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 […]

Texas Field Reports: Prices on Wholesale Holiday Turkeys, Hams at 5-Year Low

🕔Nov 14, 2017Consumers could see lower prices on holiday hams and turkeys this year, said Dr. David Anderson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension economist in College Station. Anderson said wholesale prices on whole […]

South Korea Importing More U.S. Beef at Record High Prices – DTN

🕔Jan 20, 2017Despite a regain in consumer interest for imported pork, ostensibly because of bird flu, South Korea’s pork imports slightly decreased over the past year, both overall and from the U.S. […]

Livestock Markets: Beef and Pork’s Role in Filling the Supply Gap

🕔Aug 29, 2016Listen to MP3 podcast Producers of beef and pork have generally been discouraged about recent low prices as cash prices have dropped sharply this year. Spring finished cattle price highs […]

Livestock: Pork Industry Faces Tight Margin Year

🕔Jan 4, 2016Listen to MP3 Podcast Pork producers in 2016 are expected to experience another year of tight margins similar to the year just completed. Pork production is expected to rise by […]

Livestock: Lower Pork Costs Also Driven by Lower Soy-Meal Costs

🕔Sep 1, 2015Listen 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 […]

The Pork Market’s ‘Black Swan’: Avian Influenza – DTN

🕔Jun 4, 2015Hog prices have fallen sharply during the past year and producers have found themselves trying to manage larger-than-expected supplies, but producers and market analysts still see potential for a profitable […]

Hogs: Price Collapse – ‘Buy the Rumor, and Sell the Fact.’ – Podcast

🕔Mar 2, 2015Listen to MP3 podcast Markets can take your breath away and the hog market over the past year has left many breathless. A year-ago in March, the new PED virus […]

Keith Good: Pork Prices Drop as Hog Herd Recovers from PEDv Outbreak

🕔Jan 27, 2015Economic Matters Kelsey Gee reported yesterday at The Wall Street Journal Online that, “Bacon lovers breathe easy: the hog shortage that sent prices to new highs is over. “In the futures […]

Livestock: Hog and Pork Prices Return to Reality

🕔Nov 24, 2014When historians look back on hog prices in 2014, they are going to ask, “What was going on?” Hog and pork prices were launched to almost unexplainable heights by concerns […]

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