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International Egg and Poultry Review

by 5m Editor
10 May 2006, at 12:00am

By the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service - This is a weekly report looking at international developments concerning the poultry industry, this week looking at the US Export Market.

International Egg and Poultry Review - By the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service - This is a weekly report looking at international developments concerning the poultry industry, this week looking at the US Export Market.

Russia Cancels Import Permits

Total shell egg (fresh, preserved or cooked) exports for January-February 2006 have dropped 34% in volume and 41% in value from the same time frame last year. Out of the top five export destinations, only Hong Kong and Western Samoa increased imports. Dried egg white exports have decreased 39% by volume and 12% by value. The only notable exceptions are Germany, United Kingdom and Taiwan.

Canada has greatly increased their imports of egg whites over last year's same time frame resulting in an overall increase of 51% by volume and 32% by value for other egg white exports. Dried Egg Yolk exports have declined 41% in volume and 34% in price despite the presence of countries who had previously bought limited volumes from the U.S. before.

The market tone on white meat continued steady to instances firm. Demand moderate to good. Offerings short to instances adequate and mostly held with confidence. The market tone on 4-8 lb. breasts was steady to fully steady, institutional sized rib breasts at least steady. Demand light to moderate for the short to instances adequate offerings. The market tone on thigh meat was mostly steady. Demand light to moderate for the adequate offerings. The market tone on mechanically separated turkey was steady to fully steady for the moderate to good demand.

Offerings short to adequate. Trading was heavy on fresh tom drums for export, moderate on tom necks and fresh tom breast meat for domestic shipments, balance slow. For domestic: fresh breast trim 121-124 mostly 123-124, fresh scapula 125-130, Grade A basted 8- 10 lb. breasts 135 and 12-16 lb. breasts 165, plant grade basted 20-24 lb. breasts 170 cents delivered. For export: tom necks 28.25, fresh tom drums 39 cents delivered.

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Source: USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service - 9th May 2006

5m Editor