USPOULTRY Wire Archive - 1/15/2020

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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.


Organic Acid Blends, Broiler Welfare and Blackhead Research Update Among the Topics to be Presented by Researchers at the 2020 IPPE
Six university researchers will present findings from recently completed research projects funded by USPOULTRY and its Foundation as part of the ever-popular TECHTalks at the 2020 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE). The research presentations will be given in the TECHTalks Theater in C-Hall, Booth C9249, from 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30. All of the TECHTalks presentations are free to registered IPPE attendees.

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Membership Spotlight: WEM Automation
WEM Automation contributes to the success of their customers’ teams by supplying automation solutions that are the result of a deep understanding of their customers’ businesses and how they operate. WEM uses off-the-shelf hardware and software solutions that maximizes plant efficiency, and their service team has years of experience to keep the investments of their customers operating at peak levels. Originally dating back to 1916, WEM Automation is based in the USA and privately owned. Since 1955, they have been focused on providing world class automation and controls in a variety of industries.

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NIAMRRE to Administer One Health Certified Animal Program
A new program administered by the National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education (NIAMRRE), will soon give producers a way to demonstrate to consumers that they follow responsible animal care principles. One Health Certified, a comprehensive animal care program, establishes verified animal production practices in five core areas: disease prevention, veterinary care, responsible antibiotic use, animal welfare, and environmental impacts. Mountaire Farms is the first to offer retail products under the program label.

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IPPE Spotlight: Amandus Kahl
Amandus Kahl, founded in 1876 and family-owned for generations, is a medium-sized manufacturer of domestic waste pelleting plants, waste tire recycling plants and other technical solutions. Research, design, development and synergy are key features of the company. Through constant systematic and extensive investments in modern machining centers, Amandus Kahl ensures the high quality of their products.

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Sanderson Championship Donates Record $1.3 Million to Friends of Children’s Hospital
The Sanderson Farms PGA Championship presented a $1.3 million donation to Friends of Children’s Hospital, the fundraising arm of Batson Children’s Hospital, part of Children’s of Mississippi. Funds raised from the 2019 tournament will go toward the $100 million Children’s of Mississippi capital campaign, and the construction of a new seven-story, 340,000-square-foot pediatric tower that will be home to 88 private neonatal intensive care rooms, 12 additional operating rooms, 32 pediatric intensive care rooms, an imaging center designed for children, and a specialty clinic. The Children’s Heart Center will also call the new building home. This new pediatric tower will allow for updated space and additional room, and more convenience and comfort for families of sick children.

Sanderson Farms Chief Executive and Chairman of the Board Joe Sanderson Jr., who is chairman of the Campaign for Children’s of Mississippi with his wife, Kathy, said the funds raised through the state’s only PGA TOUR event will benefit families today, as well as in the future. The record-breaking donation follows $1.25 million raised in 2018. Since Sanderson Farms became title sponsor in 2013, the championship has had a total charitable impact of over $8.1 million.

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Researchers Find PDCoV Can Easily Transmit to Healthy Poultry
Researchers from The Ohio State University have determined that porcine deltacoronavirusus has the potential to jump to other species, specifically healthy chickens and turkeys. The researchers who led this work were part of a team that previously found in a lab setting that the virus could infect cells from multiple species, including chickens and humans. In this study, birds that were given the virus developed diarrhea by two days after infection. Healthy birds housed with infected chickens and turkeys also developed diarrhea two days after exposure.

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2019 Ag Labor Study
What are farmers’ biggest labor challenges? Finding qualified workers tops the list, according to a 2019 Farm Journal survey of 2,100 farmers and ranchers. “We hear employers talking about that they can’t find good, qualified employees,” says Rob Russell, University of Missouri Extension director of labor and workforce development. “But we also hear employees saying they can’t find a good job.”

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Are Alternative Proteins Just a Trend?
It's no secret in the food industry that alternative proteins have been a popular topic and big companies are making it a priority to expand their portfolios of untraditional "meat" products. Fresh meat protein continues to grow at a rate of 1.3%, while alternative proteins are growing by 10.3%. Tyson Foods CEO Noel White, speaking during a quarterly earnings call on Feb. 7, 2019, said that the company would continue to invest in its traditional meat protein businesses, but it is also "committed to incremental growth in alternative protein."

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Reducing Sodium Sources While Saving Quality
All types of meat and poultry – value and premium brands – gain consumer appeal when sodium content skews on the lower side, according to a Harris Poll sponsored by Kemin, Des Moines, Iowa. While some research suggests that flagging a sodium reduction on package fronts may imply less flavor, other research indicates that some consumers are attracted to such content claims. With so many ingredient technologies available to cut back on added sodium, it is now possible to tweak formulations without compromising on quality. Consumers welcome the efforts.

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Newcastle Disease Control: The Importance of Titres in the Live Vaccine
Newcastle disease is a major problem in the poultry industry and is caused by a virulent strain of Avian Paramyxovirus Type I (APMV-I). The Newcastle virus is divided into two classes, class I and class II, class II being the most important for the poultry industry. Class II is divided into XVIII genotypes, however Newcastle disease has just one serotype, the different genotypes being similar antigenically (Afonso, 2017).

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More Evidence for the Feedase Effect
Despite all the technical developments in animal production, ways of getting the most out of feedstuffs are still being investigated. Non-starch polysaccharides (NSPs), which make up 7-19% of the plant-based raw materials in broiler diets, are tricky customers. Finding the right combination of enzyme activities to unlock nutrients from a variety of raw materials is essential. To be able to do this, scientists need to understand the complex structures of NSPs.

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Turkey Hatchery
Eggs in Incubators on Jan. 1 Up 2% from Last Year
Turkey eggs in incubators on Jan.1, in the United States, totaled 28.3 million, up 2% from Jan.1, 2019. Eggs in incubators were up 6% from the Dec. 1, 2019 total of 26.6 million eggs.

Poults Hatched During December Down 3% from Last Year
Turkey poults hatched during December 2019 in the United States totaled 22.4 million, down 3% from December 2018. Poults hatched were down slightly from the November 2019 total of 22.5 million poults.

Net Poults Placed During December Up 1% from Last Year
The 20.0 million net poults placed during December 2019 in the United States were up 1% from the number placed during the same month a year earlier. Net poult placements were up slightly from the November 2019 total of 20.0 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
This report contains information on the Daily Weighted Average Trailer Load of Egg Sales.

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Processed Eggs (Wed)
Prices are unchanged. Trade sentiment is just steady. Demand is light. Offerings are moderate to instances heavy. Supplies are moderate to heavy. Schedules full-time to longer. 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: Range: 23-26
Checks: Range: 10-15, Mostly: 10-14

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; steady to firm for tenders, steady for dark meat cuts and steady to weak for boneless skinless breasts. Trucklot buying activity is light to moderate for mid-week trading. Offerings of wings are well cleared; tenders are balanced to moderate and other breast cuts moderate to heavy with jumbo size boneless skinless breasts readily available and competitively priced. Dark meat items are mostly moderate for current needs. 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 with a steady to fully steady undertone, strongest for deferred shipments. Demand light to moderate for current and deferred deliveries. Frozen processor offerings of Grade A 8-16 lb. hens and 16-24 lb. tom light to moderate. Frozen 2019 Grade A basted equivalent processor offering prices on a national basis for 8-16 lb. hens are 91.00-99.00 cents FOB and 16-24 lb. toms 91.00-99.00 cents FOB for current deliveries. No trading reported.

The market on tom breast meat and destrapped tenderloins is steady to barely steady, scapula steady to firm, balance of white trims steady. Demand light to moderate with buying interest best on white trims. Offerings light to moderate. The market on Grade A 4-8 lb. breasts is steady while plant grade 4-8 lb. breasts are steady at best. The market on institutional sized bone-in breasts is steady. Demand light to moderate, mostly light. Offerings of light to moderate. The market on tom and hen bulk parts is steady to firm, mostly steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The thigh meat market is steady to barely steady. Demand light. Offerings light to moderate. The mechanically separated turkey (MST) market is steady to barely steady. Demand light to moderate. Offerings mostly moderate. Trading slow to moderate, mostly slow centering on 4-8 lb. breasts for deferred shipments.

EXPORT MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

Trading slow with activity reported on scapula at higher prices. Demand light to moderate. Offerings light to moderate with supplies held with varying degrees of confidence.

Daily National Young Turkey Parts (Tue)
The market on tom breast meat and destrapped tenderloins is steady to barely steady, scapula steady to firm, balance of white trims steady. The market on Grade A 4-8 lb. breasts is mostly steady, plant grade 4-8 lb. breasts steady at best and institutional sized bone-in breasts steady. The tom bulk parts market is steady to firm, mostly steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The market on thigh meat and mechanically separated turkey (MST) is steady to barely steady. Demand light to moderate. Trading slow to moderate centering on Grade A 4-8 lb. breasts for February. For domestic: Grade A 4-8 lb. breasts 114-116 February, fresh breeder hen breast meat 177-181, fresh breeder thigh meat 153, tails 52 cents delivered. For export: scapula 123-125 cents delivered.

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