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: 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. […]

Ag Trade: Trade War May Be More Than “Short-Term Hiccup”

🕔Oct 22, 2018Recent news articles continue to highlight the impact that the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China is having on the agricultural economy.  Today’s update looks at news items […]

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: 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 […]

Livestock: Why Did China Cut Pork Imports by 30% this Year? – DTN

🕔Nov 2, 2017Forget about what you’ve heard about cyber-attacks, spyware and internet trolls. Sometimes instances of miscommunication can best be explained by one party simply “missing the memo.” For example, take China’s […]

Livestock: International Trade Moderating U.S. Meat Production

🕔Oct 17, 2016Recently released data indicates U.S. meat exports continued to grow year over year for August, with international trade moderating increased U.S meat production. Beef exports increased 29.5 percent compared to […]

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: Hog Prices Drop to 6 Year Lows

🕔Nov 23, 2015Listen to MP3 Podcast Live hog prices fell below $40 per hundredweight last week. This means hog prices are at their lowest level since November of 2009 when the U.S. […]

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