USPOULTRY Wire Archive - 5/4/2021

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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.


USPOULTRY Accepting Applications for 2021 Clean Water Awards
USPOULTRY is accepting applications for the 2021 Clean Water Awards. The awards recognize outstanding performance of wastewater treatment plants that operate at poultry and egg processing facilities. Winners will be announced at USPOULTRY’s 2021 Environmental Management Seminar to be held Sept. 16 – 17, at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, Florida.

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Membership Spotlight: VDG (Van der Graaf)
Manufacturing drum motors for the past 30 years in the USA and Canada, Van der Graaf continues to adhere to a simple principle; design a superior product to meet customer needs in a changing marketplace. In 1985, they started in a 3,500 square feet facility. Today, the company has more than 200,000 square feet of manufacturing space in USA and Canada utilizing the latest technology and CNC equipment. Van der Graaf’s mission remains the same today as it was in 1985, to provide reliable solutions to the material handling industry through innovation, precision-manufacturing processes and after sale service.

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Cooper Farms Acquires Full Ownership of CW Egg, LLC.
Cooper Farms has acquired full ownership of CW Egg, LLC, a further egg processing plant, which has recently seen a variety of updates and improvements. CW Egg was formerly a partnership between the Cooper and Weaver families. “This location has been a passion for us at Cooper Farms from the beginning,” said Gary Cooper, COO of Cooper Farms. “It fits best with the future plans of all parties to bring the liquid egg processing under the Cooper Farms umbrella. We have a great relationship with and respect for the Weaver Eggs team and will continue to do business with them.”

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IPE Exhibitor Spotlight: SCE - Silo Construction & Engineering
The demand for food continues to grow with an increasing global population, pushing companies to find solutions that will enable them to produce food more efficiently and effectively. SCE helps companies find storage solutions by designing silos that take up little space and are quick to assemble in any production unit. Since 1988, SCE engineers have given their fullest attention to both cooperation and innovation, successfully meeting the needs of each and every project.

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Ralco Breaks Ground on Innovation Center
Ralco announced the groundbreaking for the Jon Knochenmus Center for Innovation in Marshall, Minnesota. The 13.6-acre site will be the hub for exploration of natural approaches to maximize nutrient conversion in both plants and animals. The center will integrate their chemical lab, multi-species animal research, diagnostic research, pilot lab, microbiology lab and greenhouse all under one roof while cultivating growth and opportunities in Marshall. The center will also serve Ralco’s customers with the continued perfection of their patented approaches.

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Bachoco Announces First Quarter 2021 Results
Industrias Bachoco, S.A.B. de C.V., announced its unaudited results for the first quarter (“1Q21”) ending March 31, 2021. All figures have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standard (“IFRS”) and are presented in nominal million Mexican Pesos (“$”), except earnings per share.

HIGHLIGHTS: 2021 vs. 2020
- Net sales increased 23.0% in 1Q21.
- EBITDA margin was 15.1% in 1Q21 vs 6.0% in 1Q20.
- Earnings per basic and diluted share were $3.50 in 1Q21 vs $3.61 in 1Q20.

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FSNS Hosts Industry Leaders and Grand Opening Event in Green Bay, Wisconsin
Food Safety Net Services (FSNS) has been providing industry-leading food safety testing services in Green Bay, Wisconsin since 2005. Earlier this year, FSNS announced the company’s move within the city to a new, state-of-the-art laboratory. This transition will allow FSNS to continue to grow as one of the food safety leaders in the region and expand operations throughout the Midwest.

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Tyson Family Foundation Gift to Create Digital Library and Art Publication Funds
The Tyson Family Foundation is contributing $300,000 to the University of Arkansas to create the Tyson Digital Library Fund and the Tyson Art Publications Fund. Both funds will support the U of A Press in the Division of Research and Innovation.

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Study: Accomack Water Quality Unchanged by Expanding Poultry Operations
A study that examined waterways in Accomack County has revealed the rapid expansion of poultry operations in the county has had no detectable effects on local water quality. The research was conducted in response to concerns that the proximity of commercial poultry houses and the increased use of poultry litter as fertilizer would contaminate Eastern Shore waterways. However, after examining data from 86 streams in Accomack, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science determined there was no correlation between water nutrient levels and the presence of poultry operations.

Hobey Bauhan, president of the Virginia Poultry Federation, was encouraged by VIMS’ work on the Eastern Shore. He asserted collecting data can help farmers identify areas of concern relating to land management, and addressing those issues is critical in supporting sustainable food production systems. “As farmers have gained knowledge from land-grant systems and research that demonstrates the efficacy of various BMPs, the producers have always embraced them and they’re getting better all the time,” Bauhan said.

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China Reshapes Poultry Feed Formulations
A drop in output and state stockpiles has resulted in a surge in the price of corn in China, reports Reuters. To compensate for the domestic shortfall, China began importing corn. Meanwhile, feed manufacturers have been switching to cheaper alternatives, especially wheat, which has more protein than corn and has already cut demand for soymeal. China’s new guidelines, however, may not do much in the near future to temper soaring feed costs. The country’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs noted that the new guidelines are aimed at improving the usage of available raw materials and creating a formula that better suits China’s conditions.

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Dubai: Almarai to Invest $1.8 Billion in Massive Poultry Expansion
Saudi food giant Almarai is set to invest SR6.6 billion ($1.8 billion) to expand its poultry business that aims to double its market share in the sector. The expansion will be implemented in several phases over five years, the company said in a filing.

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Ukraine: Grain and Feed Annual Report
Marketing year (MY) 2020/21 in Ukraine resulted in lower-than-expected production volumes for all major grains (wheat, barley and corn). Yields decreased due to excessively dry weather in spring/summer 2020. The combination of growing domestic grain prices and government-imposed export caps slowed the pace of exports. This slowing of exports may translate into higher ending stocks, especially for wheat. Domestic demand for grains is gradually shrinking due to decreasing population and animal numbers. MY2021/22 production is forecast higher compared to MY2020/21 numbers translating into a higher MY2021/22 export forecast as well.

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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)
All prices are unchanged. The undertone is usually steady. Offerings and supplies continue mostly moderate. Demand is moderate to fairly good. Market activity is moderate. Monday's National breaking stock inventory declined 3.5% 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: 47-50
Checks: Range: 39-45, Mostly: 39-43

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 boneless skinless breasts, tenders and wings; steady to firm for dark meat cuts and generally steady for bone-in breasts. Trucklot buying activity is moderate to good as dealers continue to assess market conditions during early week trading. Offerings of boneless skinless breasts, wings and tenders are tight to short and clearing well; dark meat cuts are light to moderate with thighs and thigh meat in the better situation. Market activity is moderate to active.

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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 firm. Demand is light to moderate, mostly light. 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 111.00-118.00 cents FOB and 16-24 lb. tom offerings at 111.00-118.00 cents FOB for current deliveries. No trading reported.

The white meat and white trim markets are steady to firm. Demand moderate to good. Offerings short to light. The market on consumer sized breasts is steady to firm while institutional sizes are steady. Demand light to moderate. Offerings of 4-8 lb. breasts short of needs while heavier sizes are light. The tom neck market is steady to instances firm, balance of tom bulk parts steady to mostly firm. Demand light to moderate on tom necks, balance of tom parts moderate to good. Tom neck offerings are light, balance of tom bulk parts short to very light. The thigh meat and mechanically separated turkey markets are steady to firm. Demand moderate to good. Offerings very light to light. Trading slow.

EXPORT MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

Trading slow with activity noted on scapula at higher prices. The market on tom bulk parts is steady to firm with necks steadiest. Demand is light to good, mostly moderate to good. Offerings short to moderate, mostly short to light.

Daily National Young Turkey Parts (Mon)
The white meat and white trim markets are steady to firm. Demand moderate to good. Offerings short to light. The tom neck market is steady to instances firm, balance of tom parts mostly firm. Tom bulk parts demand light to good, mostly moderate to good. Offerings short to light with tom necks the most available. Thigh meat and mechanically separated turkey market steady to firm. Demand moderate to good. Offerings short to light. Trading slow to moderate. For domestic: fresh scapula 138, fresh tom necks 64 cents delivered. For export: scapula 132 cents delivered.

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