USPOULTRY Wire Archive - 7/17/2017

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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 Offers Technical References to Develop Plant Biomapping Studies Using Whole Genome Sequencing
USPOULTRY is offering two technical references to develop plant biomapping studies using whole genome sequencing technology. These references are the first documents for USPOULTRY’s Food Safety Technical Reference Series, which are dedicated to use as validation for food safety programs. This technical reference series serves as a tool in the implementation of testing protocols for the identification of microbial populations from carcass rinse, swabs or APC plate samples using next genome sequencing (NGS) technology.

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Membership Spotlight: Hy-Line International
Hy-Line International is a world leader in poultry layer genetics with a rich history of innovation. Founded in 1936, by Henry A. Wallace, Hy-Line was the first poultry breeding company to apply the principles of hybridization to commercial layer breeding. Hy-Line produces and sells both brown and white egg stock to more than 120 countries worldwide and is the largest selling layer in the American egg industry and around the world.

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Perdue Farms Announces Animal Care Improvements and Commits to Future Advancements
Perdue Farms announced animal care improvements that have elevated the welfare of its chickens and promised to meet growing customer and consumer demand for poultry raised to higher welfare standards. The details are outlined in the release of the company’s first annual report on progress since its comprehensive 2016 commitment to accelerate its advancements in animal care.

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IPE Exhibitor Spotlight: Prince Industries
Prince Industries, Inc. is based just outside Gainesville, GeorgiaGa., where Jesse Jewell changed the poultry industry by introducing the concept of vertically integrated processing systems. A true pioneer in the food processing industry, the Prince family has been a respected leader for more than nine decades, providing deboning systems and processing solutions for customers worldwide.

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Officials: Chicken Plant Getting 'Positive Reception' in Area
Two Colfax County farm operators have applied so far to raise chickens for an estimated $280 million processing plant set to open in April 2019 on a 414-acre industrial tract on the south side Fremont. That’s what Colfax County commissioners learned last week from Lincoln Premium Poultry, a company that is working with Costco to develop the complex that will include a processing plant, hatchery and feed mill.

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Veteran Poultry Scientist Optimistic about Managing Necrotic Enteritis in NAE Flocks
The trend toward “no antibiotics ever” (NAE) poultry production has no doubt spawned problems with necrotic enteritis (NE), but the industry is making progress in its search for alternative methods of managing the disease, Charles Hofacre, DVM, PhD, MAM, president of the Southern Poultry Research Group, said in a keynote address at the 2017 International Poultry Scientific Forum.

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APHIS Provides Strategic Direction to Detect and Respond to Emerging Animal
The purpose of this plan is to provide strategic direction for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Veterinary Services (VS) to detect and respond to emerging animal diseases and define the processes by which VS will identify, evaluate, and respond to emerging diseases in animal populations. Rapid detection and response to emerging diseases are critical to animal agriculture because these diseases can threaten the livelihood of producers and limit their access to important markets. Rapid and effective response can also prevent or limit negative impacts on animal health, the economy, food security, and public health. In 2014, the framework for this plan was outlined in the APHIS concept paper, “VS Proposed Framework for Response to Emerging Animal Diseases in the United States.”

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Pew Charitable Trusts Issues Report on Food Safety from Farm to Fork
Contaminated meat and poultry products are responsible for an estimated 2 million illnesses in the United States each year, and amount to more than 40 percent of all bacterial foodborne diseases. The annual cost of illnesses—for instance, direct medical costs, lost income, and productivity—attributable to consumption of these foods has been estimated at about $2.5 billion for poultry, $1.9 billion for pork, and $1.4 billion for beef.

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Hong Kong Launches Antibiotic Regulation Action Plan for Poultry
The Hong Kong government has launched a five-year action plan to regulate the use of antibiotics on poultry in order to control the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).The Hong Kong Strategy and Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance (2017-2022), which is endorsed by the High Level Steering Committee on AMR, adopts the "One Health" approach recommended by international health agencies.

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OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2017-2026
Over the ten-year Outlook period, agricultural markets are projected to remain weak, with growth in China weakening and biofuel policies having less impact on markets than in the past. Future growth in crop production will be attained mostly by increasing yields, and growth in meat and dairy production from both higher animal stocks and improved yields. Agricultural trade is expected to grow more slowly, but remain less sensitive to weak economic conditions than other sectors. These demand, supply and trade pressures are all evident in Southeast Asia, where this report identifies scope to improve agricultural productivity sustainably. Real prices are expected to remain flat or decline for most commodities.

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Feed Outlook
Total U.S. corn supply for 2017/18 is projected at 16.7 billion bushels, 265 million higher than last month’s forecast. Planted corn acreage is projected at 90.9 million acres, up nearly 1.0 million. With no change in projected yield, corn production is raised 190 million bushels to 14.3 billion. Feed and residual is raised 50 million bushels this month to 5,475 million. These balance sheet changes result in a 215-million-bushel increase in forecast ending stocks to 2.3 billion bushels, 45 million below last year.

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Daily National Grain Market Summary (Fri)
Compared to yesterday, corn, soybeans, and sorghum traded higher, wheat traded lower. Weather seems to be a driving factor in today’s trading once again. Although there is a chance of rain for parts of Iowa and Minnesota in the extended forecast, the rest of the corn belt stays hot and dry giving support to corn and soybean markets. Talk now moves to potential changes in next week’s crop ratings reports.

*Wheat was mostly 1-4 cents lower.
*Corn was 6 1/2 cents higher.
*Soybeans were 13 1/2 cents higher.
*Sorghum was 11 cents higher.

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

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Processed Eggs (Mon)
Prices are unchanged. Trade sentiment is steady. Demand is light to moderate. Offerings are moderate. Supplies are moderate. Market activity is slow.

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: 38-40
Checks: Range 23-29, Mostly 26-28

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

The market on frozen 8-16 lb. hens and 16-24 lb. toms is steady with a steady to mixed undertones. Demand light. Processor offerings of frozen 8-16 lb. hens and 16-24 lb. toms are mixed, mostly moderate. Frozen Grade A basted equivalent processor offering prices on a national basis from 2017 production for hens are 91.00-103.00 cents FOB and 16-24 lb. toms 93.00-103.00 cents FOB for current deliveries. No trading reported for current deliveries. Trading slow on frozen basted equivalent hens at 101.00-102.50 cents FOB and on 16-24 lb. toms at 101.50-102.50 cents FOB for current shipments. Trading moderately heavy on Grade A fresh hock-lock canner pack (WOGs) 111 cents FOB for September deliveries.

The market on tom breast meat is steady to fully steady. The destrapped tenderloin market is steady to fully steady, mostly steady. Demand light to mostly moderate. Offerings light to mostly moderate with supplies held with varying degrees of confidence. The market on white trims is generally steady with mixed undertones. Demand light to moderate. Offerings uneven, generally moderate. The market on institutional sized breasts steady at best. Demand light. Offerings mixed, mostly moderate. The market on tom necks is steady to barely steady, tom wings steady to firm and tom drums steady to weak. Demand light to moderate, instances good with wings the most active. Offerings light to moderate with frozen tom drums the most available. The market on fresh thigh meat is steady to barely steady while frozen is steady to instances weak. Demand light to moderate. Offerings generally moderate. The mechanically separated turkey is steady to barely steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. Trading slow to moderate.

EXPORT MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

Trading slow to moderate. The market on tom breast meat is steady to fully steady, tom drums and thigh meat steady at best, wings steady to firm, balance of items generally steady. Demand light to moderate. Offerings mixed, mostly moderate.

Daily National Young Turkey Parts (Fri)
The market on bulk parts was steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The market on tom breast meat, white meat and trims was steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. Thigh meat market steady to barely steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. Mechanically separated turkey (MST) market is steady to barely steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. For domestic: hearts 43 cents, frozen tails 45 cents, grade A breast non basted 12-14 lbs. 135 cents, 14-18 lbs. 140 cents and plant grade breast non basted 16-18 lbs. 130 cents delivered. For export: frozen tom necks 38-39 cents and frozen scapula 115 cents and fresh tom breast meat 158 cents delivered to border or port.

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