Livestock: Hogs

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  • China to Treat More Animal Waste to Help Clear Rural Pollution

    06/28/2017 01:12 PM

    China is tackling soil, water pollution in agriculture reforms.

  • Profit Tracker: Packer Margins Top $300
    06/27/2017 03:25 PM

    Leverage shifting from feedyards to packers as summer begins.

  • Video Monitoring Adds Another Layer of Security for Animal Welfare
    06/26/2017 02:58 PM

    To maintain and improve animal welfare in poultry facilities, Tyson Foods has started using remote video auditing systems.

  • Torpedoed
    06/23/2017 03:46 PM In last week’s Minesweeper themed column, we noted that wheat and soy oil were still rising, but that corn and soybeans were taking on a little water. This week, it appeared that all four were hit by torpedoes and are down at the bow. Some of the bull convoy is still intact. The notable exception is of course the USS Minneapolis and its cargo of high protein spring wheat. It still had a full head of steam, as did the HMS July Hog.
  • For Weaned Pigs, Feed Quality is Critical
    06/23/2017 01:44 PM

    Grain quality issues can create additional problems with weaned piglets, but so can the protocols meant to protect pigs against contaminated feed, say researchers. 

  • Trends on Weaning Age
    06/21/2017 01:34 PM

    The majority of research on gut function in weaned pigs has focused on the first 1-2 weeks post-weaning while the long-term impacts are often overlooked.

  • Construction Delays Postpone Sioux City Pork Plant Opening
    06/20/2017 03:25 PM

    Construction delays are pushing back the opening of a new pork plant in Iowa. Upon completion, the facility will create over 1,000 jobs for the surrounding area.

  • Minesweeper
    06/16/2017 03:43 PM My brain made the connection between this week’s markets and a minefield. The clock is running on the growing season in the US. We’re just trying to identify the clear path to higher prices, marking off the unsafe areas on the charts. Just like in Minesweeper, the danger points were different in every day of the game and I’m sure some folks were getting blown up financially (cash only, spec or hedger, it is a tough game for everyone).
  • Video
    Global Demand Driving Pork Prices, Strong Prices Expected To Continue
    06/14/2017 12:14 PM

    The front and back month contracts for pork are lingering near the $80 per head mark. It’s a price some didn’t expect to hang out this long with a flush of pork on the market. 

  • What You Might Have Missed At World Pork Expo
    06/13/2017 07:46 AM

    From pigs in the show ring to the pork on the grill, World Pork Expo brings together every stakeholder in the pork industry. Five key priorities emerged July 6-9 during the 2017 event. Each one could affect your operation's bottomline this summer.