Livestock: Bearish Hogs, Pigs Report with Few Bright Spots on the Horizon Jun 29, 2020

🕔Jun 29, 2020
Another all-time record hog inventory amidst the COVID-19 pandemic extends further downward pressure on prices. The USDA’s June Hogs and Pigs report places the June 1 inventory of all hogs and pigs […]

Livestock: Hog Market Faces More Uncertainty, Volatility Going Forward Mar 30, 2020

🕔Mar 30, 2020
The USDA’s March Hogs and Pigs report pegs the March 1 inventory of all hogs and pigs at 77.6 million head, a record for this quarter and up 4% from a year […]

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 Markets: Pork Industry’s Sustainable Expansion Oct 9, 2017

🕔Oct 9, 2017
Listen to MP3 podcast The pork industry has been in expansion now for three years dating back to 2014 when the PED virus reduced pork supplies and sent hog prices […]

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 […]

Livestock: Hog Prices Drop to 6 Year Lows Nov 23, 2015

🕔Nov 23, 2015
Listen to MP3 Podcast Live hog prices fell below $40 per hundredweight last week. This means hog prices are at their lowest level since November of 2009 when the U.S. […]

Livestock: Lower Pork Costs Also Driven by Lower Soy-Meal Costs Sep 1, 2015

🕔Sep 1, 2015
Listen to MP3 podcast Soybean meal is an important but an “economically” secondary feed ingredient in hog diets compared to corn. My estimates suggest that soybean meal costs have been […]

Livestock: More Pork is On the Way Jan 5, 2015

🕔Jan 5, 2015
Pork producers are gearing up to provide their customers with what they want and that is “More Pork” and “More Bacon.” The nation’s hog producers have expanded the breeding herd […]

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