China’s Energy Crunch Disrupts Oilseed Trade; Slow Consolidation in China’s Pork Production Nov 5, 2021

🕔Nov 5, 2021
The USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) indicated in its October Oil Crops Outlook report that, “Brazil planted 38.6 million hectares of soybeans in the 2020/21 marketing year. With yields reaching all-time highs of 3.55 tons per hectare, Brazil produced a total of […]

Ag Trade: China Increases Wheat Feeding to Hogs Apr 19, 2021

🕔Apr 19, 2021
Reuters writer Dominique Patton reported late last week that, “China’s first-quarter pork production rose 31.9% from a year earlier to 13.69 million tonnes, data showed on Friday, the highest quarterly volume in two […]

Chinese Pork Under Pressure – DTN Dec 5, 2018

🕔Dec 5, 2018
China’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, 2018

🕔Apr 30, 2018
Meat 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, 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 Market: Weather Clouds Pork Outlook Jul 10, 2017

🕔Jul 10, 2017
Pork 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, 2016

🕔Oct 3, 2016
Listen 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, 2016

🕔Mar 28, 2016
Listen 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, 2016

🕔Feb 29, 2016
Listen 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, 2016

🕔Jan 4, 2016
Listen 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 […]

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