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 […]

Livestock: Hog Prices Supported by Strong Demand Jan 2, 2018

🕔Jan 2, 2018
In USDA’s December Hogs and Pigs report, pork producers indicated they continue to increase the breeding herd at a slow-sustainable pace. The breeding herd was up one percent and the […]

Livestock Market: Hog Price Prospects Strengthen Dec 4, 2017

🕔Dec 4, 2017
Hog prices this fall have been stronger than anticipated. In early October, USDA analysts estimated that fourth quarter live prices would average $38 to $40 per hundredweight. Now it looks […]

Livestock Markets: Pork Industry Favored by Strong Demand Apr 10, 2017

🕔Apr 10, 2017
Hog prices are expected to increase in 2017 even with three percent more pork production. Prices will be supported by stronger demand because of a growing U.S. economy and by […]

Livestock Market: Will 2017 Have More Pork with Higher Hog Prices? Jan 3, 2017

🕔Jan 3, 2017
Listen to MP3 Podcast The latest Hogs and Pigs report released on December 23 indicated that pork supplies in 2017 will be larger than pre-report expectations. Slaughter numbers have run […]

Livestock: Modest Pork Expansion, But Brexit Casts Shadow Jun 27, 2016

🕔Jun 27, 2016
Listen to MP3 podcast In the June Hogs and Pigs survey, pork producers told USDA they had increased the size of the breeding herd by one percent relative to year […]

Hog Profits – Battle Between Higher Hog Prices and Higher Feed Prices Jun 6, 2016

🕔Jun 6, 2016
Listen to MP3 podcast Here we go again! Higher feed prices are once again the main story reducing prospects for profitability in pork production. In the first quarter of 2016, […]

Livestock: What Lies Ahead for Swine Feed Costs? May 19, 2016

🕔May 19, 2016
The recent volatility in the corn and soybean markets increases the uncertainty related to swine feed costs and margins. This article documents the impact of corn and soybean meal prices […]

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