AgDay Daily Recap -March 13, 2015

March 13, 2015 02:57 AM
 

TODAY ON ADAY
MARCH 13, 2015

OPEN HEADLINES:
ODAY ON AGDAY - AVIAN FLU CONTINUES TO IMPACT THE TURKEY AND POULTRY INDUSTRY. PLUS, COTTON PRICES ARE IN A SLUMP....IN THE PROFARMER PROFIT BRIEFING... WHAT TO DO WITH CUBAN TRADE FINDS A DIFFERENCE OF OPINION...AND THIS INDIANA FARMER GOES TO EXTREME MEASURES TO SAVE A NEW BORN CALF. AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY SILVERADO…
BIRD FLU BANS:
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. AS THE NUMBER OF CASES OF AVIAN FLU GROWS IN U-S TURKEY FLOCKS, THE INDUSTRY TRIES TO CONVINCE FOREIGN IMPORTERS THAT THE OUTBREAK IS NOT A NATIONWIDE PROBLEM...AND THAT'S OUR TOP STORY ON AGDAY.
USPEEC:
THE U-S POULTRY AND EGG EXPORT COUNCIL TELLS AGDAY THAT BASED ON CONVERSATIONS THIS WEEK BETWEEN U-S AND MEXICAN OFFICIALS, - QUOTING NOW - THAT THEY'RE "CONFIDENT THAT MEXICO WILL SOON LIFT RESTRICTIONS ON IMPORTS OF RAW PRODUCT DESTINED FOR FURTHER PROCESSING" THAT RAW PRODUCT ACCOUNTS FOR A LARGE SHARE OF U-S POULTRY EXPORTS TO MEXICO.
HOW IT SPREADS:
HE ORIGINAL CASES WE FIRST TOLD YOU ABOUT LAST NOVEMBER WERE IN BRITISH COLUMBIA CANADA AND THEN IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST.NOW THE DISEASE IS IN THE MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY WHICH GENERALLY FOLLOWS THE PATH OF THE RIVER. IN THE PAST WEEK WE'VE REPORTED ON THE ORIGINAL CASE IN MINNESOTA, THEN TO MISSOURI AND NOW ARKANSAS. ANIMAL HEALTH OFFICIALS - BOTH AT THE FEDERAL AND STATE LEVEL - BELIEVE WILD BIRDS SUCH AS DUCKS OR GEESE MOST LIKELY ARE CARRYING THE DISEASE INTO THE STATES. FLOCKS OF POULTRY THAT MAY BE PENNED OUTSIDE COULD BE AT RISK IF THEY INTERMINGLE WITH WILD BIRDS. AT THIS POINT, THEY DON'T BELIEVE THIS DISEASE IS BEING SPREAD FARM-TO-FARM.  THAT SAID AG OFFICIALS SAY PRODUCERS CANNOT TAKE CHANCES.
MINNESOTA:
STATE BY STATE - THE MINNESOTA BOARD OF ANIMAL HEALTH SAYS SET-UP A SIX MILE PERIMETER AROUND THE FARM IN POPE COUNTY WHERE THE FIRST POSITIVE CASE WAS FOUND.SINCE THEN BACKYARD BIRDS ON A TOTAL OF 30 OTHER PREMISES IN THE CONTROL AREA WERE TESTED FOR AVIAN INFLUENZA. AND ALL OF THOSE TESTS WERE NEGATIVE.  HOWEVER THOSE BIRDS OUTSIDE THE AFFECTED FARM REMAIN UNDER QUARANTINE FOR OBSERVATION.
MISSOURI BIRD FLU:
AS WE FIRST REPORTED EARLIER THIS WEEK TWO TURKEY FLOCKS IN MISSOURI HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH BIRD FLU. THESE ARE THE FIRST KNOWN CASES OF H-5-N-2 IN MISSOURI. THE FARMS ARE ABOUT 175 MILES APART FROM EACH OTHER.THE COMMERCIAL FLOCKS AT BOTH LOCATIONS WERE EUTHANIZED. TYPICALLY, THE CARCASSES ARE BURIED OR COMPOSTED. A TOTAL OF 51-THOUSAND TURKEYS WERE IN THE HOUSES. A MISSOURI POULTRY SPECIALIST SAYS THE PRODUCERS MAY NOT HAVE EVEN KNOWN THE DISEASE WAS THERE.
COTTON SLUMP:
THANKS CINDI.  GLOBAL COTTON STOCKS CONTINUE TO RISE. AND IT'S ONCE AGAIN PUTTING PRESSURE ON PRICES. USDA REVISING IT'S FORECAST FOR CHINESE CONSUMPTION OF COTTON...ESTIMATING DEMAND ABOUT ONE AND A HALF PERCENTAGE POINTS LOWER. ONE REASON IT'S ALSO EXPECTING INVENTORIES TO KEEP CLIMBING…FORECASTING GLOBAL JULY COTTON STOCKS MORE THAN 8 PERCENT ABOVE THE PREVIOUS YEAR...AT A RECORD 110 MILLION BALES. PRICES HAVE FALLEN BY A THIRD IN THE PAST YEAR. MAY COTTON FUTURES NOW TRADING NEW 60 DOLLARS PER HUNDRED.
TEASE:
STILL TO COME, WE CHECK ON THURSDAY'S CLOSE AT THE CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE. PLUS OUR PROFARMER PROFIT BRIEFING...
CLOSE:
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.

 

 

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