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Sunday 6th October 2019

3PM-5PM

PROTEIN BUYERS WORKSHOP

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4PM-6PM

REGISTRATION

6PM-8PM

WELCOME RECEPTION

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Monday 7th October 2019

MARKETS TODAY: GLOBAL MARKETS

7.30AM

REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING BREAKFAST

8.30AM

OPENING REMARKS

Jamie Chadwick, News Director, Urner Barry

8.45AM

EXAMINING THE GLOBAL AGRICULTURE MARKET

  • The current state of the global economy: How is agriculture changing?
  • Changes in agriculture related consumption, export and trade trends over the last 12-18 months
  • The impact that these changes in trends have had on US protein markets

Brett Stuart, Founder, Global AgriTrends

9.45AM

TRADE PARTNERS, LAWS AND BARRIERS

  • Breakdown of the US’ biggest trade partners and the impact of these relationships on domestic supply
  • Outline of potential trade partners for the future and how likely these are to materialize
  • Projections on what US protein markets would look like if new trade relationships were to be made

Will Sawyer, Lead Economist, Animal Protein, CoBank

10.25AM

MORNING WRAP-UP

Urner Barry Market Reporters will use the insight from the mornings’ sessions to provide an overview of how the topics raised might affect market pricing

Gary Morrison, Vice President, Urner Barry

10.45AM

NETWORKING BREAK

11.05AM

ANALYSIS OF THE ASIAN AGRICULTURE MARKET

  • Breakdown of protein market information in China and across Asia
  • Examination of import and export figures across different protein markets
  • Forecast on how import and export figures could change and what the impact of this would be on US protein markets

Daniel A. Sumner, Professor, Agricultural Resource and Economics, University of California, Davis, and Co-Editor of the China Agricultural Economic Review

11.40AM

AFRICAN SWINE FEVER AND THE US: CURRENT ISSUES AND FUTURE IMPACTS

  • Outline of the current situation
  • Projections on the future spread of the disease
  • Impact on US domestic supply, under different scenarios

Panel Discussion with Todd Thurman, Founder, SwineTex
Brett Stuart, Founder, Global AgriTrends
Rob Murphy, Executive Vice President, Research and Analysis, J.S. Ferraro & Co.
Moderated by Russell Barton, Director and Pork Reporter, Urner Barry

12.30PM

NETWORKING LUNCH

1.45PM

EXAMINING GRAIN AND FEED MARKETS

  • Insight into the current global grain pricing and supply markets
  • Forecast of potential changes in trends which would have an impact on grain pricing and demand
  • Other changes impacting the price of livestock feed

Glenn B. Smith, Director, Feed Ingredient Procurement, Wayne Farms LLC

MARKETS TODAY: DOMESTIC MARKETS

2.15PM

THE MACROECONOMIC VIEW OF PROTEIN MARKETS

  • Overview of macroeconomic conditions and impact to food consumption
  • Understanding U.S. protein demand and changing consumer preferences
  • The fundamentals of U.S. protein supply

Nathan Kauffman, Vice President and Branch Executive, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

2.50PM

AFTERNOON WRAP-UP

Drawing on previous sessions the Market Reporter will add to the morning’s wrap-up and help piece together the picture of the current market
Jamie Chadwick, News Director, Urner Barry

3.10PM

NETWORKING BREAK

3.30PM

PROTEIN BUYERS OUTLOOK PANEL

  • Outline of changes in trends which have impacted types of protein products procured
  • Factors that make good procurement partnerships
  • Changes in consumer demands and preferences of product types

Aaron Riippa, Sourcing Manager; Protein, General Mills
Dr. Brad Morgan, Senior Director of Protein, Performance Food Group
Arnold Silver, Director, Raw Materials Procurement, Smithfield Foods
Moderated by Laura Zinger, Host of Urner Barry’s Market Digest Podcast

4.20PM

ALTERNATIVE PROTEINS – FRIEND OR FOE?

  • Are alternatives like lab-grown and plant-based proteins a potential disruptor to the industry?
  • The impact on the market should these protein types gain a stronghold
  • Reasons behind partnerships with alternative protein companies, and the potential future benefits of this

Christine McCracken, Executive Director, Animal Protein, Rabobank

5.05PM

EVENING WRAP-UP

Final wrap-up of the day where market reporters piece together all the information of previous sessions to create an accurate view on the current market and pricing
Russ Whitman, Senior Vice President, Urner Barry

5.20PM

EVENING DRINKS RECEPTION

END OF DAY 1

Tuesday 8th October 2019

MARKETS TOMORROW

7.00AM

NETWORKING BREAKFAST

8.00AM

MARKET REPORTER INSIGHT

Three senior Urner Barry Market Reporters will introduce the day by each drawing on the scene that was set in the previous days’ sessions and wrap-ups and outlining the current state of the domestic poultry, pork and beef markets. Each Market Reporter will talk on their specific protein in preparation for wider discussion in the protein specific break-out sessions.

Russell Barton, Director, Urner Barry
Gary Morrison, Vice President, Urner Barry
Russ Whitman, Senior Vice President, Urner Barry

9.00AM

VALUE CHAIN PANEL: LABOR AND RESOURCING CHALLENGES

  • Discussing the industry-wide challenges around hiring and retaining skilled staff
  • How these developments could impact protein costs
  • Potential solutions for the industry

Ron Hayden, Recruiting Consultant, Livestock Industry Specialist, Ag1Source 
Mike Townsley, Chairman, former CEO and President, Bob Evans Foods
Moderated by Laura Zinger, Host of Urner Barry’s Market Digest Podcast

9.45AM

NETWORKING BREAK

PROTEIN SPECIFIC BREAK-OUTS

Poultry

10.15AM

ANALYZING FACTORS AFFECTING THE REARING OF POULTRY

  • Overview of factors which can affect the cost of raising poultry
  • Insight into the consequences of these factors and the effects on market pricing

Ron Prestage, President, Prestage Farms

Beef

10.15AM

REVIEWING BEEF EXPORT MARKETS

  • Outline of the main beef export markets
  • Issues that affect export product and markets
  • What the export market is trending to look like in 12-18 months
  • Issues around traceability requirements for export partners

Travis Arp, Senior Director, Export Services and Access, United States Meat Export Federation

Pork

10.15AM

CHANGING CONSUMER DEMANDS AND SOURCING NICHE PROTEINS

  • Issues with sourcing the pork products consumers want; including organic, NAE, ABF, GAP certified
  • How these niche products impact prices

Rob Murphy, Executive Vice President, Research and Analysis, J.S. Ferraro and Co.

10.45AM

CHANGING CONSUMER DEMANDS AND SOURCING NICHE PROTEINS

  • Issues with sourcing the poultry products consumers want; including organic, NAE, ABF, GAP certified
  • How these niche products impact prices

Maria Steingoltz, Managing Director and Partner, L.E.K. Consulting

10.45AM

ANALYZING FACTORS AFFECTING THE COSTS OF REARING CATTLE

  • Overview of factors which can affect the cost of raising livestock e.g. weather, feed, labour and disease
  • Insight into the consequences of these factors and the effects on market pricing

Derrell Peel, Professor, Agricultural Economics, Oklahoma State University

10.45AM

REVIEWING PORK EXPORT MARKETS

  • Outline of the main pork export markets
  • What markets are looking promising for US partnership?
  • Potential impact of African Swine Fever
  • What the export market will look like in the next 12-18 months

Erin Borror, Economist, United States Meat Export Federation

11.15AM

REVIEWING POULTRY EXPORT MARKETS

  • Outline of the main poultry export markets
  • Identifying other potential export markets and partners
  • Issues that affect export products and markets
  • What the export market is trending to look like in 12-18 months

Joel Coleman, Vice President of International and Industrial Sales, Butterball Turkeys

11.15AM

CHANGING CONSUMER DEMANDS AND SOURCING NICHE PROTEINS

  • Issues with sourcing the beef products consumers wan; including organic, NAE, ABF, GAP certified
  • How these niche products impact prices

Mark Winkler, Senior Director, Category Management, US Foods

11.15AM

ANALYSING FACTORS AFFECTING THE COSTS OF REARING SWINE 

  • Overview of factors which can affect the cost of raising livestock e.g. weather, feed, labour and disease
  • Insight into the consequences of these factors and the effects on market pricing

Dallas Hockman, Vice President, Industry Relations, National Pork Producers Council

11.45AM

MORNING WRAP-UP

Russ Whitman, Urner Barry

11.45AM

MORNING WRAP-UP

Gary Morrison, Urner Barry

11.45AM

MORNING WRAP-UP

Russell Barton, Urner Barry

12.00PM

NETWORKING LUNCH

1.15PM

TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS: IMPACT ON PRICING

  • Effects of increases in freight costs
  • Consequences of new regulations on different businesses within the value chain
  • Potential impact on market pricing across protein markets

Becky Hofer, President, ICS Transportation Services LLC

2.00PM

MARKET FORECAST – 2020 AND BEYOND

  • Projections on what protein trends to look out for over the next 12-18 months
  • Potential alternative outcomes based on each trend
  • Emerging factors that could influence meat markets

Randy Blach, CEO, CattleFax

3.00PM

CLOSING REMARKS

Jamie Chadwick, News Director, Urner Barry