Chinese Pork Under Pressure – DTN

🕔Dec 5, 2018China’s pork industry is in the midst of major structural changes, and the outbreak of African swine fever in the hog herd is creating regional supply and demand imbalances unlike […]

Livestock: Increasing Meat Production Likely to Push Cattle Prices Lower

🕔Apr 30, 2018Meat production in the U.S. during the January-March quarter was up over 2% compared to a year earlier. The increase in meat production took place virtually across the board as […]

Livestock Markets: Pork Industry’s Sustainable Expansion

🕔Oct 9, 2017Listen 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 Market: Weather Clouds Pork Outlook

🕔Jul 10, 2017Pork producers are watching the weather forecast almost as intently as crop producers. Higher feed prices driven by weather forecasts are now a new threat to their returns. Current feed […]

Livestock Market: Pork Outlook Turns Sour

🕔Oct 3, 2016Listen to MP3 podcast Hog prices have collapsed to levels far below breakeven. There is worry that there are more hogs headed to market this fall than available packing capacity, […]

Livestock: Fewer Hogs and Higher Prices

🕔Mar 28, 2016Listen to MP3 podcast The nation’s pork producers have indicated to USDA that they are not expanding the breeding herd and, in fact, intend to reduce farrowings this spring and […]

Pork Industry – Time for a Little Profit for 2016

🕔Feb 29, 2016Listen to MP3 podcast The outlook for the pork industry has turned somewhat more optimistic in recent weeks. The sources of that optimism include a $2 to $4 increase in […]

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: Limited Pork Expansion Following PEDV Recovery

🕔Sep 28, 2015Listen to MP3 Podcast The pork industry has largely overcome the impacts of the 2014 PED virus. Pork producers have been disciplined in limiting expansion after record 2014 profits. As […]

What Happens When Food Marketers Require Restrictive Farming Practices?

🕔Sep 2, 2015Food characteristics that matter to some intermediary buyers or consumers now include specifics of the production process (e.g., use of chemicals, geographic location of the farm, or treatment of farm […]

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