USPOULTRY Wire Archive - 12/28/2016

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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 November/December News & Views Digital Newsletter Available
Below is a link to USPOULTRY’s November/December News & Views digital newsletter. The newsletter is published every other month and includes information on USPOULTRY’s activities, member news and featured companies, recaps of educational seminars, updates on the USPOULTRY Foundation, information on upcoming USPOULTRY seminars and workshops, featured articles from USPOULTRY staff on current events affecting the industry and updates on the International Poultry Expo and International Production & Processing Expo.

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Have You Registered to Attend the 2017 IPPE? Save $50 by Registering before Dec. 31
Early registrants of the 2017 IPPE, who do not register through the M2A program, pay only $50 to attend through Dec. 31. The registration fee increases to $100 beginning Jan. 1, 2017. Registration includes access to the exhibit show floor and unique education and networking opportunities that you cannot find anywhere else. Avoid the lines and pick up your badge up at scan and go in the B or C Lobby registration area or the Marriott Marquis from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Membership Spotlight: Buffalo Turbine
Buffalo Turbine’s debris blower, sprayer / duster, dust control and odor control, equipment are all manufactured at their facility in Springville, N.Y. Since 1945, Buffalo Turbine has manufactured and shipped thousands of units, worldwide, to the golf, demolition, mosquito and vector abatement districts, military, construction, paving, blacktop sealers, landscaping and homeowner markets.

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Cal-Maine Foods Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2017 Results
Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. has reported results for the second quarter and twenty-six weeks ended Nov. 26. Net sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 were $253.5 million, a 53.6 percent decrease, compared to $546.0 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2016. The Company reported a net loss of $23.0 million, or $0.48 per basic and diluted share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2017, compared to net income of $109.2 million, or $2.27 per basic share and $2.26 per diluted share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2016.

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IPE Exhibitor Spotlight: O’Kelley Manufacturing
O’Kelley Manufacturing is based in Diagonal, Iowa. Their O’Kelley wind diverter protects exhaust fans from direct and side winds. It also helps control exhaust odor, dust and hours of sunlight.

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Council Unanimously Votes to Expand Costco Poultry Complex
The Fremont City Council unanimously voted 8-0 to amend the South Fremont Industrial Redevelopment plan in regard to the proposed Costco Poultry Complex. According to plans submitted to the Fremont Planning Department, the processing plant proposed on 400 acres southeast of the city would grow from 250,000 square feet to 360,000 square feet and an associated hatchery would grow from 75,000 square feet to 85,000. Plans also call for a 32,000-square-foot feed mill.

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AAAP Issues Statement on Misleading Marketing Claim for Chicken
Which chicken is healthier and safer for consumers — the brand with the no-nonsense label or the premium brand that claims its chickens were “raised without added hormones”? The answer, according to the American Association Avian Pathologists (AAAP), is that it doesn’t make a difference — for the simple reason that chickens don’t receive added hormones, anyway.

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Consumers Drive Turkey Production Trends
2015’s highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak in the US had a significant impact on the region’s turkey industry. Even so, it’s not a disease, but consumers that are the “biggest thorn in the flesh” of the American turkey industry.

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Location, Location, Location: How FDA Defines Premises under New VFD Rules
When issuing a veterinary feed directive (VFD), poultry veterinarians are expected to provide the physical location of livestock receiving the VFD drug. That sounds like a simple request, but what if there isn't a street address for a remote farm or the address of a facility isn't specific enough to determine the animals' exact location?

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One of Brazil's Largest Restaurant Companies Switching to Cage-Free Eggs
Brazil Fast Food Corporation (BFFC), which operates approximately 1,250 restaurants in Brazil, including Bob’s, Yoggi, Doggis, Pizza Hut, and KFC, has committed to sourcing only cage-free eggs throughout its entire supply chain.

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Cold Storage
Total frozen poultry supplies on Nov. 30, were down 13 percent from the previous month and down 4 percent from a year ago. Total stocks of chicken were up 2 percent from the previous month but down 10 percent from last year. Total pounds of turkey in freezers were down 40 percent from last month but up 25 percent from Nov. 30, 2015.

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Daily National Grain Market Summary (Tue)
Compared to last week, cash bids for grains and soybeans were higher. After the Christmas holiday the markets showed some sharp advances due to end of the year short covering accompanied by very light trading volume.

*Wheat was mostly 6 to 16 cents higher.
*Corn was 9 to 11 cents higher.
*Sorghum was 14 to 16 cents higher.
*Soybeans were 25 to 32 cents higher.

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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)
Prices are steady. The undertone is about steady. Supplies are moderate to instances heavy. Offerings are mostly moderate. Demand is light. Schedules full-time to shortened. Market activity is slow. The National breaking stock inventory increased 10.5 percent when compared to last week.

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 30-34
Checks: Range 20-24, Mostly 22-24

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 to weak. Demand light. Processor offerings of frozen 8-16 lb. hens and 16-24 lb. toms are light to moderate. Frozen Grade A basted equivalent processor offering prices on a national basis for hens are 104.00-106.00 cents f.o.b. and 16-24 lb. toms 104.00-106.00 cents f.o.b. for current shipments. No trading reported.

The market on white meats and white trims is steady with steady to weak undertones. Demand light. Offerings mixed, mostly moderate. The market on tom bulk parts is steady to weak, mostly steady. Demand light. Offerings light to moderate. The thigh meat market is steady. Demand light. Offerings very light to moderate. The mechanically separated turkey market is generally steady with mixed undertones. Demand light. Offerings light to moderate. Trading slow with most working holiday schedules this week.

EXPORT MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

No trading reported. The market is steady to weak, mostly steady. Demand light. Offerings light to moderate.


Daily National Young Turkey Parts (Tue)
Market activity is seasonally slow on most items in response to the shortened holiday schedules. The market on white meats and trims is steady with steady to weak undertones. The market on tom bulk parts is steady to weak, mostly steady. Demand light at best for the available supplies. The market on thigh meat is steady. Demand and offerings light. The mechanically separated turkey market is steady at best. Demand light for the light to moderate offerings. Trading very slow centering on part loads.

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