USPOULTRY Wire Archive - 5/22/2019

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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.


2019 USPOULTRY Hatchery-Breeder Clinic to Focus on Best Practices and Performance Efficiencies
Everyone knows the saying…behind every successful poultry operation is an equally successful hatchery-breeder management strategy. USPOULTRY’s 2019 Hatchery-Breeder Clinic will offer a look at industry updates, best practices, biosecurity challenges and other topics related to chick quality. The annual Clinic, sponsored by USPOULTRY, will be held July 9 – 10, at the Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Membership Spotlight: Lockton Companies
Although Lockton is the world’s largest privately held independent insurance broker, their clients describe their team members as people who care about their customer’s business. Energy, innovation and deep expertise fuel Lockton’s efforts to solve problems and achieve real results. At Lockton, they are passionate about serving their clients, developing their associates and giving back to their communities. They harness all their global resources to do one thing: help their customers make their business better.

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Hormel Foods Corporation Declares Quarterly Dividend
Hormel Foods Corporation, a global branded food company, announced that its quarterly dividend on the common stock, authorized by the Board of Directors at 21 cents ($0.21) a share on May 21, 2019, will be paid Aug. 15, 2019, to stockholders of record at the close of business on July 15, 2019.

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IPPE Exhibitor Spotlight: CVP Systems (Middleby Corporation)
Middleby Corporation’s unique processing and packaging technology has a proven success record. Their modified atmosphere packaging machinery equipment is used throughout the meat, poultry and produce industries and offers a flexible design with 80 percent of components being standard across all models. Middleby’s CVP systems are the perfect solution to your packaging needs.

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Darling Ingredients Inc. Reports First Quarter 2019 Financial Results
Darling Ingredients Inc., a global developer and producer of sustainable natural ingredients from edible and inedible bio-nutrients, creating a wide range of ingredients and customized specialty solutions for customers in the pharmaceutical, food, pet food, feed, industrial, fuel, bioenergy, and fertilizer industries, today announced financial results for the 2019 first quarter ended March 30, 2019.

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Perdue Foods Harvest Operations in Lewiston Earns NC Department of Labor Safety Awards
Associates at the Perdue Foods harvest operations in Eastern North Carolina have received five workplace safety awards from the North Carolina Department of Labor. The more than 1,875 associates at the Lewiston-Woodville, N.C., operation were recognized for working more than 4.3 million consecutive hours without an Occupational Safety and Health Administration lost-time injury from Dec. 1, 2017 to Jan. 13, 2019.

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Rabobank: Restaurant Food Costs - What Does ASF Mean for Protein Prices in the US?
Rabobank expects food costs in the US to increase in the second half of the year, as protein prices are impacted by stronger export demand following the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak. Pork and chicken prices will be the most impacted. Beef will be the last to see increases materialize, but QSR patty prices are expected to be the most vulnerable component. If a trade agreement with China were to be brokered, price increases would be faster and steeper.

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How Poultry Producers Can Stay Ahead of Animal Activists
Today’s food consumers have access to endless information — and misinformation. With activism against farms and food companies on the rise, and activists leveraging digital media to their advantage, it is more important than ever for the food industry to stand up and tell its own story. Poultry companies have valuable, impactful stories that can help them connect with consumers and address concerns about food production. Producers must be accessible and transparent to build and maintain consumers’ trust in their work.

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A Few Tools to Improve Brooding, Not Antibiotic Alternatives, Are Key to NE Prevention
In the UK, antibiotics used for improving feed conversion and growth rate were withdrawn almost overnight in the late 1990s. The move was driven partly by competitive “one-upmanship” between industry players and partly by retail pressures on the supply chain. The immediate effect was a steep rise in cases of NE across the majority of broilers produced, usually between 18 and 26 days of age and often coinciding with maximum coccidial shedding. Alternative products, such as feed additives that are supposed to enhance gut health, did little to quell the problem.

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Using Infrared Thermography for Evaluating BCO Lameness
Lameness has been reported to affect up to 1 percent of all market weight broilers and bacterial chondronecrosis with osteomyelitis (BCO) is a leading cause. A study at the university of Arkansas used infrared thermography to detect localized areas of increased heat production due to inflammation.

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Effective Health Strategies in the Poultry Industry
One of the major limiting factors to successful performance in the poultry industry is the impact of disease on poultry production. Effective health strategies focus on the principle that prevention is better than cure. Animal owners have a responsibility to understand and meet the health and welfare needs of their animals. In the poultry sector the prevention of disease not only improves the welfare of the animals but can also provide economic benefits.

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Chickens and Eggs
April Egg Production Up 5 Percent

United States egg production totaled 9.34 billion during April 2019, up 5 percent from last year. Production included 8.18 billion table eggs, and 1.17 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.08 billion were broiler-type and 87.1 million were eggtype. The average number of layers during April 2019 totaled 403 million, up 3 percent from last year. April egg production per 100 layers was 2,318 eggs, up 2 percent from April 2018.

All layers in the United States on May 1, 2019 totaled 402 million, up 2 percent from last year. The 402 million layers consisted of 339 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 59.4 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.59 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on May 1, 2019, averaged 77.2 eggs per 100 layers, up 2 percent from May 1, 2018.

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Daily Grain Review
All prices are reported in dollars/bushel, except soybean and corn oil is in cents/lb. and soybean meal is in dollars/ton.

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

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Processed Eggs (Wed)
Breaking stock prices are lower with checks and undergrade prices unchanged. Trade sentiment is about steady. Offerings and supplies are moderate to instances heavy. Demand is light to moderate. Schedules full-time to longer. 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: Range: 15-19
Checks: Range: 2-6, Mostly: 2-5

Daily Southern States Broiler/Fryer Parts
FOB dock or equivalent, iced-packed, prices shown are day of shipment (includes current and prior negotiations), truck lot and less than truck lot volume, cents per pound.

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Daily Northeast Broiler/Fryer Parts as of 11:30
Prices are trending steady to firm for dark meat items; steady for wings and breast cuts. Trucklot buying activity is moderate during mid-week trading as dealers began to place orders for the approaching holiday weekend. Offerings of dark meat items, especially leg cuts are closely cleared. Wings and tenders are moderate and other breast cuts mostly moderate to instances heavy for current needs. Shipping availability was somwhat problematic as seasonal trucking demand in production areas are strong. Market activity is slow to moderate.

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

The market on frozen 8-16 lb. hens and 16-24lb. toms is steady with a steady for current shipments and steady to firm for deferred. Demand light to moderate, mostly light. 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 81.00-91.00 cents FOB and 16-24 lb. toms 81.00-91.00 cents FOB for current deliveries. No trading reported.

The market on tom breast meat and destrapped tenderloins is steady. The market on white trims is steady to firm. Demand and offerings of white meat and white trims light to moderate. The market on Grade A 4-8 lb. bone-in breasts is steady at best. The institutional sized bone-in breasts market is generally steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The hen and tom bulk parts market is steady to firm. Demand mostly light to moderate. Offerings very light to moderate, mostly very light to light. The thigh meat market is steady to mostly firm. Demand mostly moderate to good. Offerings very light to light with some starting see offerings from other countries in response to the higher domestic asking prices. The mechanically separated turkey (MST) market is steady to firm. Demand light to mostly moderate. Offerings light. Trading slow.

EXPORT MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

Trading slow to moderate. The market is steady to firm. Demand light to good, mostly moderate. Offerings light to moderate with supplies generally held with confidence.

Daily National Young Turkey Parts (Tue)
The market on bulk parts is steady, instances firm. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The market on white meat and white trims is steady to instances firm, fresh and frozen tom breast meat, undertone is steady to weak. Demand light. Offerings moderate. The thigh meat market is firm. Demand moderate to good. Offerings light. Mechanically separated turkey (MST) market is steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. Trading slow to moderate. For domestic: fresh tom necks 31 cents delivered.

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In Memoriam: Dr. Carm Parkhurst
NC State University’s Prestage Department of Poultry Science lost an award-winning teacher, advisor and colleague on May 19, when Professor Emeritus Carm Parkhurst passed away.

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