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24 December 2013
Foundation Awards Grant to Mississippi State University
US - The US Poultry and Egg Association (USPoultry) Foundation recently awarded a $17,527 student recruiting grant to Mississippi State University’s Poultry Science Department....
No Farm Bill Deal Before 1 January
US - As expected, the 2013 Farm Bill will wait until January for passage....
20 December 2013
Zoetis Declares First Quarter 2014 Dividend
US - The Board of Directors of Zoetis Inc. has declared a first quarter dividend payable to holders of the company’s common stock of $0.072 per share, an increase of 11 per cent from the quarterly dividend rate paid in 2013....
CME: Average Composite Broiler Price for November Down
US - Retail beef prices set yet another record in November while prices of other proteins moderated slightly from October levels, Steve Meyer and Len Steiner report....
19 December 2013
Coalition Likely to Oppose Final Partnership Agreement
US - A coalition of agricultural organisations is likely to oppose a final Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement if it includes Japan but that country doesn't agree to comprehensive trade liberalisation, including elimination of tariffs on virtually...
Sanderson Farms Reports Strong Finish to Successful Year
US - Sanderson Farms, Inc. reported that its results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended 31 October 2013 reveal that net sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 were $727.1 million compared with $648.4 million for the same period a year ago....
18 December 2013
The Maschhoffs Acquires GNP Company
US - The Maschhoffs, LLC, the largest family-owned pork production company in North America, has announced the completion of its acquisition of GNP Company™, the Midwest’s leading provider of premium quality chicken under the Gold’n Plump®, Just...
CME: Turkey Consumption in 2013 Steady; Broilers Recover Slightly
US - While supplies of poultry, hogs and, especially, cattle have been a major focus of our discussions of prices this past year, demand has been a tremendously positive influence as well, according to Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Animal Activists Attempting to Sidestep Court Decisions, Says Chicken Council
US - On Tuesday (17 December), Farm Sanctuary and the Animal Welfare Institute filed a petition requesting the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to amend its regulations under the Poultry Products Inspection Act to regulate practices and...
16 December 2013
Senator Calls for Support for New Rule on Poultry Slaughter
US - US Senator Kay Hagan wrote a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Thursday (12 December) and asked him to support a proposed new rule on poultry slaughter inspection and take steps so that it can become final. ...
Arkansas University Poultry Science Department Receives Gift
US - The University of Arkansas Department of Poultry Science recently received a donation of $18,377 from the USPoultry Harold E. Ford Foundation....
13 December 2013
Poultry Producers Support 'Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act'
US - The National Chicken Council and National Turkey Federation, with a coalition of poultry and livestock groups, announced their support for the "Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act" which was introduced yesterday (12 December) by Senators Diane Feinstein...
12 December 2013
US Broiler Forecast Unchanged: Turkey, Egg Output Estimates Lowered
ANALYSIS - The latest USDA estimates for poultry meat and egg production in the US for 2013 and 2014, summarised by Jackie Linden....
11 December 2013
Conference on Outlook for Doubling Global Egg Production Scheduled for Expo
US - Sponsored by the United Egg Producers and USPOULTRY, the Meeting the World Challenge: Outlook for Doubling Global Egg Production programme will be held from 1 – 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 29 January 2014, during the International Production & Processing...
Grains Mostly Weaker in Aftermath of USDA Supply and Demand Report
ANALYSIS - Corn futures moved lower at midday Tuesday, after seeing a slight bounce following a mildly bullish USDA supply and demand report for December. ...
New Jobs at Shenandoah Poultry Processing Plant in Virginia
US - Governor Bob McDonnell has announced that Shenandoah Processing, LLC, a newly-formed, locally-owned company located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, will reopen a former Pilgrim's Pride poultry processing facility and create 102 new full-time equivalent...
10 December 2013
NFU Board Urges Congress Not to Abandon 2013 Farm Bill
US - In a resolution adopted yesterday (9 December) by the National Farmers Union (NFU) Board of Directors, Congress was urged to remain in session until the completion of the 2013 Farm Bill....
Wayne Farms Announces Joint Venture With Salm Partners LLC
US - Wayne Farms LLC recently announced a joint venture with Salm Partners, LLC to begin producing chicken sausage products. The new joint venture company will operate out of the Wayne Farms’ Decatur Further Processing facility....
09 December 2013
Firm Aiming to Crack Egg Business
US - Funded by prominent Silicon Valley investors and Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Hampton Creek Foods seeks to disrupt a global egg industry that backers say wastes energy, pollutes the environment, causes disease outbreaks and confines chickens to...
06 December 2013
Volatility, Uncertainty Due to RFS Damaging, Says Chicken Council
US - National Chicken Council (NCC) president Mike Brown has called for a permanent Congressional fix at the EPA hearing on 2014 RFS Standards....
28 November 2013
CME: 2013 Witnesses Dramatic Change in Turkey Placements
US - The focus of this report for the most part is the red meat industry but we also often talk about broilers (a big competitor) and corn (a major input) in that context, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
27 November 2013
American Spending on Animal Healthcare Products up in 2012
US - According to the Animal Health Institute’s "Market Sales Report", in 2012, Americans spent five per cent more to protect the health of companion and farm animals compared to 2011, amounting to nearly $7.4 million....
New COOL for Meat, Poultry Products Implemented, Welcomed
US - Recently, new country-of-origin labels (COOL) for meat and poultry products were implemented. ...
Ham, Turkey Provided for Needy Families in Cleveland
US - Yesterday (26 November), Representative Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, joined with the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), the Ohio Pork Producers Council and Walmart to provide Thanksgiving food baskets of...
26 November 2013
CME: Chicken Stocks up in October
US - USDA released its monthly "Cold Storage" report on Friday and that report shows that 31 October meat and poultry inventories were virtually unchanged from one year ago, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
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