USPOULTRY Wire Archive - 9/25/2020

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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 Research Pre-Proposals for 2021 Spring Competition
USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation, through the Comprehensive Research Program, are accepting research pre-proposals from colleges, universities and research facilities through Nov. 2 for the 2021 Spring Research Competition. Research proposals are accepted and evaluated for funding twice each year, in the spring and fall. Pre-proposals are a one-page synopsis of the potential research project. The Foundation Research Advisory Committee will review the pre-proposals and invite full proposals that meet current research interests.

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Membership Spotlight: Gerber Poultry, Inc.
Gerber Poultry began in 1952 when Dwight and Melva Gerber began processing chickens that were grown on their family farm. They delivered these fresh chickens to customers' homes in their local community. This humble beginning has evolved into a growing family business that now has modern processes. The second and third generations of the Gerber family continue to believe that customers still want the highest quality and best-tasting chicken products available.

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Maple Leaf Farms Focuses on Stewardship
In an effort to raise the healthiest ducks in the most humane way, Maple Leaf Farms created its Trident Stewardship Program. “The Trident Stewardship Program is third-party certified by the Professional Animal Auditors Certification Organization yearly,” said Olivia Tucker, marketing manager at Maple Leaf Farms.

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IPPE Exhibitor Spotlight: Bliss Industries, LLC
Bliss Industries hammermills, pellet mills, pellet coolers, crumblers and other products for the grain, feed, wood, oil and flour milling industries. They provide efficiency, productivity and profitability to the industries they serve.

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Merck Animal Health Appoints Dr. Scott Stehlik as Director of Integrated Swine and Poultry for U.S. Livestock Technical Services
Merck Animal Health announces the appointment of Dr. Scott Stehlik to lead its U.S. Livestock Technical Services business unit as the director of Integrated Swine and Poultry.

“We are excited to introduce Dr. Scott Stehlik to the U.S. Swine and Poultry Technical Services team as we continue to shape the future of animal health with a range of market-leading technology and solutions for our customers,” said Justin Welsh, DVM, executive director, U.S. Livestock Technical Services. “Through our commitment to The Science of Healthier Animals®, Stehlik will help enhance the health and well-being of animals and the people who care for them.”

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Sanderson Farms, Inc. Announces Increase in Quarterly Dividend
Sanderson Farms, Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.44 (forty-four cents) per share, an increase of $0.12 (twelve cents) per share per quarter. This represents a new annual dividend rate of $1.76 (one dollar and seventy-six cents) per share, or an annual increase of $0.48 (forty-eight cents) per share. The regular quarterly cash dividend is payable Oct. 20 to stockholders of record on Oct. 6, 2020.

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Tyson Donates Five Tons of Chicken to Help Feed Local Families
Tyson Foods has announced it's joining the local fight again hunger as the pandemic continues to hit families' pocketbooks hard. The company is donating five tons of fresh chicken in Walla Walla, Washington, and six Tyson managers have volunteered to distribute meals at the Blue Mountain Action Council Mobile Food Bank.

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America's Egg Farmers Make Historic Donation to Feed American Families in Need
Marking a historic moment, America's egg farmers across the nation are donating more than 46 million eggs in 2020, the largest amount ever recorded, as food banks experience unparalleled demand due to COVID-19. U.S. egg farmers have long supported families in need through egg and egg product donations, but these donations are even more important this year. Feeding America, one of the nation's largest networks of food banks, projects an additional 17.1 million people will experience food insecurity in the U.S., with an estimated $1.4 billion shortfall in food bank donations due to the pandemic. Egg farmers are responding by helping to meet the growing need at U.S. food banks.

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Researchers at Iowa State University Explore the Resilience of Agriculture Supply Chains
A new project from Iowa State University will investigate how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted the US food supply chain, with an eye for short- and long-term solutions to prevent future disruptions.

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Japan: Grain and Feed Update
Feed production is projected to increase slightly, reflecting stable livestock production and a slight increase in poultry production. Corn consumption is forecast at 16 million tons in MY2020/21. Sorghum consumption in MY2020/21 is forecast to continue its downward trend as inexpensive corn and rice take its place in Japan's overall compound feed mix. MY2019/20 barley imports are estimated to increase slightly to meet demand from the cattle industry. Sluggish food service demand and strong domestic production are forecast to lower overall wheat imports to 5.45 million tons in MY2020/21. MY2020/21 rice production is expected to increase slightly but declining table rice consumption is forecast to raise stocks and lower prices. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a limited effect on the overall grain and feed market in Japan.

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Poultry Slaughter
Poultry certified wholesome during August 2020 (ready-to-cook weight) totaled 4.26 billion pounds, down 3 percent from the amount certified in August 2019. The July 2020 revised certified total at 4.31 billion pounds, was down 3 percent from July 2019. The July revision represented an increase of 5.10 million pounds from last month's preliminary pounds certified.

The preliminary total live weight of all federally inspected poultry during August 2020 was 5.63 billion pounds, down 3 percent from 5.82 billion pounds a year ago. Young chickens inspected totaled 4.95 billion pounds, down 3 percent from August 2019. Mature chickens, at 64.7 million pounds, were down 9 percent from the previous year. Turkey inspections totaled 594 million pounds, down 5 percent from a year ago. Ducks totaled 12.1 million pounds, down 24 percent from last year.

Young chickens slaughtered during August 2020 averaged 6.42 pounds per bird, up 1 percent from August 2019. The average live weight of mature chickens was 6.84 pounds per bird, down 2 percent from a year ago. Turkeys slaughtered during August 2020 averaged 31.6 pounds per bird, up 2 percent from August 2019.

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Turkey Raised
Turkeys Raised in the United States during 2020 forecasted at 222 million, down 3 percent from the number raised during 2019. The top six states account for 69 percent of the turkeys produced in the United States during 2020. The largest turkey producing state is Minnesota, at 39.0 million turkeys, down 2 percent from the previous year. Arkansas is up 3 percent from the previous year at 31.0 million turkeys produced. North Carolina produced 30.0 million turkeys, down 3 percent from a year ago. Indiana produced 20.0 million turkeys, unchanged from last year. Virginia is up 2 percent from last year at 16.3 million turkeys. Missouri produced 16.0 million turkeys, down 3 percent from the previous year.

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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 steady with checks and undergrade prices higher. Trade sentiment is mostly higher. Bids to buy heavy nest run continue to go unfilled. Offerings are light. Demand is moderate to good, mostly moderate to fairly good. Supplies continue light to moderate. Schedules full-time. Market activity is active.

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: 45-49
Checks: Range: 43-49, Mostly: 43-48

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 wings; generally steady for boneless skinless breasts and dark meat items and weak for tenders. Trucklot buying activity improved slightly under normal weekend demand but still noted as light overall, as dealers continue to monitor disruptions in processing schedules. Offerings of wings are seasonally light and continue to move well; boneless skinless breasts and dark meat cuts are moderate and tenders readily available with discounting noted. Bone-in breasts are moderate to heavy. Market activity is slow to moderate.

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Daily National Turkey Market-At-A-Glance (Thu)
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 firm. The frozen 16-24 lb. tom market is steady to firm. November fresh demand is moderate to good. Demand for 8-16 lb. frozen hens moderate to good. Frozen 16-24 lb. tom demand light to moderate, mostly light. Fresh offerings are light to moderate. Frozen processor offerings of Grade A 8-16 lb. hens range from nil to very light and 16-24 lb. toms light. Resale offerings light. Frozen 2020 Grade A basted equivalent processor offering prices on a national basis for 8-16 lb. hens are 111.00-117.00 cents FOB and 16-24 lb. toms 111.00-117.00 cents FOB for current deliveries. No trading reported for current shipments, slow for deferred. Frozen basted equivalent 16-24 lb. toms traded at 120 cents FOB November.

The fresh white meat and white trim markets are steady while frozen is steady to weak. Fresh demand moderate, frozen light. Offerings of fresh moderate while frozen are moderate to heavy. Further processed demand moderate to good, mostly moderate. The 4-8 lb. breast market is firm. Demand light to moderate. Offerings nil to very light. The market on 8-10 lb. breasts is steady to firm, balance of institutional sized breasts steady. Demand light to moderate on 8-10 lb. sizes, balance light. Offerings of 8-10 lb. breasts nil to light, heavier sized product light to moderate. The market on tom necks is steady with a steady to weak undertone, tom wings and frozen tom drums steady to firm, fresh tom drums steady with unsettledness noted. Demand light to moderate. Offerings light to moderate. The hen bulk parts market is generally steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. The thigh meat market is steady to firm while bone-in thighs are mostly steady. Thigh meat demand moderate to good. Offerings light. The mechanically separated turkey (MST) market is steady to firm. Demand moderate to good. Offerings light. Trading slow.

EXPORT MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

Trading slow with activity reported on fresh tom drums. The market on thigh meat, tom drums, tails and defatted gizzards is steady to firm. The frozen white meats and scapula markets are steady to weak, balance of items generally steady. Demand and offerings are light to moderate.

Daily National Young Turkey Parts (Thu)
The fresh white meat and white trims markets are steady, frozen steady to weak. Fresh demand moderate, frozen light. Fresh offerings moderate, frozen moderate to heavy. The tom necks market is steady with a steady to weak undertone, frozen tom drums and tom wings steady to firm, fresh tom drums steady with unsettledness noted. Demand light to moderate. Offerings very light to moderate. The thigh meat market is steady to firm. Demand moderate to good. Offerings very light to light. The mechanically separated turkey market is steady to firm. Demand moderate to good. Offerings light. Trading slow. For domestic: Grade A non-basted 8-10 lb. rib breasts 112, fresh tom necks 68, body chopping skin 32-35, tails - frozen 53-54, fresh 53 cents delivered. For export: fresh tom drums 53 cents delivered.

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