USPOULTRY Wire Archive - 7/12/2018

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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.


Industry Education Recruitment Funding Applications Now Being Accepted by the USPOULTRY Foundation
The USPOULTRY Foundation is now accepting applications from colleges and universities for the Industry Education Recruitment Funding program. The funding supports student recruitment at colleges and universities that cultivate careers in the poultry and egg industry. The deadline to submit an application is Aug. 15.

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Membership Spotlight: Andritz Feed and Biofuel
Andritz is a unique company with the ability to manufacture and supply each and every machine in the feed pelleting line. With an in-depth knowledge of each key process, they can supply a compatible and homogeneous solution, from raw material intake to finished feed bulk loading.

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James L. Adams Named Poultry Science Distinguished Alumnus
James L. Adams, retired from The Wenger Group, was honored by Penn State's Department of Animal Science with its 2018 Poultry Science Distinguished Alumnus award. Adams retired as vice chair of the board of directors of The Wenger Group in March, 2018 and had served as former chief executive officer, chief operating officer and chief marketing officer for Wenger's Feed Mill, Inc., Rheems, Pa.

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IPE Exhibitor Spotlight: IDEXX
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., a member of the S&P 500, is a leader in pet healthcare innovation, serving practicing veterinarians around the world with a broad range of diagnostic and information technology-based products and services. Headquartered in southern Maine, they conduct operations through more than 70 locations around the world and serves customers in more than 175 countries.

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Just BARE Renews Commitment to Healthy Living with 2018 Sponsorships
Pilgrim’s® is pleased to announce that Just BARE® chicken, its brand of premium, all natural chicken dedicated to providing good food for more people, has renewed its commitment to healthy lifestyles by continuing its long-standing sponsorships with two community partners: The Life Time Tri Minneapolis and Roots for the Home Team. Just BARE supports initiatives focused on healthy living, hunger relief, community enrichment and environmental protection.

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California's Restrictive Egg Law Invites Retaliation by Other States
To the editor: The Times Editorial Board’s opposition to Rep. Steve King’s (R-Iowa) farm bill amendment to revoke California’s ban on the sale of regular eggs shows a misunderstanding of the benefits of free trade. California law bans the sale of eggs from any farms that don’t meet California’s unique standards. This has a real economic impact on farmers in other states who have to spend millions to change their operations, and also Californians who face fewer choices and higher egg prices. It also sets a dangerous precedent for other states to hit back.

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Federal Funding Powers Development of Waste-to-Energy Technology for Poultry Farmers
A Baltimore startup that spun out of research at Morgan State University is looking to turn poultry litter into power for farmers. Cykloburn Technologies is developing a low-emission combustion system that converts biomass into energy. CEO Rob Meissner said the technology is being designed as an option for poultry farmers who use chicken litter as fertilizer.

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Save the Date: 2018 Sustainable Ag Summit, Nov. 14 - 15
Host partners, Field to Market and the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, with convening partners, the National Pork Board, the Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops, the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, are excited to bring you the fourth annual Sustainable Agriculture Summit. Engage with more than 500 food and agricultural supply chain leaders and experts committed to driving change in agricultural sustainability at the fourth annual Sustainable Agriculture Summit on Nov. 14-15, in Denver, Colo. Registration opens soon.

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Four Major Food Companies Launch Sustainable Food Policy Alliance to Drive Progress in U.S. Public Policies that Shape What People Eat
Four of the nation's largest food companies have launched the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance, a new organization focused on driving progress in public policies that shape what people eat and how it impacts their health, communities, and the planet. Founding member companies include Danone North America; Mars, Incorporated; Nestlé USA; and Unilever United States.

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Brazil Mulls WTO Complaint over China Poultry, Sugar Barriers
Brazil will study whether to file a formal complaint at the World Trade Organization over Chinese barriers to Brazilian chicken and sugar, the government said. China imposed duties on imports of Brazilian sugar in May 2017 and forced importers of Brazilian chicken to pay deposits for shipments starting in June 2018, saying a surge in imports had substantially damaged its local industry.

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EU: Discussing Modern Poultry Farming Systems—Insights into Citizen's Lay Theories
A growing public concern, especially about animal welfare problems in poultry farming systems in the EU, has been addressed by numerous (mostly quantitative) studies. However, in-depth research about the underlying reasons for the lack of acceptance concerning modern poultry farming is rare. Debates on animal welfare are often polarized. Thus, this study involved eight exploratory focus group discussions in four German cities.

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Broiler Hatchery
Broiler-Type Eggs Set in the United States up Three Percent
Hatcheries in the United States weekly program set 232 million eggs in incubators during the week ending July 7, up three percent from a year ago. Average hatchability for chicks hatched during the week in the United States was 83 percent. Average hatchability is calculated by dividing chicks hatched during the week by eggs set three weeks earlier.

Broiler-Type Chicks Placed in the United States up Two Percent
Broiler growers in the United States weekly program placed 186 million chicks for meat production during the week ending July 7, up two percent from a year ago. Cumulative placements from the week ending Jan. 6, through July 7, for the United States were 4.96 billion. Cumulative placements were up two percent from the same period a year earlier.

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Daily National Grain Market Summary (Wed)
Compared to yesterday, cash bids for wheat, corn, and soybeans and sorghum were lower. Grains were pressured by dry conditions across the corn belt, as well as the $200 billion worth of tariffs U.S has proposed against China recently.

*Corn was 4 3/4 to 7 3/4 cents lower.
*Wheat was 10 to 24 cents lower.
*Soybeans were 20 3/4 to 22 3/4 lower.
*Sorghum was 13 1/4 cents lower.

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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 (Thu)
Prices are unchanged. The undertone is steady to lower. Demand is mostly moderate. Offerings are in a full range of light to heavy, with light weight breaking stock in the longest position. Supplies are 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: 57-61, Mostly 57-60
Checks: Range 41-49, Mostly 44-49

Daily Southern States Broiler/Fryer Parts (Thu)
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 (Thu)
Prices are trending at least steady for wings and steady to weak for boneless skinless breasts. Dark meat cuts are steady and steady at best for tenders. Trucklot buying activity is light approaching the weekend as dealers saw no need to extend floor stocks beyond normal commitments. Offerings of wings are light to moderate and moving well, especially jumbo sizes. Boneless skinless breast are available and dark meat cuts mostly moderate for current needs. Tenders are moderate to heavy and noted as slightly more available than earlier in the week. Market activity is slow to moderate.

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

The market on frozen 8-16 lb. hens and 16-24 lb. toms is steady with spot unsettledness noted. Demand 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 from 2018 production for 8-16 lb. hens are 73.00-84.00 cents FOB and 16-24 lb. toms 74.00-86.00 cents FOB for current deliveries. No trading reported.

The market on tom breast meat and scapula steady to firm with fresh strongest, balance of white meat and trims steady with a steady to firm undertone. Demand on fresh tom breast meat moderate to sometimes good, balance of fresh white meats and white trims moderate. Demand on frozen white meat and trims is light to moderate. Offerings very light to moderate. The market on 4-8 lb. and institutional sized bone-in breasts is mostly steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The market on tom drums is mostly steady; tom full-cut wings steady to firm; tom necks steady to instances weak; tom 2-joint wings and tails steady to weak. Demand light to moderate. Offerings light to moderate, instances moderately heavy. The market on thigh meat is steady with a steady to barely steady undertone. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The mechanically separated turkey market is generally steady with fresh instances weak in response to trading reported at lower prices. Demand light to moderate. Offerings moderate to instances moderately heavy. Trading slow.

EXPORT MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

Trading slow. The market is mostly steady with a weaker undertone noted on thigh meat. Demand and offerings light to moderate.

Daily National Young Turkey Parts (Wed)
The market on bulk parts was steady, with tom two joint wings steady to weak. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The market on fresh white meat and white trims is steady to firm, frozen mixed. Demand and offerings on white meat and trims light to moderate. Thigh meat market is steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. Mechanically separated turkey (MST) is steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. For domestic: frozen tails 62-63 cents, fresh MST 20 cents pet food and frozen grade A breast non-basted 10-22 lbs 115 cents delivered.

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