USPOULTRY Wire Archive - 6/11/2021

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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.


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Membership Spotlight: Amick Farms LLC
Founded in 1941, in Batesburg, South Carolina, Amick Farms has always been dedicated to supplying quality chicken products at reasonable prices for their customers. Today, more than 70 years later, the company has grown to 3,000-plus team members, more than 300 family farm partners, and two totally integrated poultry production complexes—one located in Batesburg, South Carolina and one in Hurlock, Maryland—allowing Amick Farms to actively manage every step of the production process from the egg to the final product. Producing more than1 billion pounds of quality chicken products annually, quality, integrity and service remain core values at Amick Farms.

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Alltech Coppens Releases Sustainability Report and Progress of Working Toward a Planet of Plenty™
Alltech Coppens has published its sustainability report, an overview of the company’s commitment to sustainability, in conjunction with the United Nations World Environment Day. To protect the sustainability of our planet and continue to supply nutritious food for the world's population, global animal health and nutrition company Alltech is focused on working together for a Planet of Plenty™ and has committed to nine of to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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IPPE Exhibitor Spotlight: BLÜCHER - A Watts Brand
BLÜCHER was founded by Danish plumber Johannes Blücher Skibild. Seeking a sophisticated grating for drainage installations, he and his wife started producing stainless steel gratings out of their barn. Since then, the BLÜCHER group has continuously expanded its products and services. They provide organized documentation such as catalogues, mini guides, BIM objects and an extensive online product database for reference whenever you need them. All BLÜCHER products are delivered with a detailed step-by-step guide to installation, and customized projects are supported with extensive documentation and CAD drawings.

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Tyson Foods Awards $40,000 Grant to Support Hunger Relief
Tyson Foods is providing the Mississippi Food Network $40,000 to support hunger relief in Forest and Carthage communities, the company announced. This grant will allow the organization to hold mobile food pantry distribution events throughout the year. Together, Tyson Foods and the Mississippi Food Network are aiming to distribute 180,000 total pounds of product this year.

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Case Farms Announces 2021 Recipients of J. Leroy Cook Memorial Scholarship
Case Farms has awarded $31,500 in scholarships to nine children of Case Farms’ employees through the J. Leroy Cook Memorial Scholarship Program. To date, Case Farms has awarded $204,500 in college scholarships to 67 children of its employees through the program. “We are continually encouraged by the hard work these students put forth in both academics and their community,” said Kevin Phillips, president and chief operating officer at Case Farms. “They are truly making our world a better place. We are proud to award these nine students with scholarships and congratulate them as they take the next step in their education."

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EPA, Army Announce Intent to Revise Definition of WOTUS
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of the Army (the agencies) are announcing their intent to revise the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) to better protect our nation’s vital water resources that support public health, environmental protection, agricultural activity and economic growth. As described in an EPA declaration requesting remand of the 2020 Navigable Waters Protection Rule, a broad array of stakeholders—including states, Tribes, local governments, scientists and non-governmental organizations—are seeing destructive impacts to critical water bodies under the 2020 rule.

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Nevada Joins List of States Mandating Cage-Free Eggs
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed legislation June 8 that requires eggs sold in Nevada to be from cage-free facilities, no matter where the eggs were produced. It also bans the caging of egg-laying chickens in the state. Nevada is the ninth U.S. state to ban cages for egg-laying hens, following Utah, Colorado, Michigan, Washington, Oregon, California, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

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Good Management and Biosecurity Vital to Overcoming Disease Challenges in NAE Systems
Getting back to basics with bird and house management is key to overcoming coccidiosis and other health issues affecting producers using no-antibiotics-ever (NAE) systems. Joseph Giambrone, PhD, Auburn University, said coccidiosis leading to necrotic enteritis has been a major problem for NAE production systems. However, identifying improvements to nutrition, biosecurity and litter quality means the industry can make progress in tackling the diseases.

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FAO: Global Food Trade Is Buoyant, as Are Prices
Global food trade is poised for a resilient year ahead even as international food commodity prices are set to remain high amid supply and demand uncertainties, according to a new report released today by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The report notes that trade flows continued to reach new highs during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, on a global level, trade in agricultural products - particularly less-perishable foods - performed more robustly than the broader merchandise sectors. That has contributed to drive FAO's provisional forecast for the world food import bill in 2021 to $1.72 trillion, a 12 percent increase from its previous high of$1.53 trillion in 2020.

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Crop Production
Winter wheat production is forecast at 1.31 billion bushels, up 2 percent from the May 1 forecast and up 12 percent from 2020. As of June 1, the United States yield is forecast at 53.2 bushels per acre, up 1.1 bushels from last month and up 2.3 bushels from last year’s average yield of 50.9 bushels per acre.

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World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates
LIVESTOCK, POULTRY AND DAIRY: The forecast for 2021 red meat and poultry production is raised from last month as higher forecast beef, broiler, and turkey production more than offsets lower pork production. The increase in beef production is small as higher expected cow slaughter is largely offset by lower steer and heifer slaughter. Pork production is lowered as higher expected slaughter is more than offset by lower carcass weights. The broiler production forecast is raised primarily on higher production in the second quarter while turkey production is raised on hatchery data and a more rapid pace of slaughter. Egg production is raised from the previous month on recent hatchery data. The 2022 red meat and poultry production forecast is little changed from last month with only a slight increase in turkey production due to expected improvement in turkey prices.

The beef import forecast is raised for 2021 and 2022 on expected strength in demand for processing beef. Exports for both years are raised on expected firm demand from Asian markets. Pork export forecasts for 2021 and 2022 are raised from the previous month as demand in several markets has strengthened. Broiler and turkey export forecasts for 2021 are raised on recent trade data; no change is made to 2022. For 2021, cattle, hog, and turkey price forecasts are raised, reflecting current price strength. Hog and turkey prices are also raised for the first quarter of 2022. Broiler and egg price forecasts are reduced for second quarter 2021 based on current prices; no changes are made to prices in the outlying quarters.

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

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Processed Eggs (Fri)
Breaking stock prices are lower with checks and undergrades unchanged. The undertone is steady to barely steady. Offerings are usually moderate to occasionally heavy and include gradeable shell eggs. Demand is moderate to fairly good. Supplies are moderate to instances fully adequate. 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: 46-49
Checks: Range: 38-44, Mostly: 38-42

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 tenders; steady for most dark meat cuts and weak for wings and boneless skinless breasts. Trucklot buying activity improved slightly under normal weekend demand but still noted as light to moderate overall. Offerings of tenders are balanced to tight with good movement; dark meat cuts are moderate with thigh meat in the better position. Wings are moderate to heavy and bone-in and boneless skinless breasts available and slow to clear. Market activity is slow to moderate.

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

The market on frozen 8-16 lb. hens and 16-24 lb. toms is steady with a steady to firm undertone. Frozen domestic processor offerings of Grade A 8-16 lb. hens 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 115.00-123.00 cents FOB and 16-24 lb. tom offerings at 115.00-123.00 cents FOB for current deliveries. No trading reported.

The tom breast meat, destrapped tenderloin and white trim markets are steady to firm. Fresh demand moderate to good, frozen light to moderate. Offerings short to light. The tom drums, full-cut wings and necks markets are steady to firm, with frozen drums mostly steady. Demand moderate to good. Offerings very light to light. The market on hen bulk parts is steady to firm. Demand moderate to good with offerings short to light. The mechanically separated turkey market is mostly steady. Demand moderate. Offerings light to moderate. Trading slow.

EXPORT MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

No trading reported. The market is steady to firm. Demand moderate. Offerings are short to light.

Daily National Young Turkey Parts (Thu)
The tom breast meat, destrapped tenderloin and white trim markets are steady to firm. Fresh demand is moderate to good, frozen light to moderate. Offerings short to light. The tom bulk parts market is steady to firm with frozen drums steadiest. Demand moderate to good. Offerings very light to light. The hen bulk parts market is steady to firm. Demand moderate to good. Offerings short to light. The mechanically separated turkey market is generally steady. Demand moderate. Offerings light to moderate. Trading slow. For domestic: tails 133 cents delivered.

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