Shell egg exports decline by 40%
The U.S. Poultry and Egg Export
Council export data for the first eight
months of 2008 show a decline in shell
egg exports by 40% to 31.9 million
dozen valued at $27.7 million. This
represents a 34% decrease in total value
but a 49% increase in unit value from
$0.77 per dozen to $1.15 per dozen.
Canada represented the largest market
with 41% of shipments followed by
Hong Kong at 30%.
Exports of egg products remain fairly static at 20,891 tons but unit value increased by 19% from $2,369 to $2,809
per metric ton.
Shell egg exports represented approximately 0.9% of total U.S. production on an annualized basis, corresponding to the output of 2. 5 million
hens out of a total U.S. flock approaching 285 million.
USDA Crop Report shows 9% harvest
The U.S. Department of Agriculture
(USDA) Crop Report updated on Oct.
10 indicated that 9% of the corn and
soy crops for 2008 had been harvested
compared to the 2007 value of 20% as
of the end of September. Approximately 61% of corn acreage was adjudged to
be “good to excellent.”
The 2008 corn harvest is estimated to
attain 12. 2 million bushels compared to
13. 1 million bushels in 2007.
Average yield will be 150.4 bushels
per acre which is a 1.7% upward revision over the September report. Ap-
proximately 91% of the79,197 corn
acres planted will be harvested.
The 2008 soybean harvest will be
2.98 million bushels with an average
yield of 39.5 bushels per acre. The
USDA categorized 57% of the soybean
crop as “good to excellent” with 98%
of the soy acreage of 75,479 harvested.
Panel tackles alternative feed
Industry experts will investigate the
opportunities and pitfalls involved in the
use of alternative feed ingredients in a
seminar at the 2009 International Poultry
Expo and International Feed Expo (IPE/
IFE) in Atlanta.
In a WATT-sponsored panel presentation, “Impact of alternative ingredients
on poultry feed cost and quality,” experts
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