U.S. Hog Prices Climb – Imports to the Philippines Rise, Chinese Demand Expected to Moderate Apr 12, 2021

🕔Apr 12, 2021
Last week, Reuters News reported that, “Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday reduced pork import tariffs as the government seeks to address a domestic shortage by ramping up purchases from abroad. “The Southeast Asian country, the world’s […]

Livestock Markets: Pork Export Variables and China Jan 22, 2021

🕔Jan 22, 2021
Earlier this month, in its Livestock and Poultry: World Markets and Trade report, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) stated that, “Driven by higher estimates for pork, the China total meat import forecasts for both 2020 and 2021 are […]

Livestock: As Germany Battles African Swine Fever, U.S. Hog Inventory Hits Sept. Record Sep 30, 2020

🕔Sep 30, 2020
Bloomberg writer Michael Hirtzer reported late last week that, “American hog producers have been cutting back on the herd for several months, but there are signs they haven’t been moving fast enough to keep […]

Ag Trade: China, South Korea Ban German Pork Due to African Swine Fever Sep 14, 2020

🕔Sep 14, 2020
Late last week, Bloomberg writers Megan Durisin, Brian Parkin, and Isis Almeida reported that, “A deadly pig disease has materialized in Germany for the first time, threatening to hammer exports from Europe’s […]

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: How Has COVID-19 Affected U.S. Pork Exports? May 19, 2020

🕔May 19, 2020
Yesterday, USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) released its monthly Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook, which included updated information regarding U.S. pork exports.  Illinois is a leading pork producing State. In part, the ERS […]

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 […]

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: African Swine Fever – Market Impacts Persist Apr 15, 2019

🕔Apr 15, 2019
Articles last week documented some of the recent impacts that African swine fever is having on hog markets, including in the U.S.  Today’s update looks at key points from several […]

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. […]

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