Livestock: Hogs

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  • Ballot Language Approved for Corporate Farming Referendum

    02/09/2016 03:45 PM

    Ballot language has been approved for a referendum that would block a new law that relaxes North Dakota's Depression-era ban against corporate farming.

  • Profit Tracker: A Step Back 02/09/2016 11:55 AM

    Feedyard closeouts declined an average of $20 per head, leaving losses at $265 per head last week, according to the Sterling Beef Profit Tracker.

  • WASDE: Production Up for Meat, Milk 02/09/2016 11:10 AM

    The 2016 forecast of total red meat and poultry production is raised from last month as higher forecast pork and broiler production more than offsets reduced forecasts for beef and turkey.  

  • Tyson Foods Executive Predicts Record Profits for 2016 02/09/2016 04:59 AM

    Executives at Tyson Foods, Inc. are predicting record profits for the year, helped along by a steep drop in feed and livestock costs.

  • Research Offers New Hope for Saving Runt Pigs 02/08/2016 03:32 PM

    Researchers at Kansas State University are looking at ways that piglets grow during their mother's pregnancy, hoping to reduce the incidence of runt pigs.

  • Chipotle Funding Program to Help Farmers Test Safety of Food 02/08/2016 03:14 PM

    Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., seeking to recover from an E. coli crisis that dragged down sales and profit, will start a program aimed at helping suppliers maintain food-safety standards.

  • Groundhog Days 02/05/2016 05:27 PM
    A quick internet search shows a concensus forecast. Four different groundhogs were consulted, none saw their shadows. Thus, the tradition calls for an early end to winter in North America. With El Niño in full force who can argue with that? Above normal temps are expected for Dec-Mar across the northern part of the US. Of course, others might recall a Bill Murray movie called Groundhog Day, which consists of repeating the same day over and over.
  • Tyson Foods Raises Full-Year Profit Forecast as Costs Drop 02/05/2016 10:06 AM

    Tyson Foods Inc., the largest U.S. meat processor, raised its forecast for fiscal full-year profit as a decline in the cost of feed and animals improves margins at its chicken and pork businesses.

  • Global Pork Market Weakens in First Quarter (VIDEO) 02/02/2016 03:15 PM

    The global pork market will remain weak through the rest of the first quarter, followed by a slight improvement leading into Q2, according to Rabobank’s Global Pork Quarterly Q1 report.

  • Profit Tracker: Feeding Margins Improve $100 (VIDEO) 02/02/2016 11:37 AM

    Feedyard closeouts saw a $100 per head improvement last week, bringing losses under the $300 per head mark for the first time in months.