Chicken exports in January were up 21.8 percent in value and up 8.7 percent in quantity.  Exports totaled 262,639 metric tons valued at $328.74 million in January 2012 compared with 241,514 tons valued at $270.00 million in January 2011.

Continue reading »

U.S. exports of paws/feet last year totaled 346,048 metric tons, 13 percent higher than the 306,853 tons in 2010 but 27 percent lower than the 473,691 tons in 2009, according to the “International Egg and Poultry Review” this week from USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS).

Continue reading »

January’s stronger than expected broiler production and wholesale prices for broilers resulted in USDA raising its 2012 forecast for both production and prices, according to the department’s “World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate” report issued today.

Continue reading »

A study published in this month’s Journal of Food Protection concluded that regardless of the sluggish economy that chicken processors are still keeping Salmonella under control.

Continue reading »

The Commodity Procurement Division of the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will hold its annual conference on April 19 and 20 in Washinton, D.C. to discuss the AMS commodity purchase and distribution program.

Continue reading »

U.S. total broiler slaughter for the week ending March 10 is estimated by USDA-AMS’s Poultry Market News Service to be 149,699,000 broilers, a 5-percent decrease from the same week a year earlier.

Continue reading »