USPOULTRY Wire Archive - 4/8/2021

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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.


Did You Know That USPOULTRY Offers a Poultry Wastewater Operator Training Program?
USPOULTRY has developed a Poultry Wastewater Operators Training Program that introduces students to the regulatory structure governing poultry plant effluents; provides a primer in math, chemistry, and microbiology; and covers the predominant equipment and systems used to properly treat poultry effluent prior to discharge. The course is primarily geared toward operators and supervisors involved in poultry wastewater treatment for two years or less.

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Membership Spotlight: Star Labs (PrimaLac)
PrimaLac is the preferred probiotic for nutritionists and decision makers tasked with maintaining healthy animals. It works by maintaining an optimal microbial balance of good bacteria over pathogenic bacteria, which helps production animals of all types increase performance and overall yield. A unique combination of bacteria, grown and processed with proprietary standards developed over decades by Star-Lab’s research, have made PrimaLac the industry leader. Animal health outcomes and the shelf viability of PrimaLac products set it apart from others on the market.

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Phibro Animal Health Corporation to Participate in Bank of America Securities 2021 Virtual Healthcare Conference
Phibro Animal Health Corporation announced it will participate in the Bank of America Securities 2021 Virtual Healthcare Conference. Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Jack Bendheim, Chief Financial Officer Damian Finio and Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy Daniel Bendheim will address financial analysts and investors on Tuesday May 11 at 4:15 p.m. ET. The live audio presentation will be available on the Phibro Animal Health Corporation Investor Relations website at https://investors.pahc.com. A replay of the session will be available and archived on the company’s website.

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IPPE Exhibitor Spotlight: Dex-O-Tex by Crossfield Products Corp.
Protect your concrete floors and decks with specialty finishing and waterproof coverings from Dex-O-Tex. They offer a full line of flooring options, from highly functional fluid- applied epoxy coatings to decorative terrazzo aggregates, as well as lasting solutions for residential, commercial and industrial flooring needs.

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Boehringer Ingelheim Invests in Renewable Energy
Boehringer Ingelheim has transitioned to renewable energy to power its largest U.S. manufacturing site, in St. Joseph, Missouri, as part of a broader company commitment to environmental sustainability in the United States and around the world. Wind energy now provides all electricity used at the site, where Boehringer Ingelheim employs nearly 1,000 people who manufacture vaccines for horses, pigs, cattle and other animals. Boehringer Ingelheim and its predecessor companies have manufactured animal health products in St. Joseph for more than a century.

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VIDEO: Poultry Industry Should Be Profitable in 2021
2021 should be a good year for the U.S. broiler industry as increased COVID-19 vaccination revives foodservice demand. In a WATT Poultry Chat interview, Christine McCracken, executive director for animal protein at Rabobank, reviewed the company's outlook for the second quarter of 2021. Better times should be ahead, thanks to increased vaccination in the U.S., which should mean the industry, on average, will be profitable in 2021. However, it will need to monitor feed supplies and prices, too.

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Kenya’s Kiambu County Reports Newcastle Disease Outbreak
Outbreaks of Newcastle disease has left poultry farmers in Kiambu county fearing for their livelihoods as hundreds of thousands of birds die. Reporting from the Kenya News Agency (KNA) urges local poultry farmers to learn the signs of Newcastle disease and observe their flocks to detect any unusual behavior. Alice Wangui, a lecturer at Katarina University told KNA that Newcastle disease is highly contagious, and that, “…urgent isolation of the infected chicken needs to follow immediately after the farmer detect[s] any of the symptoms.”

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Canada: Food Processing Ingredients
Despite the challenges COVID-19 posed to the Canadian food and beverage processing sector, it remained one of the largest manufacturing sectors, contributing more than $91 billion in sales in 2020 (up four percent from 2019). Accounting for 20 percent of total manufacturing sales, the Canadian food and beverage processing sector is mature and stable, offering a steady source of demand for U.S. agricultural raw, semi-raw, and processed ingredients.

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Dominican Republic: Grain and Feed Annual Report
Wheat consumption in the Dominican Republic (DR) during Marketing Year (MY) 2021/2022 (July 2021/ June 2022) is forecast at 455,000 metric tons (MT), with imports at 590,000 MT. The increased forecast is due to an expected recovery of Dominican exports of flour and baked goods, as well as an expected recovery in tourism after the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the food service sector. Post forecasts Corn imports to reach 1,550,000 MT during MY 2021/22 (October 2021/ September 2022) due to expected strong demand from the poultry sector, as demand for poultry and egg products continues to recover from the pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic did not have a significant impact on production and consumption of Rice in the Dominican Republic. Production of milled rice for MY 2021/22 (July 2021/ June 2022) is forecast at 605,000 MT with expectations of normal rainfall patterns in the major production areas and increased availability of irrigation water.

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Broiler Hatchery
Broiler-Type Eggs Set in the United States Up 4 Percent
Hatcheries in the United States weekly program set 240 million eggs in incubators during the week ending April 3, up 4 percent from a year ago. Average hatchability for chicks hatched during the week in the United States was 80.1 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 2 Percent
Broiler growers in the United States weekly program placed 188 million chicks for meat production during the week ending April 3, down 2 percent from a year ago. Cumulative placements from the week ending Jan. 9 through April 3 for the United States were 2.43 billion. Cumulative placements were down 2 percent from the same period a year earlier.

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Hatchery Production Annual Summary
This annual report contains U.S. commercial hatchery data on the number of broiler-type and egg-type chicks hatched monthly in major states and U.S., the number of eggs in incubators on the first of each month by region and U.S., broiler chicks placed and eggs set by week for 19 selected states and the U.S., and U.S. turkey poults placed and turkey eggs in incubators. Data for this report is collected from all known hatcheries with the capacity to hold at least 1,000 chicken and/or turkey eggs.

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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)
Breaking stock prices are steady to lower with checks and undergrade prices lower. Trade sentiment is barely steady to lower. Offerings are light to mostly moderate. Supplies are light to moderate. Demand is moderate. 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: 55-68, Mostly: 55-60
Checks: Range: 45-51, Mostly: 45-49

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 bone-in, tenders and boneless skinless breasts; steady to firm for most dark meat items and wings. Trucklot buying activity is moderate to good approaching the weekend. Offerings of boneless skinless breasts, tenders and bone-in breasts are tight and continue to clear well; wings and most dark meat cuts are light to moderate with thigh meat in the better position. Market activity is moderate to active.

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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 firm with hens strongest. Frozen demand is light to moderate. Frozen domestic processor offerings of Grade A 8-16 lb. hens are short to light and 16-24 lb. toms are very light to light. Frozen Grade A basted equivalent processor offering prices on a national basis for 8-16 lb. hens are 109.00-117.00 cents FOB and 16-24 lb. tom offerings at 109.00-116.00 cents FOB for current deliveries. Trading slow on frozen basted equivalent 8-16 lb. hens 114 cents FOB and 16-24 lb. toms 109 cents FOB.

The fresh tom breast meat market is steady, frozen tom breast steady to firm. The tenderloin market is steady with a steady to firm undertone. The scapula market is steady to firm, balance of white trims steady. Demand is light to good, mostly moderate. Offerings light to moderate, instances short on scapula. The tom neck market is steady to weak. The balance of tom bulk parts is steady to firm. Demand is light to moderate on tom necks, balance of parts are moderate to good. Offerings are at least moderate on tom necks, light to moderate on the remainder of tom bulk parts. The thigh meat and mechanically separated turkey markets are steady to firm. Demand moderate to good for the light to very light offerings. Trading is slow to moderate.

EXPORT MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

No trading reported. The market is steady to instances firm. Demand light to moderate. Offerings very light to moderate.

Daily National Young Turkey Parts (Wed)
The fresh tom breast meat market is steady, frozen steady to firm. The tenderloin markets are steady with steady to firm undertones. The scapula market is steady to firm, balance of white trims steady. Demand on white meats and trims is light to good, mostly light to moderate. Offerings light to moderate, instances short on scapula. The tom bulk parts market is steady to weak on tom necks, balance of parts steady to firm. Tom necks demand is light to moderate, balance of tom bulk parts moderate to good. Offerings moderate to moderately heavy on tom necks, balance of tom bulk parts light to moderate. Trading slow to moderate. For domestic: Grade A non-basted 10-20 lb. breasts 145, tails 105 cents delivered.

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