Livestock: Low Hog Prices to Start the Year

🕔Mar 12, 2019Hog prices have been struggling so far this year. USDA reports that live prices in January and February have averaged below $40 for the first time in over a decade. […]

Pork Industry: Some Recovery from Decade Low Prices

🕔Jan 7, 2019The U.S. pork industry has been expanding the breeding herd and growing since mid-2014. The rate of breeding herd expansion peaked in early 2018 at a 3.5 percent annual growth […]

Livestock: Will Pork Industry Have a Better 2019?

🕔Dec 3, 2018Pork producers are expected to struggle with hog prices below costs of production through the winter. Record pork production and trade disputes continue to be the near-term drag on prices. […]

Livestock Markets: Pork Prospects Improve, But Losses Still Loom

🕔Oct 1, 2018The pork outlook looked bleak in August. Fear of large pork supplies and Mexican and Chinese tariffs on U.S. pork exports appeared disastrous to hog prices. At that time, my […]

Indiana: Pinney Purdue Field Day, Wanatah, Aug. 22

🕔Aug 17, 2018Purdue Extension will host a field day at the Pinney Purdue Agricultural Center (PPAC) on Aug. 22. Field days are educational opportunities offered throughout the summer by Purdue Agricultural Centers and Purdue Extension. These […]

Livestock Markets: Too Much Pork, Tariffs Mean Too Few Buyers

🕔Jul 9, 2018The pork industry appears to be headed for a period of large losses in which excess pork supplies force prices below costs of production. In addition, demand will likely be […]

Livestock: Pork Industry – Future Not Looking Good

🕔Jun 4, 2018Listen to MP3 Podcast Large pork supplies, rising costs, and potential trade retaliation from both Mexico and China continue to cast a shadow over the pork industry. Losses are expected […]

Indiana: Farm Management Tour, Franklin, June 21-22

🕔May 24, 2018Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture and Purdue Extension will host the 86th annual Farm Management Tour in Johnson and Shelby counties June 21-22. The two-day farm tour will feature […]

Livestock: Pork Tariffs Sour Industry Outlook

🕔Apr 2, 2018The 2018 outlook early this year was for modest profitability. Now, it has shifted to losses. The reasons are clear. Higher costs and lost exports as China has implemented a […]

Livestock: Hog Prices Increase, But So Do Feed Costs

🕔Feb 26, 2018Listen to MP3 Podcast The pork market has been favored by strong demand and that remains supportive for hog prices this year. Prospects remain positive for higher producer prices again […]

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