Livestock: Hogs

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  • Pig Barns Prep for More than Frigid Temperatures This Winter

    12/20/2014 9:29:00 AM
    Last year as Jack Frost nipped across the United States, the swine industry saw an immense spike in Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) cases.
  • Pain Within Limits 12/19/2014 3:28:00 PM
    While we have seen some fairly large extended moves in the grains and the stock market this year, big limit move type days have been scarce. That has not been the case here in December for the cattle and feeder cattle markets. Feeders posted 5 limit down days in a row ($15.00) before the Merc finally got around to increasing the daily limit to $4.50.
  • Michigan Approves Grants For Pork Processing Plant 12/17/2014 4:56:00 PM
    The Clemens Food Group operation will be in Coldwater Township. It is expected to create more than 800 jobs and $255 million in total investments.
  • Michigan Approves Grants for Pork Processing Plant 12/17/2014 11:32:00 AM
    The Michigan Strategic Fund has approved $12.5 million in grants to support the construction of a 550,000-square-foot pork processing facility.
  • Profit Tracker: Cattle Feeding Margins Slip Into The Red 12/16/2014 11:00:00 AM
    After several months of exceptional profits, cattle feeders lost money last week.
  • Climbing The Wall of Worry 12/12/2014 3:43:00 PM
    There is an old trading axiom that “the market climbs a wall of worry”. This basically means that there is a seller for every buyer, and there are negative headlines in every rally. When the headlines turn almost universally bullish, the top is already forming. Grains have been proving the axiom all week. US and global ending stocks projections remain quite large, and end users keep asking “Why is this happening to me?”.
  • Profit Tracker: Feeding Margins Substantially Lower 12/11/2014 2:21:00 PM
    Cattle feeding margins nose-dived $100 per head last week, settling at $45 per head, according to the Sterling Beef Profit Tracker.
  • Variety Meat Demand Boosts October Beef, Pork Exports 12/11/2014 1:00:00 PM
    Strong variety meat exports helped offset lower volumes for beef and pork muscle cuts in October, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation.
  • WASDE: Beef Production Drops as Pork Production Increases 12/10/2014 11:11:00 AM
    The forecast for total meat production in 2014 is lowered from last month, as lower beef production in the fourth quarter more than offsets increased pork production.
  • Indiana Court Deciding Where to Hold Legal Fight Over Hog Farm 12/9/2014 4:46:00 PM
    The Indiana Supreme Court has been tasked with deciding which county court will hear a lawsuit filed by a northwestern Indiana youth camp seeking to stop a farmer from raising more than 9,000 hogs on nearby land.