USPOULTRY Wire Archive - 9/13/2017

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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.


Registration Still Open for Next Week’s Environmental Management Seminar
USPOULTRY’s 2017 Environmental Management Seminar will be held Sept. 21-22 at the Hilton Sandestin Golf Resort and Spa in Destin, Fla. The Environmental Management Seminar communicates the latest trends, technology and best practices for poultry industry environmental management in production and processing.

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Membership Spotlight: Kreider Farms
Kreider Farms is a real working farm supplying fresh quality eggs, milk, drinks and premium batch-churned ice cream to select wholesalers and retail stores throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Headquartered in Manheim, Penn., this third generation family owned and operated company is nestled in scenic Lancaster County, home of the most productive non-irrigated farmland in the country.

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Aviagen Appoints Eduardo Souza Vice President, Research and Development, North America
Aviagen® announced that Eduardo Souza has accepted the position of vice president of research and development for Aviagen’s North American region, effective Aug. 23.

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IPE Exhibitor Spotlight: Aviagen Turkeys
Aviagen Turkeys is one of the premier primary breeding companies developing pedigree lines for the global turkey industry. The company develops and markets B.U.T. and Nicholas turkeys around the world. Aviagen Turkeys is part of the Aviagen Group, the leading poultry breeding company headquartered in Huntsville, Ala. Aviagen develops breeds of chickens and turkeys through a pedigree selection process.

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Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. Provides Update on Florida and Georgia Operations after Hurricane Irma
Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. has provided an update on the status of the Company’s facilities located in Florida and southeast Georgia following landfall of Hurricane Irma and the related flooding in the region. The Company reports that some of its farms and production facilities have sustained minor physical damage and moderate flooding, and several locations have lost power and are currently operating on back-up generators. At this time, the Company does not anticipate any material loss in egg production. The Company is closely monitoring the storm situation and will provide additional information if there is a significant impact on its operations.

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Phibro Animal Health Corporation to Acquire Biotay S.A. in Argentina
Phibro Animal Health Corporation announced its purchase of Biotay S.A. ("Biotay"), a leading privately held developer, manufacturer and marketer of animal health and nutritional products based in Argentina. Acquiring the Biotay business strengthens Phibro's core business and provides new opportunities in a key and growing segment of the animal health industry in South America.

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Jennie-O Donation Helps Fight Hunger
Jennie-O Turkey Store in Faribault, owned by Hormel Foods Corp. donated $10,000 to St. Vincent de Paul to fight hunger in the community. “Our team is honored to join St. Vincent dePaul to help support hunger relief in our area,” said Jody Long, Faribault plant manager. “I would like to thank our employees, whose dedication and hard work make it possible to help those in need. On behalf of Hormel Foods, we are excited to help do our part in making a difference.”

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Montana Eggs Opens New $9M Facility in Montana
Montana Eggs LLC announced Sept. 12 the grand opening of its new $9 million, 58,000 sq. ft. egg grading facility. The new operation, located in Great Falls, Mont., will process more than 280 million eggs annually from a supply of 1.2 million chickens. This will be the company’s second site in the region.

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World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates
The third and fourth quarter broiler production forecasts are reduced on hatchery data and the current pace of slaughter. Third-quarter turkey production forecast is raised slightly, but no changes are made to the outlying quarter. The annual egg production forecast is increased, reflecting second-quarter production data.

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Crop Production
Corn production is forecast at 14.2 billion bushels, down six percent from last year but up less than 1 percent from the August forecast. Based on conditions as of Sept. 1, yields are expected to average 169.9 bushels per acre, up 0.4 bushel from the August forecast but down 4.7 bushels from 2016. If realized, this will be the third highest yield and production on record for the United States. Area harvested for grain is forecast at 83.5 million acres, unchanged from the August forecast but down four percent from 2016.

Soybean production is forecast at a record 4.43 billion bushels, up one percent from August and up three percent from last year. Based on Sept. 1 conditions, yields are expected to average 49.9 bushels per acre, up 0.5 bushel from last month but down 2.2 bushels from last year. Area for harvest in the United States is forecast at a record high 88.7 million acres, unchanged from August but up seven percent from 2016.

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Crop Progress
This full text file contains reports, issued weekly during the growing season (April to November), listing planting, fruiting, and harvesting progress and overall condition of selected crops in major producing states. The data, summarized by crop and by state, are republished along with any revisions in the Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin.

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Daily National Grain Market Summary (Tue)
Compared to yesterday, corn, soybeans and sorghum traded lower with wheat trading mixed. The WASDE report released was the main focus in today’s trade. USDA unexpectedly raised the yield estimate for corn and soybeans, putting ending stock estimates of corn at 2.335 billion bushels and soybeans at 345 million bushels putting bearish pressure on both markets. USDA also lowered world ending wheat stocks from 264.69 mmt to 263.14 mmt lending some support to the wheat market.

*Wheat was mostly 7 cents higher.
*Corn was 6 cents lower.
*Soybeans were mostly 9 cents lower.
*Sorghum was 10 cents lower.

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

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Processed Eggs (Wed)
Breaking stock prices are unchanged. The undertone is mostly steady. Demand is usually moderate. Offerings and supplies are light to 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 60-62
Checks: Range 46-52, Mostly 50-52

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 am
Prices are trending steady to firm for wings; weak for tenders and steady to weak for the balance of items. Trucklot buying activity is light to moderate as dealers saw no need to extend floor stocks beyond normal commitments. Offerings wings are light to mostly moderate; breast items are available and dark meat cuts are at least sufficient with leg cuts in the longest position. Market activity is slow to moderate.

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

The market on frozen 8-16 lb. hens and 16-24 lb. toms is steady at best. Demand light to instances moderate. The November fresh whole turkey market for November is mixed, mostly steady. Fresh demand for November light to moderate. 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 92.00-103.00 cents FOB and 16-24 lb. toms 92.00-103.00 cents FOB for current deliveries. No trading reported.

The market on tom breast meat and destrapped tenderloins is steady with mixed undertones. Demand mostly light to moderate. Offerings very light to moderate. The market on tom bulk parts is steady to instances firm with spot premiums reported on tom necks, balance steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The market on thigh meat is generally steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The mechanically separated turkey market is generally steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. Trading slow to moderate.

EXPORT MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

Trading slow. The market is generally steady with spot strength noted on tom necks. Demand light to moderate. Offerings mixed, mostly light to moderate.

Daily National Young Turkey Parts (Tue)
The market on bulk parts is steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. Tom breast meat and white trims market mostly steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. Thigh meat market is steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. Mechanically separated turkey is steady to barely steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. Trading slow. For domestic: fresh breast trim 72-74 cents, fresh tom necks 41-43 cents, frozen tails 53 cents and frozen grade A 10-20 lbs. and 20 lbs. up 120 cents delivered.

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