Midwest: Crop, Livestock Price Prospects for 2020 Jan 9, 2020

🕔Jan 9, 2020
This is a presentation summary from the 2019 Illinois Farm Economics Summit (IFES) which occurred December 16-20, 2019. A complete collection of presentations including PowerPoint Slides (PPT) and printable summaries […]

2020 Hogs: More Supply, Profitable Prices? Jan 7, 2020

🕔Jan 7, 2020
The USDA’s December Hogs and Pigs report indicates that producers continue to expand, with the December 1 inventory of all hogs and pigs coming in at 77.338 million head, a record for […]

Livestock: Will Pork Producers Have a Profitable Year? Jul 8, 2019

🕔Jul 8, 2019
The pork outlook started this year on a downbeat, then in March and April markets recognized that African swine fever in China could cause global pork shortages and lean futures […]

Livestock: Low Hog Prices to Start the Year Mar 12, 2019

🕔Mar 12, 2019
Hog 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, 2019

🕔Jan 7, 2019
The 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, 2018

🕔Dec 3, 2018
Pork 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: Swine Feed Cost Projections for 2019 Oct 8, 2018

🕔Oct 8, 2018
Corn and soybean prices have weakened considerably since late May.  Using USDA-NASS corn and soybean prices for Indiana, corn prices declined from $3.92 to $3.54 per bushel from May to […]

Livestock Markets: Pork Prospects Improve, But Losses Still Loom Oct 1, 2018

🕔Oct 1, 2018
The 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 […]

Livestock: Pork Industry – Future Not Looking Good Jun 4, 2018

🕔Jun 4, 2018
Listen 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 […]

Livestock: Hog Prices Increase, But So Do Feed Costs Feb 26, 2018

🕔Feb 26, 2018
Listen 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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