USPOULTRY Wire Archive - 4/21/2017

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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.


USPOULTRY Funded Research Identifies Potential Wooden Breast Syndrome Causes in Broilers
USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the University of Delaware in Newark, Del., in which researchers report a potential cause of wooden breast lesion in broilers. The research project is part of the Association’s comprehensive research program encompassing all phases of poultry and egg production and processing. A brief summary of the completed project is shown below. A complete report, along with information on other Association research, may be obtained by going to USPOULTRY’s website, www.uspoultry.org.

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Poultry and Egg Farm and Poultry Facilities Environmental Stewardship Highlighted in Observance of Earth Day
In observance of Earth Day, USPOULTRY is highlighting two videos from its series emphasizing environmental stewardship on poultry and egg farms and on poultry companies with exemplary performance at water reclamation. The two videos are of Riverhill Farms in Port Republic, Va., and Simmons Foods in Southwest City, Mo.

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Membership Spotlight: Eurofins Scientific
Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company which provides a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries. Eurofins believes it is the world leader in food, environment and pharmaceutical products testing and that it is also one of the global independent market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for agroscience, genomics, discovery pharmacology and for supporting clinical studies. In addition, Eurofins is one of the key emerging players in specialty clinical diagnostic testing in Europe and the USA.

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Tyson Foods Second Quarter Earnings Call Scheduled for May 8
Tyson Foods, Inc. will hold its fiscal second quarter 2017 earnings conference call Monday, May 8, at 9 a.m. Eastern (8 a.m. Central).

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IPPE Exhibitor Spotlight: Sealed Air
Sealed Air’s Food Care works with food packaging companies to create packaging and hygiene solutions that increase operational efficiency, extend shelf life and reduce resource use throughout the supply chain. In fact, their innovations can double the shelf life of foods like fresh pasta and extend that of meat from days to weeks. From farm to fork, Sealed Air’s technologies, innovative materials and proven equipment preserve nutrition while enhancing flavor and food safety. Their breakthroughs assure a growing world that hard-won harvests will not be lost and that our food supply will be more plentiful, safer and less wasteful.

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Hormel Foods Announces Pollinator Garden Expansion
Hormel Foods Corporation announced the expansion of its existing pollinator garden at its world headquarters in Austin, Minnesota.

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How Cargill is Addressing GMO Concerns and Looking to Asia for Growth: CEO
American agri-business Cargill has its sights set on moving up the food chain and focusing on the aquaculture and meat segments, with Asia expected to be a key market.

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Consumers Weigh in on How Farmers Treat the Earth
For those who farm, Earth Day is every day, said Terry Fleck, executive director of The Center for Food Integrity (CFI). Still, most consumers aren’t completely convinced that farmers are doing enough to protect Mother Earth, according to the latest CFI trust research.

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Robots March into Poultry Production
From bird health and welfare to building hygiene and processing, robots are showing their potential to participate in poultry production by carrying out a wide range of tasks that were previously carried out by farm or plant personnel.

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Campylobacter, Salmonella Led Bacterial Foodborne Illnesses in 2016
Campylobacter and Salmonella caused the most reported bacterial foodborne illnesses in 2016, according to preliminary data published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. CDC’s Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) report provides the most up-to-date information about foodborne illnesses in the United States.

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Target Has Sustainability in Its Sights
Target Corp. said it will overhaul some of its packaging as part of an ongoing commitment to sustainability. “We know our guests pay attention to packaging and its impact on the environment,” said Jennifer Silberman, Target’s chief sustainability officer. “When we provide them with thoughtfully designed, environmentally friendly packaging, we’re able to help them take another step toward sustainable living.”

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Daily National Grain Market Summary (Thu)
Compared to yesterday, grains traded lower while soybeans traded mixed. Weather factors caused much of the bearish pressure put on the market today as lighter rains in the forecast may allow corn planting to pick up the pace. Adding to the bearish tone, the Climate Prediction Center stated that it does not expect significant drought conditions for much of the central US for the next three months. The USDA reports last week corn export sales and shipments totaled 29.8 million bushels and 55 million bushels. Soybean sales and shipments totaled 7.8 and 15.8 million bushels.

Wheat was mostly 12-14 cents lower.
Corn was mostly 4 cents lower.
Sorghum was 7 cents lower.
Soybeans were 3 cents lower to 1 cents higher.

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

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Processed Eggs (Fri)
Prices are unchanged. Trade sentiment is steady. Offerings are light to moderate. Demand is moderate. Supplies are usually moderate. Schedules full-time. Market activity is slow to moderate.

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: 24-37, Mostly 35-37
Checks: Range 19-25, Mostly 22-24

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

The market on frozen 8-16 lb. hens and 16-24 lb. toms is mixed, mostly steady for current deliveries. Demand light. Processor offerings of frozen 8-16 lb. hens and 16-24 lb. toms light to moderate. Offerings of 2016 production very light to light from processors and resales. Frozen Grade A basted equivalent processor offering prices on a national basis from 2017 production for hens are 95.00-103.00 cents FOB and 16-24 lb. toms 95.00-103.00 cents FOB for current deliveries. Trading slow for current deliveries on frozen basted equivalent 16-24 lb. toms at 95-101 cents fob from 2017 production.

The market on tom breast meat is generally steady and destrapped tenderloins at best. The market on white trims is steady to firm on scapula with the balance of white trims about steady. Demand light to moderate. Offerings of white meat mixed, mostly moderate. White trim offerings are light to moderate with scapula held with the most confidence. The market on institutional sized breasts is steady to weak, mostly steady. Demand light to moderate. Offerings light to moderate, instances moderately heavy. The market on tom full-cut wings is steady to barely steady, balance of tom bulk parts steady. Demand light to moderate, best on tom necks and drums. Offerings light to moderate. The thigh meat market is steady to barely steady. Demand light to moderate. Offerings moderate. The mechanically separated turkey is steady to firm, mostly steady. Demand moderate to good. Offerings light to moderate. Trading slow.

EXPORT MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

Trading slow. The market is steady at best. Demand light to moderate, instances good. Offerings light to mostly moderate.

Daily National Young Turkey Parts (Thu)
The market on bulk parts was generally steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The market on fresh and frozen tom breast meat steady to barely steady, balance of white meat steady, except scapula steady to firm. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The market on thigh meat was steady to barely steady. Demand light. Offerings light to moderate. Mechanically separated turkey (MST) was steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. Trading slow. For domestic: frozen grade A breast non basted 10-16 lbs. 145 cents, 18-22 lbs 140 cents and frozen tails 28 cents delivered.

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