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      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 […]

      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 […]

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