USPOULTRY Wire Archive - 1/14/2021

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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.


Last Chance to Renew Your USPOULTRY Membership
If you have not renewed your USPOULTRY membership for 2021, your 2020 membership expired on Dec. 31. We have extended a grace period until Jan. 31 for you to renew. You will not want to lose access to the benefits and resources of the world’s largest and most active poultry organization if you don’t renew for 2021. It could not be easier. Click the link below to access the membership renewal page on the USPOULTRY website. Don’t miss out. Act today!

If you have questions about your USPOULTRY membership, please contact Kris Carroll, marketing and membership manager at kcarroll@uspoultry.org or 678.514.1979.

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Membership Spotlight: Moba
Moba is a well-known leading manufacturer of grading, packing and processing equipment in the egg industry. Founded in 1947, Moba has grown to be a large company with a global team of 800 dedicated employee, all professionals in their own area of expertise. Moba has offices around the world and an extensive network of agents, supporting customers worldwide in continuously improving their business by developing, servicing and optimizing best value egg grading and processing solutions.

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Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Announces U.S. Leadership Transition
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, a leading provider of medicine for pets, horses and livestock, announced the appointment of Randolph Legg as its U.S. President. He succeeds Everett Hoekstra, who retired in December. Legg will remain head of the Company’s U.S. commercial business while serving as president.

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IPE Exhibitor Spotlight: Diamond V
Diamond V is a global, research-focused, technology-driven company that develops and manufactures natural products to improve nutrition, health, and performance in food animal and companion animal species.

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Thijs Hendrix Inaugurated as Member of the French Academy of Agriculture
On January 6, 2021, Thijs Hendrix was inaugurated as Member of the French Academy of Agriculture during an installation ceremony in Paris. The Academy, whose signature is “Agriculture, Alimentation, Environment”, includes 120 titular members, 180 members from France and 60 members from various foreign countries. Thijs Hendrix is a farmer and entrepreneur, as his father Harry Hendrix and his grandfather Thijs Hendrix were before him. As president and co-founder of Hendrix Genetics, he continues to focus on growth and consolidation opportunities in animal breeding and life sciences.

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Maple Leaf Foods Announces Near-Term Plan to Expand its Plant Protein Capacity
Maple Leaf Foods announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Greenleaf Foods, SPC, a leader in plant protein products, is advancing plans to increase tempeh production capacity through the acquisition and planned build-out of a food processing plant in Indianapolis, Indiana. Driven by growing demand for its Lightlife® tempeh products, phase 1 of the Project involves the acquisition of a 118,000 square foot plant in Indianapolis which is expected to close in early April, and the installation of tempeh production equipment with initial capacity of approximately 4.5 million kilograms.

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Pulsed Ultraviolet Light Technology to Improve Egg Safety, Help Poultry Industry
Pulsed ultraviolet light can be an effective alternative to some of the antimicrobial technologies now used by the poultry industry to kill pathogens on eggshells, according to Penn State researchers, who simulated production conditions to test the technology. Researcher Paul Patterson, professor of poultry science, College of Agricultural Sciences, suggests the technology has merit for commercial application in the egg industry. “This study is unique because it scaled-up and applied components of standard egg processing to a conveyor and sanitizing eggs in a commercial setting,” he said. “In the absence of water or other chemical sanitizers, this technology has the potential to achieve significant — equal or greater — microbial reductions than some currently available technologies.”

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Processing Eggs at Lower Temperatures Could Improve Quality
Novel processing technology could extend the shelf-life and improve the quality of eggs, as well as eliminate or reduce the possible contamination of the egg through a lower-temperature pasteurization approach using radio frequency energy. “For years, egg processing companies have been using high temperatures as the solution for bacterial reduction and shelf life. No one has ever wondered how to safeguard the quality of the egg product with lower temperatures,” Fabio Gualtieri, sales director of Moba Italia, said. “The improvement lies in the final product. By pasteurizing with lower temperatures, the nutritional qualities, like proteins, are not altered and the quality of the end product is very close to a fresh egg.”

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Broiler Breeders Are Calmer When Fed Twice a Day
Broiler breeders which are fed twice a day display less foraging and pecking behavior and more eating and resting behavior. Furthermore, some birds even produced more eggs. This is what researchers at Wageningen University & Research recently discovered. On average, more and more broiler breeders stay fit and productive at an older age. It would therefore be good if the animals could stay with the farmer for longer than the customary 60 weeks. This is sustainable and logical from an economic perspective. In older animals, however, the eggshell quality is sometimes substandard. That is why researchers from Wageningen Livestock Research set out to investigate whether twice-daily feeding has an impact on the quality of the eggshell.

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China Still Major Driver in 2021 Ag Economic Outlook
China’s demand for protein, and feedstuffs to feed their domestic herd, remains the “big elephant in the room” when looking at how U.S. agricultural producers could build on what ended up being a strong 2020 finish. During an economic outlook session held during the American Farm Bureau Federation’s virtual convention Jan. 12, three in-house economists offered positive indicators of more good news ahead.

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Reeling from Coronavirus, Asia's Poultry Farmers Battle Bird Flu Outbreak
Asia’s chicken farmers are confronting the region’s worst bird flu outbreak in years, with the deadly virus affecting farms stretching from Japan to India, roiling some poultry prices and showing no signs of easing. More than 20 million chickens have been destroyed in South Korea and Japan since November. The highly pathogenic H5N8 virus last week reached India, the world’s No. 6 producer, and has already been reported in 10 states.

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Broiler Hatchery
Broiler-Type Eggs Set in the United States Down 1 Percent
Hatcheries in the United States weekly program set 235 million eggs in incubators during the week ending Jan. 9, down 1 percent from a year ago. Average hatchability for chicks hatched during the week in the United States was 81.0 percent. 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 Down Slightly
Broiler growers in the United States weekly program placed 189 million chicks for meat production during the week ending Jan. 9, down slightly from a year ago.

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Turkey Hatchery
Eggs in Incubators on January 1 Down 8 Percent from Last Year
Turkey eggs in incubators on Jan. 1 in the United States totaled 26.4 million, down 8 percent from Jan. 1, 2020. Eggs in incubators were down 2 percent from the Dec. 1, 2020 total of 27.0 million eggs.

Poults Hatched During December Up 1 Percent from Last Year
Turkey poults hatched during December 2020 in the United States totaled 22.8 million, up 1 percent from December 2019. Poults hatched were up 2 percent from the November 2020 total of 22.2 million poults.

Net Poults Placed During December Up 1 Percent from Last Year
The 20.4 million net poults placed during December 2020 in the United States were up 1 percent from the number placed during the same month a year earlier. Net poult placements were up 2 percent from the November 2020 total of 20.1 million.

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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 steady. Offerings are light to moderate. Supplies are in close balance to moderate. Demand is moderate to instances fairly good. 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: 31-34
Checks: Range: 22-29, Mostly: 22-27

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 are trending firm for wings and boneless skinless breasts; steady to mostly firm for tenders and dark meat cuts. Trucklot buying activity is moderate to good approaching the weekend. Offerings of wings are tight to short with premiums noted; boneless skinless breasts are in close balance and well cleared, tenders and most dark meat items are light to moderate with leg cuts noted in the best position. Market activity is 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 weak. Frozen demand light. Frozen domestic processor offerings of Grade A 8-16 lb. hens and 16-24 lb. frozen toms are light to moderate. Frozen Grade A basted equivalent processor offering prices on a national basis for 8-16 lb. hens are 105.00-111.00 cents FOB and 16-24 lb. tom offerings at 105.00-111.00 cents FOB for current deliveries. No reported trading.

The market on white meats and white trims is steady with steady to weak undertones. Demand is light to very light. Offerings moderate to moderately heavy. The tom bulk parts market is steady on necks, balance steady with steady to firm undertones. Demand is light to moderate. Offerings very light to light. The thigh meat market is steady with steady to firm undertones. Demand is light to moderate. Offerings light. The fresh mechanically separated turkey market is steady, frozen steady with a steady to firm undertone. Offerings of fresh light to moderate, frozen light. No trading reported.

EXPORT MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

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

Daily National Young Turkey Parts (Wed)
The white meat and white trim markets are steady with steady to weak undertones. Demand very light to light. Offerings moderate to moderately heavy. The tom bulk parts market is steady on necks, balance steady with a steady to firm undertone. Demand light to moderate. Offerings very light to light with tom drums and tails tightest. The market on thigh meat is steady with a steady to firm undertone. Demand light to moderate. Offerings very light to light. The mechanically separated turkey market is steady with a steady to firm undertone. Fresh offerings light to moderate; frozen light. No trading reported.

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