Kent Bang

Articles By Kent Bang

Dec 16, 2019

Money Matters: Better Profit Outlook Ahead for Pork Producers

Farm Journal's PORK columnist Kent Bang of Compeer Financial shares his take on the 2020 pork outlook and says producers should work to drive down costs by managing risks associated with price volatility.

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Oct 24, 2019

Money Matters: Your Farm: Revenue or Cost Issue?

Profitability has been challenging the past 12 months. Better export expectations and sales have encouraged market prices higher, but plants have been operating at capacity pressuring market prices downward.

Sep 26, 2019

Making Sense of the Cash Hog Market

Price and basis management hold the keys, says Kent Bang of Compeer Financial.

Aug 02, 2019

Explosive Volatility: Pork Industry’s Norm

Fluctuations in cash hogs, the pork cutout and the futures market have many producers wondering how long this volatility will last. Money Matters columnist Kent Bang believes it will be for some period of time.

Feb 06, 2019

Money Matters: Focus on Swine Production Costs

Kent Bang encourages swine producers to take a closer look at production costs in 2019.

Jul 27, 2018

Are You Prepared to Survive a Trade War?

Many pig farmers have built working capital and equity over the past five years and are in a good position to withstand some adversity. Some producers might be in a tougher position.

Jul 16, 2018

What Successful Pig Farms Look Like

Evaluating what makes our production system globally competitive can also be important to the individual farm and future success. Here are some thoughts on how we got here and how we move forward in the years to come.

May 22, 2018

Strive for Continuous Improvement

Comparing production measures in a broader group allows us to see where we are as a business and what we should be working to improve.