Livestock: Hogs

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  • The Greens Are Not High

    04/21/2017 04:56 PM I encountered a couple young ladies in the hotel elevator who talked (and smelled) as if they’d been burning some grass. They were definitely high. You might make that tie to the cattle market, but certainly not to the green stuff on our chart like corn, soybeans, wheat and oats. It was a tough week for those commodities. Maybe it is all the rain, but they just couldn’t catch fire.
  • Farmers Beef With Trump Over 'Big Meat'
    04/21/2017 09:36 AM

    An Obama-era measure meant to level the playing field for chicken growers is shelved, and the industry is delighted.

  • Video
    Profit Briefing: Bad News for Pork, Good News For Cattle
    04/20/2017 12:53 PM

    During the Pro Farmer Profit Briefing, Chip Flory and Brian Grete discuss the low lean hog and cash lean hog index and the contract highs in the futures cash market in cattle. 

  • Environmentalists Map Homes, Hog Farms as Lawsuits Clouded
    04/18/2017 09:13 AM

    Environmentalists map homes, hog farms as lawsuits clouded

  • Going Home Early
    04/14/2017 04:53 PM I almost hated to see the week end early. We were having such a nice bull party for the ag commodities that I hated to see it break up. There were no cops, just everyone hitting the road early for a 3 day Easter holiday weekend. The good news is they shouldn’t have a hangover from Thursday selling. That was some good punch being provided by the US dollar group, which dropped 7/10 of a percent for the week (DX futures) and gave a little lift to all of the export commodities.
  • Video
    Why Brazil Meat Scam Didn't Open Doors to U.S. Beef
    04/11/2017 08:48 AM

    Exports for both beef and pork have been flexing their muscles in the market, and DuWayne Bosse of Bolt Marketing says that’s because of high consumer confidence coupled with a strong Dow.

  • Spring Has Sprung
    04/07/2017 04:06 PM A spring that has been compressed and released doesn’t have much push left. While the calendar Spring still has a lot of time left to run, the bullish spring rally idea looks pretty sprung heading into the April 11 USDA reports. Most of the commodities in our table are showing red ink for the week, with the notable exceptions of KC HRW wheat and live cattle.
  • Video
    Two Things Causing Hog and Pig Expansion in U.S.
    04/05/2017 12:49 PM

    Last month, the USDA released its first quarterly Hogs and Pigs report in 2017, breaking four records in the first quarter of the year. 

  • Related Rates
    03/31/2017 04:56 PM If you have 324 million Principal Crop acres in the US and 83 thousand farmer surveys that add up to 316 million acres, where did the rest of them go? And if crop insurance guarantee levels are profitable for soybeans but not for corn, how many prevented planting acres will you get? If you are planting a record 89.5 million soybean acres, will you still see the usual expansion of soybean acres from the March Intentions to the June Acreage report.
  • Today's 'Pig Pipeline' is a Record-Breaking One
    03/31/2017 02:12 PM

    U.S. pig farmers are surging ahead on production, if one is to believe USDA’s Hogs and Pigs Report, released this week. Four records were broken for the first quarter of 2017.