USPOULTRY Wire Archive - 6/30/2020

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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.


Nominations for the Dr. Charles Beard Research Excellence Award Being Accepted by USPOULTRY; Still Time to Submit a Nomination!
USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation are accepting nominations for the Dr. Charles Beard Research Excellence Award through tomorrow, July 1. The goal of the award is to recognize outstanding completed research projects, funded by USPOULTRY or the USPOULTRY Foundation, which have made a significant positive impact on the poultry industry. The nominee may be recognized for multiple completed USPOULTRY research projects, all focused on the same subject area.

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Membership Spotlight: Crider Foods
Crider Foods is a marketer and processor of shelf stable and fully cooked products for customers around the globe. They are a market leader in canned chicken as well as a major producer of canned turkey, ham, pork and beef. Crider diligently expands to meet the needs of their customers, investing in a state-of-the-art plant for frozen-fully cooked products as well as expanded their canning operation and warehousing.

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Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. Announces Publication of 2019 Sustainability Overview
Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. announced that the Company has published its 2019 Sustainability Overview. The full report may be found on the company’s website at www.calmainefoods.com. Commenting on the announcement, Dolph Baker, chairman and chief executive officer of Cal-Maine Foods, Inc., stated, “As the largest producer and distributor of shell eggs in the United States, we believe it is incumbent on Cal-Maine Foods to be a leader in promoting sustainability throughout our operations. As a public company, we are committed to creating long-term value, while contributing to a stable global food supply. Since inception, we have pursued a strategic direction focused on both organic growth and acquisitions, a favorable product mix, operational excellence and outstanding customer service.”

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IPE Exhibitor Spotlight: Reid Engineering Company
Reid Engineering Co. (REC) was formed by John H. Reid, P.E. in 1977 with a passion to provide a superior and more responsive client experience for private and public clients while raising the standard in engineering solutions delivery. The company is comprised of experienced professionals that are truly dedicated to their passion for solving problems and embracing challenges through value-add engineering. Since their inception, REC has been committed to a strategic focus of excelling in their wastewater treatment planning, engineering, design and design build services in the food processing, protein (poultry and red meat), rendering, dairy, municipal and federal markets.

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Jamesway, Chick Master Integration Announced
TBG, a global leader in poultry equipment and hatchery solutions announced last week that it will combine the operations of its Jamesway and Chick Master businesses. The move, to be completed by March of 2021, will establish a new combined headquarters with manufacturing operations physically integrated at the existing Jamesway facility in Cambridge, Ontario. While the integration will include procurement, quality, finance, human resource and IT, a U.S. office will continue to be maintained in Medina, Ohio. The new combined organization, to be known as ‘Jamesway Chick Master Incubator Company’, will be led by Denis Kan, with continued strong support from Nate Goodnow.

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INTL FCStone Rebranding to StoneX
INTL FCStone Inc., a leading provider of execution, post-trade settlement, clearing and custody services across asset classes and markets worldwide, announced that it is rebranding the firm as StoneX Group Inc. ("StoneX"). The StoneX Group name was approved by an overwhelming majority at a shareholder meeting, and effective July 6, the Company will be traded under the symbol SNEX.

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Huvepharma Names Dr. David Smith to Poultry Team
Huvepharma has named Dr. David Smith as the new Veterinary technical service manager for the U.S. Poultry Team. Dr. Smith has extensive career experience in veterinary technical services for some of the largest animal health companies in the poultry industry. The company believes his track record of success in both technical service and animal health will ensure Huvepharma continues to deliver the service and quality expected as a premier pharmaceutical supplier to the industry.

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CAST: Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on Food and Agricultural Markets
COVID-19 disrupted nations around the world in 2020. People have had to alter their typical lifestyle, and the measures put into effect to reduce the spread of COVID-19 have had an immense impact on economic activity, employment, food consumption and workplace environments. This paper examines the many economic factors and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on the agriculture sector. The authors of this paper examine the effects this recession has on these topics: macroeconomics; trade; supply chain; consumer behavior; food service/grocery; meat processing; forestry and wood products; local food systems; food waste; food insecurity; major commodity crops; agricultural finance; agricultural labor; rural health care; and research and outreach priorities.

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USDA Continues to Deliver Innovative Solutions to Its Customers
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its annual Technology Transfer Report, which highlights agricultural innovations from scientists and researchers that are solving problems for America’s farmers, ranchers, foresters, and consumers; and creating opportunities for American businesses to thrive. USDA’s total number of income-bearing licenses in Fiscal Year 2019 was 510, total number of active Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) was 278, total number of CRADAs entered by USDA was 95, and total number of new patent applications filed was 97.

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USDA Urged to Give Producers Time to Trial Campylobacter and Salmonella Interventions
Greater flexibility is needed in official Salmonella and Campylobacter testing regimes in order to support poultry producers and processors who are trialing new interventions to tackle both pathogens. Dr. Ashley Peterson, PhD, senior vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs, National Chicken Council, said the US poultry industry has made great progress in reducing Salmonella levels to well below the standards set by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

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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 unchanged. Trade sentiment is steady. Demand is light to instances moderate. Offerings are light to moderate. Supplies are moderate to at times heavy. Schedules full-time to reduced for the upcoming holiday. Market activity is slow. Monday's National breaking stock inventory increased 3.1% 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: 33-38
Checks: Range: 22-28, Mostly: 22-27

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 wings and boneless skinless breast; steady to firm for tenders and steady for dark meat items. Trucklot buying activity is moderate as dealers monitor production schedules and trucking availability. Offerings of wings and boneless skinless breasts are in good balance and moving well; tenders are light moderate and clearing satisfactorily, dark meat cuts are moderate to heavy for current needs. Market activity is 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 firm. Demand is light. Frozen processor offerings of Grade A 8-16 lb. hens and 16-24 lb. toms are light at best. Frozen 2020 Grade A basted equivalent processor offering prices on a national basis for 8-16 lb. hens are 104.00-110.00 cents FOB and 16-24 lb. toms 104.00-109.00 cents FOB for current deliveries. Trading moderate on frozen basted equivalent 8-16 lb. hens at 108 cents FOB for current shipments.

The market on white meat and white trims is steady. Demand light to moderate for the mostly moderate offerings. The market on consumer sized 4-8 lb. breasts is steady to firm with trading reported at higher trending prices for current and deferred deliveries. Demand light to moderate. Offerings light at best. The market on tom bulk parts is generally steady. Demand light to moderate. Offerings generally moderate for tom parts, while light to very light on hen parts. The thigh meat market is steady to firm, mostly steady. Demand light to moderate. Offerings are light to moderate with current frozen production the least available. The mechanically separated turkey (MST) market is steady. Demand is moderate to fairly good. Offerings light to moderate. Trading slow to moderate with activity centered on Grade A 4-8 lb. breasts for deferred shipments.

EXPORT MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

Trading slow. The market is mostly steady. Demand light to moderate. Offerings mixed, mostly light to moderate.

Daily National Young Turkey Parts (Mon)
The white meat and white trim markets are steady. Demand light to moderate for the mostly moderate offerings. The tom bulk parts market is generally steady. Demand is light to moderate. Offerings are usually moderate for tom parts, while hen part offers are light to very light. The market on thigh meat is at least steady. Demand light to moderate. Offerings light to moderate with frozen tightest. The mechanically separated turkey (MST) market is steady. Demand is moderate to good. Offerings light to moderate. Trading slow to moderate centering on 4-8 lb. breasts for deferred shipments. Domestic: fresh tails 47, fresh tom wings 60, fresh tom necks 76, Grade A 4-8 lb. breasts 120 August, 122-124 September, 123 cents delivered October. Export: fresh MST 35 cents delivered.

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