The Amino Acid landscape continues to change. Only 2 years ago, I was able to purchase dry Lysine from 4 domestic Lysine manufacturers with a lead time of 2-3 weeks. Today, only one has this convenience, though it is limited by monthly allocated amounts. The other 3 manufacturers have either dropped dry Lysine or only want to work with large end users.
Over these last 2 years the phrase “just in time inventory” has been replaced by “just in case inventory” Even though the news is reporting the west coast ports are no longer backed up, it is too early to work back to "just in time inventory". As we look forward to 2023, there are going to be opportunities and shortfalls as the turbulent health of nations, people & livestock continue to affect product costs and availability. I can’t say it enough, United States does not make enough Lysine, Threonine, Methionine or Tryptophan for the needs of our nation. Because of this we are dependent on imports.
Opportunities right now include: (while inventory lasts)
1) FuFeng Tryptophan powder $3.42 lb.
2) Buying Zoetis and Pharmgate products before 2023 increases.
3) Threonine and Lysine look to go up in January. Threonine bags
are rumored to be in short supply until February or later.
Miracle on 34th street has always been my favorite holiday movie. I was thinking about it recently and realized I have been practicing “The Miracle on 34th Street Sales philosophy” nearly my whole life. The article below starts a little slow, but is a tremendous philosophy for life in general, especially for someone in a sales position like myself.