Livestock: Hogs

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  • Just The Facts

    07/29/2016 05:47 PM There is a quote attributed to Mark Twain, but also to Anonymous that says “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you in trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so”. I visited with a number of producers this week about the US corn and soybean crops. The concensus is that the crops look quite good from the road. However, you do have to be careful with what you don't know.
  • Foes of Missouri Hog Farm Proposal Win Court Ruling
    07/29/2016 12:15 PM

    A judge has found that two members of the Missouri Clean Water Commission violated their duty to be impartial while considering a large hog breeding operation in mid-Missouri.

  • N.D. Attorney General Wants More Detail in Corporate Farming Suit
    07/28/2016 11:28 AM

    North Dakota's attorney general says a lawsuit challenging the state's anti-corporate farming law is so vague that his office can't even respond to it.

  • China Pig Price Seen Near Record as Floods Stir Disease Concern
    07/28/2016 07:27 AM

    China’s pig prices may climb to near a record after floods drowned animals and prompted concerns about possible disease outbreaks in the world’s biggest pork producer and consumer, according to analysts.

  • Some Indiana Fairs Continue Hog Wrestling After Controversy
    07/27/2016 05:18 PM

    The muddy tradition of hog wrestling has continued at some county fairs in Indiana this summer though proceeds were down in at least one county.

  • Top Pork Eater Gobbles More Imported Feed for Expanding Pig Herd
    07/25/2016 09:30 PM

    Vietnam to top China per-capita consumption as incomes improve.

  • Profit Tracker: Margins Back In The Red
    07/25/2016 06:40 PM

    Cattle feeding margins eroded $62 per head last week, falling $35 into negative territory. 

  • Video
    Beef Bacon: Schmacon is Taking Off as Bacon Alternative
    07/24/2016 11:59 AM

    Bacon may have finally met an equal competitor in Schmacon.

  • Comfort Zone
    07/23/2016 09:48 PM The US grain markets reached an apparent comfort zone this week, with traders bidding in higher average yields than USDA used in the July WASDE report. Our models suggest the market is trading a 170-171 bpa US average yield at this price level for corn, and a 47.5 bpa soybean yield. The reason for the comfort? The heat dome for late July that spurred the post-USDA report rally has fizzled out in the NWS 8-14 day forecast.
  • Farm Couple Agree to Pay Fine to Settle Hog Manure Lawsuit
    07/22/2016 06:29 PM

    Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller says his office has reached an agreement with a northwest Iowa couple that requires them to pay a $15,000 fine for allowing hog manure to end up in a creek killing thousands of fish.