soybeans were 1 1/2 to 11 1/2 cents lower.
*Wheat was 1 1/2 to 11 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)
Prices are steady. The undertone is steady. Offerings are light to moderate. Supplies are moderate. Demand is light to moderate. Schedules full-time. Market activity is 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: 76-79
Checks: Range: 59-67, Mostly 62-67

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 tenders; steady for most dark meat cuts and steady to mostly weak for wings. Boneless skinless breasts are steady at best. Trucklot buying activity is light as dealers assess market conditions entering the week. Offerings of tenders are in close balance to tight with premiums noted; dark meat cuts are sufficient and wings available and competitively priced. Boneless skinless breast are moderate to heavy for current needs. Market activity is slow to moderate.

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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 2018 production is steady for current deliveries and steady to firm for deferred. 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 2018 production trading reported. Trading very slow on 2017 production Grade A basted equivalent 16-24 lb. toms at 64 cents FOB for current deliveries.

The market on white meat items is steady to firm with prices trending higher on fresh tom breast meat for current deliveries some fresh tom breast meat reported at higher levels for June-August shipments. The market on white trims is steady with a steady to firm undertone. Demand on white meat items is moderate to good with fresh tom breast meat the most active. Demand on white trims moderate to good with some seeing increased demand on wing meat with skin. Offerings light to moderate. The market on 4-8 lb. breasts is steady with a sometimes weak undertone. The institutional sized breasts market is steady. Demand light to instances moderate. Offerings light to moderate. The market on frozen tom bulk parts is generally steady with necks weakest. Demand light to moderate with fresh tom drums the most active. Offerings light to moderate. The market on thigh meat is mostly steady. Demand moderate to good on fresh thigh meat while frozen is light to moderate. Offerings light to moderate. The mechanically separated turkey market is generally steady. Demand moderate to good. Offerings light. Trading slow to moderate.

EXPORT MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

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

Daily National Young Turkey Parts (Fri)
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 firm. Demand good. Offerings light to moderate. Thigh meat market is steady, instances firm on fresh. Demand and offerings light to moderate. Market on mechanically separated turkey is steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. Trading slow to moderate. For domestic: fresh wing meat 71 cents, fresh scapula 110 cents, fresh MST 28 cents pet food, body chopping skins 39 cents, frozen grade A non-basted breast 14-16 lbs.120 cents and 16-18 lbs. 115 cents delivered. For export: frozen tom necks 35 cents delivered to port.

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