Chicken parts exports in September this year were 292,770 metric tons valued at $362.73 million compared with 303,752 tons valued at $370.50 million in September 2012, a 3.6-percent decrease in quantity and a 2.1-percent decrease in value.

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Even though there is a record corn harvest, Purdue University Extension Agricultural Economist Dr. Chris Hurt said in a recent “AgriNews” report that the final tabulation on corn production will not be as high as some expected, which means prices will unlikely be “extremely low.”

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Although there is always a difference in the absolute number of  broiler eggs placed in incubators and the number of broiler chicks placed for growout, the difference in the two data series for the five-week-moving averages for recent weeks is normally not this wide, USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) reported in this month’s Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook.

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USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is holding its annual meeting to discuss the AMS commodity purchase program on  January 15-16 in Arlington, Virginia.  All contractors and commodity supplier are invited to participate.

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U.S. total broiler slaughter for the week ending November 23 is estimated by USDA-AMS’s Poultry Market News Service to be 153,837,000 broilers, a 24-percent increase from the same week a year earlier.

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