USPOULTRY Wire Archive - 12/3/2019

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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.


USPOULTRY Partners with Animal Agriculture Alliance for Giving Tuesday
USPOULTRY has committed to matching donations made to the Animal Agriculture Alliance on Giving Tuesday, today, Dec. 3. The amounts donated by new donors will be matched with $2 for each $1 donated, and amounts donated by returning donors will be matched dollar for dollar. Donate today!

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Research Assessed PAA in Poultry Processing Wastewater Treatment Systems
USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, in which researchers assessed peracetic acid (PAA) in poultry processing wastewater treatment systems. The research was made possible in part by an endowing Foundation gift from Cargill and is part of the Association’s comprehensive research program encompassing all phases of poultry and egg production and processing.

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Membership Spotlight: Tosca
For 60 years, Tosca has developed innovative solutions that deliver supply chain improvement and measurable value for suppliers, growers, and retailers. Tosca has been at the forefront of the reusable revolution from the very beginning, constantly improving their reusable containers in order to meet the unique expectations of their customers.

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Properly Balanced Diets in Feed Industry Focus of Hands-On Workshop at 2020 IPPE
The 2020 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) will offer a new research methods workshop, titled Feed Formulation Tools and Techniques. The workshop, scheduled for 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, will provide students and researchers with hands-on experience for using basic tools and techniques needed to properly balance poultry and pig diets. The two-day workshop is a collaboration between USPOULTRY and the University of New England.

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IPPE Exhibitor Spotlight: Nutec Manufacturing Inc.
Over the past 40 years, as a leading manufacturer and distributor of high quality food forming and depositing systems, Nutec Manufacturing has built a brand and a reputation unmatched in the industry. They offer a complete line of equipment specifically designed for the meat, poultry and food industries.

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Sanderson Farms, Inc. to Host Its Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2019 Conference Call
Sanderson Farms, Inc. announced that it will host its fourth quarter and fiscal 2019 earnings conference call at 10 a.m. Central time, 11 a.m. Eastern time, on Thursday, Dec. 19. During this call, management will comment on Sanderson Farms’ financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and year ended Oct. 31.

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Maryland Firm Plans Chicken Litter Recycling Plant at Perdue’s Sussex Facility
A Maryland company has announced plans to build what could be the first large-scale facility on the Delmarva Peninsula for converting poultry manure and other organic waste into energy. Bioenergy DevCo, based in Columbia, has struck a 20-year deal with Perdue Farms to take over the composting operation Perdue has in Delaware.

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Tyson Foods Surpasses $50 Million Hunger Relief Goal
In 2015, Tyson Foods pledged $50 million in cash and product donations by 2020 to fight hunger and is proud to announce it has exceeded that goal early by contributing more than $60 million for hunger relief in just four years. The company’s contributions consist of hunger relief grants to nonprofit organizations and more than 5 million pounds of protein donated to food banks, community pantries and disaster relief efforts.

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Hormel Foods Annual Tradition of Sharing Profits with Its Team Members Continues
Hormel Foods Corporation distributed its annual profit sharing to eligible hourly and salaried employees during this 81st consecutive grant. This year, the average distribution per employee was a record amount. The grant amount varies each year depending on the company’s performance and number of eligible employees, and in the last ten years has ranged from $14 million to $17 million annually. The profit sharing program was started by Jay C. Hormel in 1938 and is voluntarily paid at the discretion of the company’s board of directors.

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Rabobank – 45 Years of Investing in a Sustainable Future in the Netherlands and Beyond
Rabo Foundation celebrated its 45th anniversary in Amsterdam on Thursday, Nov. 21. Established in 1974, the Foundation is dedicated to improving future prospects for vulnerable populations worldwide by investing in their self-sufficiency. Its support remains as vital today as ever. In 2018, Rabo Foundation reached 3.3 million smallholder farmers in 22 countries. In the Netherlands, 1,172 people found jobs with one of the social enterprises with which the fund cooperates, and 128,740 people received training to help them lead financially healthy lives.

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Jefferson County Passes Chicken House Ordinance
Jefferson County Commissioners recently passed an ordinance governing poultry farms. As yet, there have been no formal requests heard by the county's planning and zoning board to change an area to a zone that would accommodate such a farm, said a spokesman with the board.

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Certificate Program Launched in Animal Health Regulatory Affairs
Kansas State University's Olathe, Kan., campus is now offering a graduate certificate designed for the regulatory affairs sector of the animal health industry. According to the announcement, the Animal Health Regulatory Affairs Graduate Certificate is a 15-credit hour program that combines the knowledge of animal science and veterinary medicine with the skills needed to navigate government processes and regulations throughout the product life cycle. The certificate is based on industry input and is tailored to industry needs.

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USDA Announces Fellowships to Develop the Next Generation of Agriculture
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement (OPPE) announced fellowship opportunities to connect USDA resources with faculty and staff at Hispanic Serving Institutions, 1994 Tribal Colleges and Universities, and 1890 Land-Grant Universities. The purpose of these fellowships is to connect participants to USDA and other federal resources while focusing on student development. Fellows will receive access to long-term collaboration opportunities and then share what they learned with students and colleagues at their home institutions.

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Raising Pullets in Alternative Systems
Pullet chicks arriving to the farm from the hatchery should be alert and active. Chicks must be vigorous enough to explore their new environment and quickly find feed and water. Eating feed and drinking water quickly will speed the development of healthy intestinal microflora and build resistance to enteric pathogens. During the first week of life, chicks must be provided with constant attention by the manager to ensure optimized temperature, humidity, lights, feed and water availability. The first 2 weeks of life are when the most significant problems for proper chick development can occur.

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Crop Progress
This full text file contains reports, issued weekly during the growing season (April to November), which lists 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. During the months of December through March, the report is issued monthly titled State Stories.

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

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Processed Eggs (Tue)
Prices are steady. Trade sentiment is mostly steady. Offerings are light to mostly moderate. Demand is usually light. Floor stocks are moderate to fully adequate. Schedules full-time to extended. Market activity is slow. Monday's National breaking stock inventory increased 10.8% 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: 76-78
Checks: Range: 61-66, Mostly: 61-65

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 steady to firm for boneless skinless breast and most dark meat items; steady for wings and tenders. Trucklot buying activity is light as dealers continue to assess market conditions as inclement weather conditions moves across the area. Offerings of most items is moderate for current needs. Market activity is seasonally slow to moderate.

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

The market on frozen 8-16 lb. hens and 16-24 lb. toms is steady to weak. Fresh and frozen demand light. Processor frozen offerings of Grade A 8-16 lb. hens are light, while 16-24 lb. toms are light to moderate. Frozen 2019 Grade A basted equivalent processor offering prices on a national basis for 8-16 lb. hens are 95.00-103.00 cents FOB and 16-24 lb. toms 87.00-103.00 cents FOB for current deliveries. No trading reported.

The market on tom breast meat is steady to weak. The market on white meat and white trims is steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The market on tom and hen bulk parts is steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. Thigh meat market is steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. Mechanically separated turkey market is steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. Trading slow.

EXPORT MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

Trading slow. The market is steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate.

Daily National Young Turkey Parts (Mon)
The market for bulk parts is steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The market on fresh and frozen tom breast meat is steady to weak. Demand and offerings light to moderate. 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. Trading for parts is slow. For domestic: frozen tails 48 cents delivered.

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