USPOULTRY Wire Archive - 9/16/2020

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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.


USPOULTRY Accepting Nominations for the 2021 Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award Competition
USPOULTRY is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award. The award recognizes exemplary environmental stewardship by family farmers engaged in poultry and egg production. Those eligible for the award include any family-owned poultry grower or egg producer supplying product to a USPOULTRY member or an independent producer who is a USPOULTRY member. Nominations are due Oct. 30.

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Membership Spotlight: Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry
Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry is the place to find local, specialty poultry that is typically unavailable in local stores. From French-heritage duck and local squab to free run goose and premium chicken, their poultry is unique and farmed in innovative ways. Fraser Valley serves the Asian community in the United States and British Columbia with their Loong Kong chicken and duck, while their premium chicken, goose and squab is quickly gaining recognition in culinary circles, high-end restaurants and wineries in North America.

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Cargill to Advance Regenerative Agriculture Practices Across 10 Million Acres of North American Farmland by 2030
Cargill is supporting farmer-led efforts to adopt practices and systems foundational to regenerative agriculture practices across 10 million acres of North American farmland over the next 10 years. The initiative will focus primarily on row crop rotations that include corn, wheat, canola and soybeans and other staple crops. Cargill expects these regenerative agriculture practices to benefit the long-term profitability and resiliency of farmers while simultaneously advancing the company's progress against its science-based climate commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in its global supply chains by 30 percent per ton of product by 2030. The initiative will also contribute to the company's efforts to protect and enhance water resources.

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IPPE Exhibitor Spotlight: Taylor Power Systems
Taylor Power Systems is a part of The Taylor Group of Companies and was established by W. A. Taylor Jr. in 1986 to distribute industrial engines and manufacture generator sets. Taylor Machine Works has been designing and building high-quality industrial lift equipment for more than 90 years. Taylor Power Systems provides that same quality and integrity designing and building dependable prime and standby power generation resources in a variety of challenging and critical environments.

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MPS Egg Farms Keeps Supply Going Through COVID-19, Beyond
With younger generation taking on leadership roles, a new name and a recent acquisition, MPS Egg Farms looks forward to promising future.

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Mountaire Sends Chicken and Volunteers to Louisiana after Hurricane Laura
A team of Mountaire employees went to Lake Charles, La., recently to help prepare meals for people in need in the region hard hit by Hurricane Laura. The company sent 40,000 pounds of chicken to assist Operation BBQ Relief, a non-profit group of competitive barbecue chefs that deploy to disaster areas to help provide hot meals.

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Zoetis Named One of Working Mother Magazine’s “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers”
Zoetis was named one of Working Mother magazine’s "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" for the seventh consecutive year. The publication selects the top 100 companies in the U.S. that lead in areas of female representation and advancement, benefits, parental leave, childcare and flexible work arrangements.

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New Research to Mitigate COVID-19 in US Meat and Poultry Processing Facilities
A team of Kansas State University researchers is using a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture — and an additional grant from the state of Kansas — to study how to effectively control the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in the nation's meat and poultry processing facilities. The study, "Translating SARS-CoV-2 Research into Practical Solutions for the Meat And Poultry Processing Industry," seeks to protect meat plant workers and their surrounding communities from the spread of COVID-19. It involves researchers from K-State's College of Veterinary Medicine and College of Agriculture.

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Zootecnica International: Emerging Market Countries- Dynamics of the Egg Industry
Between 2006 and 2016, egg exports and imports by the EMC grew much slower than production. Nevertheless, the trade volumes increased considerably. Egg exports in 2016 were 534,100 t or 136.2% higher than in 2006, resulting in an increase of their share in the global export volume by 14.7%. Egg imports by the EMC grew by 304,600 t or 120.4%. Their shares in the global import volumes increased by 5.5%. The difference between the share in exports and imports in the global trade volume indicates that the EMC were not only able to meet the growing domestic demand in 2016 better than in 2006 but also that some countries generated a surplus which could be exported.

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Turkey Hatchery
Eggs in Incubators on September 1 Down 3 Percent from Last Year
Turkey eggs in incubators on Sept. 1 in the United States totaled 25.9 million, down 3 percent from Sept. 1, 2019. Eggs in incubators were down 4 percent from the Aug. 1 total of 27.2 million eggs.

Poults Hatched During August Down 8 Percent from Last Year
Turkey poults hatched during August 2020 in the United States totaled 22.2 million, down 8 percent from August 2019. Poults hatched were down 6 percent from the July 2020 total of 23.8 million poults.

Net Poults Placed During August Down 9 Percent from Last Year
The 20.6 million net poults placed during August 2020 in the United States were down 9 percent from the number placed during the same month a year earlier. Net poult placements were down 10 percent from the July 2020 total of 23.0 million.

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Feed Outlook
Corn Crop Reduced by 379 Million Bushels
As a result of a re-survey of harvested corn acres in Iowa, the National Agricultural Statistics Service’s (NASS) September Crop Production drastically lowered expectations for the 2020/21 corn crop. U.S. production is lowered 379 million bushels, resulting in a U.S. crop of 14.9 billion bushels. Yield is lowered 3.3 bushels per acre to 178.5 bushels. Feed and residual and food, seed and industrial (FSI) use are each reduced by 100 million bushels, while exports are raised 100 million. The projected price is raised $0.40 per bushel this month to $3.50.

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

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Processed Eggs (Wed)
Prices are unchanged. Trade sentiment is steady to barely steady. Offerings are moderate to readily available. Demand is light to mostly moderate. Supplies are moderate. Schedules full-time. Market activity is slow to 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: 43-47, Mostly: 45-47
Checks: Range: 34-40, Mostly: 34-39

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 dark meat items; steady for boneless skinless breasts and wings and steady to weak for tenders and bone-in breasts. Trucklot buying activity is light to moderate for mid-week trading as dealers continue to monitor production developments due to hurricane Salley moving over production areas. Offerings of dark meat cuts are light to moderate with expanded interest for leg quarters due to increased export interest. Wings and boneless skinless breasts are adequate and tenders moderate to heavy for current needs. Market activity is slow to moderate.

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

The market on fresh 8-16 lb. hens and 16-24 lb. toms is steady to firm. The market on frozen 8-16 lb. hens is steady to firm. The frozen 16-24 lb. tom market is mostly steady. November fresh demand is moderate to good. Demand for 8-16 lb. frozen hens ranges light to good, usually moderate. Frozen 16-24 lb. tom demand light to moderate. Fresh offerings are light to moderate. Frozen processor offerings of Grade A 8-16 lb. hens are very light to short of full needs and 16-24 lb. toms are light to moderate. Frozen 2020 Grade A basted equivalent processor offering prices on a national basis for 8-16 lb. hens are 108.00-117.00 cents FOB and 16-24 lb. toms 106.00-115.00 cents FOB for current deliveries. No trading reported.

The market undertone on fresh white meat and white trim is steady while frozen is steady to weak. Demand light to moderate. Offerings are moderate for fresh with frozen offerings moderate to moderately heavy. The market on tom necks is steady to instances weak. The balance of tom bulk parts is steady to firm for frozen and mostly steady for fresh. Demand is light to moderate. Offerings range light to moderate. The thigh meat market is steady to firm. Demand is moderate to fairly good for the light offerings. The mechanically separated turkey (MST) market is steady. Offerings are light on moderate for the moderate to fairly good demand. Trading slow.

EXPORT MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

No trading reported. The market on tom drums and tails is steady to firm and generally steady for the balance of items. Demand and offerings are light to moderate.

Daily National Young Turkey Parts (Tue)
The fresh white meat and white trims markets are steady, frozen steady to weak. Demand light to moderate. Offerings are moderate for fresh, while frozen moderate to moderately heavy. The market on tom necks is steady to instances weak; balance of tom bulk parts steady to firm, mostly steady for frozen and generally steady for fresh. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The thigh meat market is steady to firm. Demand is moderate to fairly good. Offerings light. The market on mechanically separated turkey markets is steady. Demand is moderate to fairly good for the light offerings. Trading slow.

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