USPOULTRY Wire Archive - 9/12/2019

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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 Poultry Protein & Fat Seminar to Address Emerging Technologies and Customer Expectations
With sustainability high on the list of the poultry industry’s concerns, protein conversion continues to be a subject of importance for industry professionals. This year’s Poultry Protein & Fat Seminar will review the latest technology, equipment and management techniques in the rendering sector. Sponsored by USPOULTRY and the Poultry Protein & Fat Council, the seminar will be held Oct. 3-4 at the DoubleeTree Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Membership Spotlight: Rose Acre Farms
Rose Acre Farms is an innovative company dedicated to producing shell eggs and egg products of exceptional quality while protecting animal health and welfare. Beginning as a small family operation with 1,000 hens, the company has grown to become one of America's largest egg producers. Today, they remember the company's history while still honoring the Rust family's values that have characterized Rose Acre Farms from the beginning.

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Tyson Foods Helps Fight Food Insecurity at ATU Campus
Tyson is helping fight food insecurity at the Arkansas Tech University by donating nearly 10,000 pounds of frozen chicken to the university’s Green and Gold Cupboard. The Green and Gold Cupboard is available for university students, faculty and staff. Nutritious food can be found at any given time inside the cupboard. In 2016, Tyson Foods provided a $67,760 grant to help launch the cupboard at the university campus.

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IPPE Exhibitor Spotlight: Monoflo International, Inc.
Monoflo International, Inc. has more than five decades of experience in the hog, cattle, poultry and rabbit industries. A pioneer in the introduction of drinking nipples for livestock, Monoflo has been serving the agricultural industries since 1962.

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GAO Suggests Coordination on Food Date Labels
Food date labeling is a significant source of consumer confusion and, subsequently, food waste, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) in response to a request for study Reps. Chellie Pingree (D., Maine) and Rosa DeLauro (D., Conn.) made in October 2017.

Manufacturers use a variety of labels, such as "best by" or "enjoy by," to show how long food will have the best taste. However, consumers may falsely believe that these are expiration labels and throw out food that is still safe to eat, GAO stated.

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Poultry Litter Management Key to MS Control
Litter topped the list of environmental factors most consistently positive for Mycoplasma synoviae (MS), Naola Ferguson, DVM, associate professor at the University of Georgia, told Poultry Health Today. Results from the same field study showed litter also contained the highest levels of the bacteria. Environmental samples from farms naturally infected with MS were obtained to try and find an explanation for the increased incidence of MS in US poultry flocks during the last five years.

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Are Organic Poultry Farms More Sustainable Than Conventional Farms?
When comparing the sustainability of conventional and organic poultry farming systems, most people will have an opinion on which approach they think is better. Some may view the impressive efficiency of conventional indoor systems as more sustainable in terms of optimised output and business practice, while some may view the “naturalness” of organic systems as best for the environment and thus more sustainable from the point of view of ecology and resource management. However, the findings of a recent study suggest that neither is clearly better than the other, and the solution may lie in combining the best aspects of both systems.

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The Dynamics of the USA Broiler Industry Between 1990 and 2019
The USA is the leading broiler meat producer with a share of 12% in the global production volume, followed by China with 9% and Brazil with 8%. With a contribution of 28.4% to the global broiler meat export volume, the USA ranked second behind Brazil which shared 32.8%.

This paper is in addition to another paper released by Zootecnica International, which analyzed the ongoing competition between these two countries in the global market. This paper will deal with the dynamics and patterns of the U.S. broiler industry.

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ASF Drives Chinese Soy Meal Consumption to 4-Year Low
A dramatic, seven-month decline in the size of China’s pig herd, driven by African swine fever (ASF), has caused Chinese soybean meal consumption to drop to a four-year low, according to a Sept. 4 report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Despite the decreased pig population — which USDA anticipates will continue to shrink — overall feed demand in China has only seen a marginal decline, with demand offset by increased production in other species, including broilers, layers, ruminants and aquaculture. The broiler industry, according to USDA, has experienced significant growth.

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South Africa Continues Positive Trend in Chicken Meat Imports as Government Considers Increasing Tariff
South Africa imported 520,000 tons of chicken meat in 2018 to augment local production. This represent an increase of 2 percent from the previous year. Post estimates that chicken meat imports will increase by 5 percent in 2019 to 545,000 tons, due to a decrease in local production on relative higher feed cost. Post forecasts a marginal increase in chicken meat imports in 2020 to 555,000 tons, as local production is expected to bounce back. At the same time, the government continues to evaluate the South African Poultry Association’s request for an increase in the import tariff from 12-37 percent to 82 percent.

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Broiler Hatchery
Broiler-Type Eggs Set in the United States Up 5%
Hatcheries in the United States weekly program set 228 million eggs in incubators during the week ending Sept. 7, up 5% from a year ago. Average hatchability for chicks hatched during the week in the United States was 82.7%. 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 3%
Broiler growers in the United States weekly program placed 189 million chicks for meat production during the week ending Sept. 7, up 3% from a year ago. Cumulative placements from the week ending Jan. 5 through Sept. 7 for the United States were 6.72 billion. Cumulative placements were up 1% from the same period a year earlier.

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

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Processed Eggs (Thu)
Prices are steady. Trade sentiment is mostly steady to instances lower. Offerings remain light to moderate. Demand is moderate to fairly good. Supplies are usually moderate. 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: Range: 45-49
Checks: Range: 32-37, Mostly: 32-36

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 at least steady for wings and tenders; steady to weak for dark meat items and other breast cuts. Trucklot buying activity is light approaching the weekend as increased product availability allowed dealers to purchase selectively and keep floor stocks in good balance. Offerings of tenders and wings are clearing well, and were sufficient for most needs. Breast cuts and dark meat items are moderate to heavy with boneless skinless breasts readily available with some discounting noted. 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 to firm with offering prices trending higher. Demand light to moderate. Fresh inquiry for November shipments light to moderate. Processor offerings of 2019 frozen Grade A 8-16 lb. hens and 16-24 lb. toms very light to light. Frozen 2019 Grade A basted equivalent processor offering prices on a national basis for 8-16 lb. hens are 88.00-97.00 cents FOB and 16-24 lb. toms 88.00-97.00 cents FOB for current deliveries. No trading reported.

The market on tenderloins and fresh tom breast meat is steady, frozen tom breast meat steady to weak and white trims steady to instances firm. Offerings of frozen tom breast meat moderate to moderately heavy, balance of white meat and white trims light to moderate. Further processed demand moderate to good. The market on 4-8 lb. breasts is steady at best. Demand light to moderate. Offerings mixed, mostly moderate. The market on institutional sized bone-in breasts is steady to firm. Demand mostly moderate. Offerings very light to moderate. The tom and hen bulk parts markets are steady to firm, mostly steady. Demand generally moderate. Offerings light to moderate. The thigh meat market is at least steady. Demand generally moderate. Offerings light to moderate. The mechanically separated turkey market is steady to firm, mostly steady. Demand moderate, instances good on fresh. Offerings light to moderate. Trading slow.

EXPORT MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

Trading slow with activity also reported on fresh thigh meat. The market is generally steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate.

Daily National Young Turkey Parts (Wed)
The bulk parts market is steady. Demand and offering light to moderate. The fresh tom breast meat market is steady, frozen steady to weak, tenderloins steady, and white trims steady to firm. Demand and offerings light to moderate, with frozen tom breast meat offerings moderate to heavy. Thigh meat market is steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The mechanically separated turkey (MST) market is steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. For domestic: frozen tails 48-49 cents, frozen hand defatted gizzards 74 cents, frozen livers 42 cents, frozen hearts 67 cents, fresh MST 24 cents pet food and grade A breast non basted 12-22 lbs. 135 cents delivered. For export: fresh thighs 156 cents delivered to border.

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