USPOULTRY Wire Archive - 6/13/2018

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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.


USPOULTRY Foundation Awards $7,100 Student Recruiting Grant to Tennessee Tech University
The USPOULTRY Foundation awarded a student recruiting grant to Tennessee Technological University. The $7,100 grant will be used to recruit students into the university’s poultry program.

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Membership Spotlight: AFCO / ZEP
Since 1855, AFCO / ZEP has been working with leaders across the food, beverage and hospitality industries to help them improve their programs, their processes and their profits. They are full-service process management partners providing expertise, process and equipment solutions plus hands-on support throughout all areas of cleaning, sanitizing, water management, food manufacturing and food safety to help their clients meet their needs efficiently and cost-effectively.

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Wageningen Bioveterinary Research and Ceva Form Strategic Alliance to Counter Global Threat of Emerging and Re-Emerging Diseases
Wageningen Bioveterinary Research (WBVR) and Ceva Santé Animale (Ceva) announced a new collaboration to develop veterinary vaccines for the control of (re)emerging infectious animal diseases, such as Rift Valley fever and influenza. With an estimated 75 percent of emerging human infectious diseases originating from animal reservoirs, this new research and development platform provides an excellent example of how the public and private sectors can work together.

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IPE Exhibitor Spotlight: Prince Industries
Prince Industries is a global manufacturer with facilities in the U.S. and China. They offer an array of services that are completely integrated, allowing customers to design and manufacture products at globally competitive prices.

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Smith County to Help Sanderson Farms with Water Infrastructure Needs
Smith County, Texas, officials are moving forward with a grant to help Sanderson Farms, a company planning to open three locations in the Tyler area early next year. The Smith County Commissioners Court is seeking money from the Texas Department of Agriculture to create a backup water supply system for the company's processing plant, which is under construction.

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Hormel Foods CEO: Non-Meat Proteins Good for Business
Hormel Foods CEO Jim Snee’s presentation during the dbAccess Global Consumer Conference offered a lot of information about the diversified food company that is also the parent company of Jennie-O Turkey Store and Spam. But at the same time, it left me with many questions concerning the direction the company will be taking in the future.

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Perdue Farms Diversity and Inclusion Forum Features Teen Activist Marley Dias
More than 100 Perdue Farms leaders and managers gathered for the company’s first Diversity and Inclusion Forum, which included a keynote address by Marley Dias, the 13-year-old teen activist whose #1000BlackGirlBooks social media campaign went viral in 2015.

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Searching Sediment for Signs of Avian Influenza
A partnership including the BC Ministry of Agriculture, BC Centre for Disease Control Public Health Laboratory and Univ. of British Columbia has produced a new approach to surveillance for avian influenza viruses that uses a genomics-based test to identify and characterize AI viruses in wetland sediments.

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Study of Animal Personality, Mood to Give New Welfare Insights
New research exploring the moods and personalities of farm animals is being seen as an opportunity to better understand and enhance their welfare, according to an announcement from New Zealand's AgResearch.

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U.S. Pursues Action on Poultry, Beef, Biotech Crops in China Trade Talks: Official
U.S. officials pressed China on issues related to poultry, beef and biotechnology in recent trade talks, a U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary said, highlighting some of Washington’s priorities in the negotiations. The United States and China have threatened tit-for-tat tariffs on goods worth up to $150 billion each as part of the conflict, in which U.S. President Donald Trump seeks to close the $335 billion annual U.S. goods and services trade deficit with China.

For agricultural products, the United States focused on policy and regulatory issues in the talks, including “access for poultry, languishing biotechnology trait approvals” and other topics, said Ted McKinney, USDA Under Secretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs, on a conference call with reporters.

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Germany Recalls Eggs from Netherlands Due to Fipronil
Eggs from an organic laying hen farm in the Netherlands were sampled in the German city of Vechta and found to contain 0.014; 0.019 and 0.007 mb/kg fipronil. The maximum permitted level according to EU regulations is 0.005 mg/kg.

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Weekly Weather Crop Bulletin
Showers were most numerous across the northern U.S., with a few areas in the upper Midwest receiving excessive rainfall (locally two to six inches) on June 9-10. Parts of the South, mainly from Texas to Florida, also received locally heavy rain. However, the scattered nature of the Southern showers, along with near- or above-normal temperatures, led to continuing crop stress in portions of the south-central U.S. In fact, early-season heat continued across a broad area of the country. Notably, weekly temperatures averaged as much as 10°F above normal in many locations from the Four Corners States to the northern Plains.

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Daily National Grain Market Summary (Tue)
Compared to yesterday, cash bids for wheat, corn, and soybeans were higher. Corn and soybean futures were likely boosted by lower-than-expected ending stock estimates from the USDA. Wheat futures soared likely due to a reduction in Russia’s wheat crop estimate.

*Wheat was mostly 2 3/4 to 20 cents higher.
*Corn was 10 1/4 to 15 1/4 cents higher.
*Soybeans were a 1/4 to 4 1/4 cents higher.

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

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Processed Eggs (Wed)
Prices are unchanged. Trade sentiment is steady. Offerings are moderate. Demand is in a full range of light to fairly good. Supplies are moderate to fully adequate. 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: 59-61
Checks: Range: 41-49, Mostly 44-49

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 are trending steady to instances firm for tenders; steady for breast items and wings. Dark meat cuts are steady to weak for dark meat cuts. Trucklot buying activity is light to moderate for midweek trading as dealers limited orders to regular commitments. Offerings of breast cuts are light to moderate; wings and dark meat cuts are fully sufficient with leg items available. 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 16-24 lb. toms from 2018 production is steady for prompt deliveries. Demand light. 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 76.00-84.00 cents FOB and 16-24 lb. toms 76.00-86.00 cents FOB for current deliveries. No trading reported.

The market on bulk parts is mixed, generally steady, with tom two joints and tails weak. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The market on white meat and white trims steady. Demand and offering light to moderate. The market on thigh meat is steady to barely steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The mechanically separated turkey (MST) market is steady to instances weak. Demand and offerings light to moderate. Trading for parts slow to moderate.

EXPORT MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

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

Daily National Young Turkey Parts (Tue)
The market on bulk parts was a mixed steady, with tom two joints and tails weak. Demand and offerings light to moderate. White meat and white trim market is steady, instances firm. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The thigh meat market is steady to barely steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. Mechanically separated turkey (MST) steady to barely steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. For domestic: fresh wing meat 74 cents delivered. For export: frozen scapula 115 cents delivered to border.

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