PoultryCast update for January 14, 2010, Impact of Russia Closing Market To U.S. Poultry For Chlorine Residue

The New Year starts off with hope of improved profitability and less volatility… OK, I said ‘hope’.

Russia’s implementation of stricter standards for chlorine residues on poultry products has caused a major wrinkle in ongoing trade. Still a concern is what will happen to the tons of product in the pipeline when the new regs went into effect. We talked with representatives of the U.S.A. Poultry and Egg Export Council to get a handle on the Russian concerns and what can be done to alleviate the crisis.
The following comments courtesy of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s Daily Livestock Report: Russia remains the largest export market for U.S. chicken but shipments to Russia were down 24% from November 2008 levels. Total U.S. chicken exports in November were 6.8% lower than last year and year-to-date exports still trail the Jan-Nov 2008 total by 2.5%. Here is PDF of specific report cited. Subscribe to get these and other CME data and information.

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PoultryCast® Conversations

American Feed Industry Association At World Poultry Expo

MP3 fileJoel Newman, American Feed Industry Association's president and CEO, shares the overview of the their partnership with the World Poultry Expo and highlights top legislative / regulatory concerns for the coming months.

What are Impacts of Russia Closing Market To U.S. Poultry For Chlorine Residue?

MP3 fileConversations with USA Poultry and Egg Export Council about the issue and what it will take to reach resolution.

Reviewing 2009's Top Ag Law Provisions

MP3 fileReviewing 2009's Top Ag Law Provisions going into 2010.

Agchat: Agriculture discussions on Social Media channels

Twitter discussionsClimate Change discussion.

Twitter discussionsAg and farm related issues discussion.

PoultryCast® Headliners

Meggie Foster

Link to blogU.S. bioenergy policy: Time to refuel? A recently-released policy paper by Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy is questioning the United States’ biofuels policy, and rightly so. U.S. biofuels policy is by no means, perfectly structured and many areas are in dire need of being revisited.

Don Tyler, New Year--New Attitudes

Link to blogAs we replace the wall calendar and the doodle sheet that covers our desktop, it is a good time to review procedures, policies and priorities. This is the time of year that our employees seem to be the most open to new ideas—and the most accepting of change. To maximize this opportunity, many operations schedule company-wide meetings to communicate with all the employees and provide a forum for feedback and discussion.

PoultryCast® Conference Connection

International Poultry Expo Jan. 27-29, 2010, Atlanta, GA. The International Poultry Expo has information and displays representing the entire "All Feather" industry. Poultry and egg research, education, communications and technical services will be on display.

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