USPOULTRY Wire Archive - 8/10/2018

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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 Accepting Applications for 2019 Family Farm Environmental Excellence Awards
USPOULTRY is accepting nominations for the 2019 Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award. The award recognizes exemplary environmental stewardship by family farmers engaged in poultry and egg production. Those eligible for the award include any family-owned poultry grower or egg producer supplying product to a USPOULTRY member or an independent producer who is a USPOULTRY member. Nominations are due Oct. 1.

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Membership Spotlight: BIOMIN
BIOMIN is an animal nutrition company that develops and produces feed additives, premixes and services for healthy and profitable animals. Their solutions cover mycotoxin risk management and natural growth promotion for swine, poultry, ruminants and aquaculture.

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Fieldale Poultry Plant Expansion Approved by County
Fieldale Farms' plans to expand its poultry processing plant in Murrayville, Ga., gained unanimous approval from the Hall County Board of Commissioners on Aug. 9.

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IPE Exhibitor Spotlight: Hatchery Planning Company
Hatchery Planning Company provides complete hatchery ventilation systems, automated chick processing equipment, custom environmental controls and hatchery design services…proven performance and value, since 1957 for poultry producers.

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Sanderson Farms Continues Growth, Maintains Commitment to All-American Values
Like many American companies, Sanderson Farms started small, supplying farmers with what they needed to grow crops and livestock. Now, more than 70 years later, Sanderson Farms has grown to be the nation's third largest poultry producer and is still headquartered in the Sanderson family's hometown of Laurel, Miss.

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Tyson Foods, Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend
The Board of Directors of Tyson Foods, Inc., at a meeting on Aug. 9, declared a quarterly dividend of $0.30 per share on Class A common stock and $0.27 per share on Class B common stock, payable on Dec. 14, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Nov. 30.

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Investing in a New Generation of Growers
Across the world young growers are taking over family farms, joining co-ops or signing up with large integrated companies. Hendrix Genetics, through Hybrid Turkeys, wants to support them to ensure they have everything they need to succeed and enable them to take the industry to new heights.

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Economic Research Service Moving out of Nation’s Capital
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is further reorganizing the USDA. The Economic Research Service, currently under USDA’s Research, Education, and Economics mission area, will realign with the Office of the Chief Economist under the Office of the Secretary. Additionally, most employees of ERS and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture will be relocated outside of the National Capital Region. The movement of the employees outside of Washington, DC, is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.

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Paper Under Chick Drinkers: Is It Really Helpful?
Placing paper under water lines increases water consumption by baby chicks, but only for the first 3 or 4 hours after house placement, research indicate.

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China Updates List of U.S. Products Subject to Additional Tariffs
On Aug. 8, China's State Council Customs Tariff Committee (SCCTC) announced an updated list of $16 billion in U.S. products that will be subject to an additional 25 percent tariff beginning at 12:01 pm on Aug. 23. The SCCTC notice updates the Schedule II list that was announced on June 16, (see Gain Report CH 18034). The adjusted product list includes several agriculture-related U.S. exports.

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Daily National Grain Market Summary (Thu)
Compared to yesterday, cash bids for wheat were mixed, while corn, soybeans, and sorghum were lower. USDA said there were 15.5 million bushels of old-crop soybean export sales and 19.6 million bushels of new-crop sales last week. Soybean shipments are down three percent in 2017-18 from a year ago, a little above USDA's estimated pace. New-crop soybean sales are off to a quick start, up 55 percent from a year ago, but far from being shipped yet. Corn export sales totaled 21.8 million bushels old-crop and 25.9 million bushels new-crop. Corn exports are slightly below a year ago with four weeks left in 2017-18. New-crop sales however, are off to a quick start, up 54 percent from a year ago. Last week's export sales and shipments of wheat totaled 11.7 and 12.7 million bushels respectively, another bearish week with no sign yet of the world needing U.S. wheat.

*Wheat was from 5 3/4 cents lower to 8 cents higher.
*Corn was 2 to 4 cents lower.
*Soybeans were 6 1/2 to 11 1/2 cents lower.
*Sorghum was 4 cents lower.

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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 steady with checks and undergrades steady to higher. The undertone is firm. Demand is moderate to fairly good. Offerings are light. Supplies are mostly moderate. Schedules full-time. 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: 56-58
Checks: Range: 34-49, Mostly 43-49

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 weak for wings and dark meat cuts; weak for boneless skinless breasts, tenders and bone-in breasts. Trucklot buying activity improved slightly under normal weekend demand but still noted as light and selective overall. Offerings of dark meat cuts and wings are moderate to heavy with smaller size wings in the longest position. Bone in breasts, tenders and boneless skinless breasts are ample with heavy discounting noted. Market activity is slow to moderate.

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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 generally steady for current deliveries. Demand light to moderate. Processor offerings of frozen Grade A 8-16 lb. hens and 16-24 lb. toms light to moderate from 2018 production while 2017 production offerings light. Frozen Grade A basted equivalent processor offering prices on a national basis from 2018 production for 8-16 lb. hens are 74.00-84.00 cents FOB and 16-24 lb. toms 74.00-84.00 cents FOB for current deliveries. No trading reported.

The market on fresh tom breast meat and fresh beast trim is steady to firm with the balance of white meats and white trims is at least steady. Demand on fresh white meats and white trims moderate to instances good. Demand on frozen white meat and trims is light to moderate. Offerings very light to moderate. Further processed demand moderate to good with some thawing frozen product to satisfy needs. The market on 4-8 lb. breasts is steady with a steady to weak undertone. Demand light. Offerings light to moderate. The market on institutional sized bone-in breasts is generally steady. Demand light. Offerings mostly moderate. The market on tom 2-joint wings is steady at best, balance of tom bulk parts steady to instances firm. Demand light to good, mostly light to moderate. Offerings light to moderate. The market on thigh meat is steady to weak, mostly steady to barely steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The mechanically separated turkey market is mostly steady to barely steady. Demand light to moderate. Offerings mixed, mostly moderate. Trading slow to moderate, mostly slow centering on fresh tom breast meat.

EXPORT MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

No trading reported. The market is mixed, mostly steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate.

Daily National Young Turkey Parts (Fri)
The market on bulk parts was mostly steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The market on white meat and white trims is fully steady, instances firm on fresh. Demand and offerings on white meat and trims light to mostly moderate. Thigh meat market is steady to barely steady with frozen in weakest position. Demand light and offerings moderate. Mechanically separated turkey (MST) is steady to weak. Demand and offerings light to moderate. Trading slow. For domestic: fresh wing meat 76 cents, frozen tails 62-65 cents and machine defatted gizzards 63-65 cents delivered. For export: frozen tom breast meat 192 cents and frozen scapula 124 cents delivered to port or border.

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