USPOULTRY Wire Archive - 7/12/2019

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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 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry to Address Social Accountability, Ergonomics, Emergency Response and More
The poultry industry is constantly affected by change, innovation and growth. However, one thing is certain – employee safety will always remain a top priority. On an annual basis, poultry and egg industry safety professionals meet at the National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry to learn best practices and discuss how to ensure that the safety needs of their employees are met. This year’s Conference is scheduled for Aug. 12-14 at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, Florida. The conference is sponsored by the Georgia Tech Research Institute/ATRP and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association.

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Membership Spotlight: Nova-Tech Engineering, LLC
Through innovative process automation technology, Nova-Tech manufactures and engineers robotics systems that serve the agricultural industry across the globe. Headquartered on the beautiful and historic MinnWest Technology campus in Willmar, Minnesota, Nova-Tech employs gifted individuals who are passionate about adding value to cross-functional teams and creating revolutionary solutions that advance their customers’ ability to feed the world.

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Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation to Host Second Quarter 2019 Earnings Call on Aug. 1
Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation announced that it will host its second quarter 2019 earnings conference call and webcast on Thursday, Aug. 1, at 7 a.m. MT (9 a.m. ET). Prepared remarks regarding the company’s financial and operational results will be followed by a question and answer period with Pilgrim’s executive management team.

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IPPE Exhibitor Spotlight: Nutec Manufacturing Inc.
Nutec offers a complete line of high-quality food forming and depositing systems, specifically designed for the meat, poultry and food industries. All Nutec equipment is properly sized to meet the needs of today and the future. With usable fill widths from 6" to 40", they have the proper machinery to match any requirement.

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Darling Ingredients Opens Organic Fertilizer Plant in Nebraska
Darling Ingredients Inc. announced the opening on July 1, of its third organic fertilizer production facility in Fremont, Nebraska. The facility is located on a 10-acre site and has the ability to produce 35,000 tons of Nature Safe Natural & Organic Fertilizers annually.

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Tyson Foods FarmCheck Broiler Auditing Program Receives Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization (PAACO) Certification
Tyson Foods announced that its FarmCheck® Program for broiler chickens received certification from the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization (PAACO). The FARMCHECK program is a third-party animal welfare auditing program that ensures that livestock and poultry suppliers for Tyson Foods are evaluated and monitored for important animal welfare criteria including housing and environment, proper human-animal interaction, transportation and harvest processes. The FarmCheck broiler audit program was reviewed by a 3rd party review team and certified in meeting or exceeding PAACO standards for animal welfare audits.

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Changing Role of Poultry Nutritionist in a Changing Industry
Reflecting back on 30 years of working in the poultry industry as nutritionists, it is clear to see that some of the biggest changes that have occurred have mostly been due to the improvements in the ability to measure and the industries response to changes in consumer’s relationships with their food sources and how they relate to them.

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Water Quality: No Room for Error in NAE Flocks
Most US poultry producers make sure contract growers have a drinking-water supply that meets bird needs. Generally, they require minimum water flow rates from wells or community water systems. Few producers, however — if any — have recommended water-quality standards for their flocks.

This was the case in the early 1980s when I was a broiler service technician in southwest Arkansas, and it’s still true today. Even though water is the most important nutrient for chickens and despite the fact that chickens consume basically twice as much water as feed, water receives the least attention. As long as there’s enough water when chickens want a drink, we give little thought to water quality.

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Canadian Government Invests in Ontario's Chicken Industry
The governments of Canada and Ontario are supporting a project that will build and strengthen the capacity for the chicken industry to effectively and humanely manage chickens in emergency situations. The governments have committed up to $350,873 in cost-share funding to the Chicken Farmers of Ontario, working alongside the Ontario Broiler Hatching Egg and Chicken Commission and the Association of Ontario Chicken Processors under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership). This project will deliver a third-party service that ensures chickens are handled in a humane manner during emergency situations such as a disease outbreak or barn damage from fire or extreme weather.

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World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates
LIVESTOCK, POULTRY AND DAIRY: The 2019 red meat and poultry production forecast is raised from last month as higher forecast pork and broiler production more than offsets lower beef and turkey production forecasts. The beef production forecast is reduced primarily on lighter carcass weights and slightly lower third-quarter steer and heifer slaughter. USDA will release the Cattle report on July 19th, providing a mid-year estimate of U.S. cattle inventory as well as producer intentions regarding retention of heifers for beef cow replacement. Forecast pork production is raised from last month on higher-than-expected second-quarter commercial hog slaughter. In addition, the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report, released on June 27th, indicated a first-half pig crop 4 percent above 2018 which supported a higher second-half production forecast. Second-quarter broiler production is raised on slaughter data, but no change is made to the outlying quarters. Turkey production is lowered slightly on second-quarter production data.

For 2020, the red meat and poultry production forecast is raised on higher forecast pork production. Although producers indicated intentions to farrow about the same number of sows in the second half of 2019, growth in pigs per litter will help support higher numbers of pigs for slaughter in 2020. Beef, broiler, and turkey forecasts are unchanged from the previous month.

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Crop Production
This monthly report contains crop production data for the U.S., including acreage, area harvested, and yield. Wheat, fruits, nuts, and hops are the specific crops included in the report, but data on planted and harvested crop area are also included. There is also a strong focus on maple syrup, as the report details production, value, season dates, and percent of sales by type. The report also contains a monthly weather summary, a monthly agricultural summary, and an analysis of precipitation and the degree of departure from the normal precipitation map for the month.

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

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Processed Eggs (Fri)
Breaking stock prices are mixed with checks and undergrades lower. Trade sentiment is barely steady to lower. Offerings are moderate to heavy. Demand and 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: Range: 21-23
Checks: Range: 5-9, Mostly: 5-8

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 continue to trend steady to firm for dark meat items; steady to weak for wings and mostly weak for boneless skinless breasts. Trucklot buying activity improved slightly under normal weekend demand but still noted as light overall. Offerings of dark meat items are clearing satisfactorily; wings are moderate to heavy and boneless skinless breast available with light movement. Market activity is slow to moderate.

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

The market on frozen 8-16 lb. hens and 16-24lb. toms is steady for current shipments and steady to firm for deferred. Demand light to moderate. 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 85.00-91.00 cents FOB and 16-24 lb. toms 84.00-91.00 cents FOB for current deliveries. No truck-lot trading reported.

The market on tom breast meat and destrapped tenderloins is mostly steady with frozen tom breast meat steady to weak. The white trims market is steady with a steady to firm undertone. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The market on institutional sized bone-in breasts is generally steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The tom bulk parts markets are steady to weak, mostly steady with frozen tom drums weakest. Demand light to moderate. Offerings light to mostly moderate. The thigh meat market is generally steady. Demand light to moderate, mostly light. Offerings light to moderate. The mechanically separated turkey (MST) market is steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. Trading slow.

EXPORT MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

No trading reported. The market is steady to instances weak with tom drums weakest. Demand and offerings light to moderate.

Daily National Young Turkey Parts (Thu)
The market on bulk parts was steady with frozen tom drums steady to weak. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The market on tom breast meat and destrapped tenderloins is steady with a weak undertone, white trims steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The thigh meat market is steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. Mechanically separated turkey market is steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. Trading slow.

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