Okay if you seen the Smithfield Foods Meat Plants post from the other day; you should check it out if you haven’t. But seems like Tyson chicken is also involved with China. Very Interesting… Ill post a couple articles below:
China to Tyson: Send Us Chicken
Posted Dec 17, 2019
Tyson Foods and other companies have been cleared to export chicken products to China, ending a four-year-old ban.
Tyson’s stock rose 2% Dec. 17 on the news that all 36 of its processing plants can resume sending product to China. Sanderson Farms, Pilgrim’s Pride and others companies have also been cleared to ship to China.
An outbreak of avian flu led China to ban all chicken and eggs from the United States in 2015. The ban had a profound effect on the American poultry market, especially since China was a customer for chicken feet, wing tips and other parts for which domestic demand is small or nonexistent.
China has an incentive to ease U.S. import bans because an outbreak of African Swine Fever has wiped out nearly half its hog herd, driving up the price of its primary source of protein. This situation puts China at a disadvantage in the trade war that it has been waging with the Trump administration.
China and the U.S. recently reached a preliminary agreement that would scale back China’s tariffs on American agricultural goods in exchange for the U.S. reducing and delaying its tariffs on Chinese imports. U.S. trade representatives say that the agreement will lead to an increase of up to $50 billion in Chinese purchases of American farm goods, but some observers are skeptical of that claim.
Tyson Foods cleared to ship poultry to China from all U.S. plants
Posted Dec, 18, 2019
Tyson Foods Inc received approval from U.S. and Chinese authorities to export American poultry to China from all 36 of its U.S. processing plants and expects to begin taking orders early next year, a chief supply chain officer for the company said.
U.S. chicken companies are eager to resume sales in China after Beijing last month lifted a nearly five-year ban on imports as Chinese consumers seek pork alternatives. A deadly hog disease has killed millions of pigs and raised meat prices in the pork-loving country.
Increased Chinese purchases of products like chicken feet, wing tips and legs would help increase U.S. agricultural exports to China as the two countries negotiate a trade deal.
“There’s an extreme amount of interest across all those parts from multiple buyers in China,” Bernie Adcock, Tyson Foods’ chief supply chain officer for poultry, said in an interview on Friday.
The U.S. Trade Representative last month projected more than $1 billion in annual poultry shipments to China.
Tyson says pork exports to China soared nearly 600% in first quarter after swine fever outbreak
Posted Feb 14, 2020
Tyson Foods Inc. says it’s just starting to see the benefits of the African swine fever outbreak in China, which includes a 600% year-over-year increase in pork orders to China in the fiscal first quarter.
The meat producer says it is moving toward a ractopamine-free hog supply, which should open additional markets for its pork products. Ractopamine is a feed additive that is banned in many countries.
“In fact, global demand for all proteins is increasing as African swine fever continues to reduce pork supplies in Asia,” said Noel White, chief executive officer, on the company’s earnings call last week.
Tyson also anticipates double the demand for chicken in China.
“Overall, we think conditions will drastically improve in the back half of the year; exports should ramp up as Tyson supplies China and backfills other countries, beef margins should remain high due to less U.S. imports of Australian beef (caused by the bush fires), China could reduce tariffs, and Tyson plans to launch more alternative protein products,” the note said.
Tyson, Smithfield to Reopen Plants
Posted May 7, 2020
Tyson Foods and Smithfield Foods are preparing to bring back online two of their biggest pork processing plants, which were shut down by coronavirus infections among workers.
Smithfield announced it would open up its plant in Sioux Falls, S.D., which had been the biggest source of COVID-19 cases in South Dakota. The reopening will take place in stages, with limited operations having already started, according to the union representing plant workers. Full operation is scheduled to be phased in by late May.
Tyson, meanwhile, said it will reopen its plant in Waterloo, Iowa, which was closed in late April following more than 100 cases of COVID-19. The company said all employees returning to work had been tested for COVID-19, and that the plant had been deep-cleaned during the shutdown. The plant was scheduled to resume limited operations May 7.
‘DYK’: As of 2006 four companies—Smithfield, Tyson Foods, Swift & Company, and Cargill—were responsible for the production of 70 percent of pork in the United States.
It’s interesting to note that when one or the other is in the headlines they are both included in the mainstream news headlines… I also find it interesting that they lifted the ban of meats after 4 years before all this happened. I don’t know what to believe, all I know is America got sold out and were like screwed. We need our country back, and for the USA to start making stuff to provide good paying jobs and more of our freedoms back like ASAP! China you suck