Livestock: Hogs

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  • Video

    Gulke: Grain Under Pressure with Better Conditions in SA

    12/16/2017 05:09 AM

    With South America getting much needed moisture and the market currently looking at more grain supply than demand, pressure continues to weigh on the grains market and soy complex, says Jerry Gulke, president of the Gulke Group. 

  • It Gets Dark Early
    12/15/2017 03:13 PM Winter begins on December 21, the shortest daylight and longest night period of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Summer is just beginning, south of the Equator, but things have seemed a bit gloomy for the past several weeks even though we weren’t at that peak darkness!
  • Lawsuit Challenges Cancellation of GIPSA Rule
    12/14/2017 11:04 AM

    Lawsuit challenges cancellation of farmer fair practice rule

  • Meat Taxes Seen Joining Carbon, Sugar to Help Curb Emissions
    12/12/2017 08:54 AM

    The idea has met resistance over fears of political backlash.

  • Tyson Foods Increases Investment in Meatless Meat Company
    12/09/2017 01:25 PM

    Arkansas-based Tyson Foods is one of the largest meat producers in the world. Now it's investing more in meatless "meat" products

  • Something in Red
    12/08/2017 03:31 PM There is a lot of red around during the Christmas season. You see red poinsettias, red Santa Claus outfits, red bows on packages and red lights among others on the Christmas trees. We seem to be carrying that theme a little too far! Of the 11 commodities in our weekly table, nine of them were showing red ink for this week.
  • Soaring Freight Costs Will Squeeze Traders, Boost Food Prices
    12/05/2017 10:55 AM

    More than 85% of grains, oilseeds sent by dry-bulk carriers.

  • Carrot or Stick Time
    12/01/2017 04:01 PM Ag tradition has it that you can motivate certain animals (or people) two ways. You can use the carrot or the stick. Move them forward with a promise of a tasty treat (by the way, usually kept just out of reach on a string) or the threat of discomfort/pain via a stick, a buggy whip or $2.50 corn prices. The markets are well versed in using these techniques if producers are reluctant to sell the cash commodities. Small rallies are the carrot, while grinding declines or limit down days are sticks.
  • Pork Industry Adds Packing Capacity
    11/24/2017 05:55 PM

    New processing plants and facility upgrades support protein sector’s growth.

  • Lets Talk Chicken
    11/24/2017 02:55 PM Cold storage stocks of turkey were the largest since 2008 and 2009. That said, they aren’t record large, and have been following a very typical seasonal pattern. A big drop in inventory is expected by November 30, with a slight build typical for December. The larger problem for all of the meat markets is chicken. Frozen and chilled chicken stocks (surplus of production over disappearance) typically build into year end. They were already record large on October 31 at 868.3 million pounds.