Livestock: Low Hog Prices to Start the Year

🕔Mar 12, 2019Hog 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. […]

Livestock: Will Pork Industry Have a Better 2019?

🕔Dec 3, 2018Pork 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 Markets: Pork Prospects Improve, But Losses Still Loom

🕔Oct 1, 2018The 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 Markets: Too Much Pork, Tariffs Mean Too Few Buyers

🕔Jul 9, 2018The pork industry appears to be headed for a period of large losses in which excess pork supplies force prices below costs of production. In addition, demand will likely be […]

Livestock: Pork Industry – Future Not Looking Good

🕔Jun 4, 2018Listen 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 Market: Tariff Talkers Lined Up, No ‘Street Fight’ Yet – DTN

🕔Apr 10, 2018Long before there was George Lucas, J.K. Rowling or Michael Crichton, there was Jules Verne. He was one of my favorite boyhood storytellers and considered by many to be the […]

Livestock: Pork Tariffs Sour Industry Outlook

🕔Apr 2, 2018The 2018 outlook early this year was for modest profitability. Now, it has shifted to losses. The reasons are clear. Higher costs and lost exports as China has implemented a […]

USDA Livestock Outlook: Prices Under Under Pressure – DTN

🕔Feb 27, 2018Demand for meat is going to remain firm throughout the rest of 2018, and U.S. livestock producers will continue to see favorable feed prices. But livestock producers are going to […]

Livestock: Hog Prices Increase, But So Do Feed Costs

🕔Feb 26, 2018Listen 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: Cattle Inventory Growth Slowing, Beef Production Still Increasing

🕔Feb 5, 2018USDA released its annual Cattle inventory report last week and the report confirmed that, although the U.S. cattle herd was still growing during 2017, the rate of growth slowed sharply compared to […]

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