Livestock: Hogs

hog barn


  • Cargill, Bill Gates Bet on Lab-Grown Meat

    08/23/2017 12:03 PM

    Cargill Inc., one of the largest global agricultural companies, has joined Bill Gates and other business giants to invest in a nascent technology to make meat from self-producing animal cells amid rising consumer demand for protein that’s less reliant on feed, land and water.

  • Sen. Roberts, McCaskill Bring Agro-terrorism Concerns to Light
    08/22/2017 01:54 PM

    While ag leaders often celebrate the fact the U.S. has the world’s safest food supply, keeping it safe requires a long list of interagency coordination from farmer to consumer.

  • The New Moon and the Solar Eclipse
    08/18/2017 03:54 PM While scientific rigor may be lacking, there is a popular belief that a full moon brings out irrational behavior in humans. While the full moon in August 2017 was back on the 7th, it sure seems like the crazy behavior has increased during the waning phase, if you watch the news! We adhere to the belief that “if you trade the news, you lose.” Producers wouldn’t mind a polarity switch on prices next week. Like the eclipse, several things will have to fall in line to make that happen.
  • Argentina Opens for U.S. Pork
    08/17/2017 03:33 PM

    Argentina has agreed to allow imports of U.S. pork products for the first time since 1992, the White House said in a statement on Thursday.

  • Missouri State Fair Pig Exhibitors See Barn Improvements
    08/17/2017 09:57 AM

    Thousands of youth and adult exhibitors who show in the Missouri State Fair Swine Barn will notice major differences in the facility and show ring this year, as the first stage of improvements to the historic barn are complete.

  • NPPC: Leave NAFTA Alone
    08/15/2017 11:29 AM

    “NAFTA has been a resounding success, and we don’t want to go backwards,” said Nick Giordano, vice president and counsel, global government affairs, for the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC). He said losing access to the Mexican and Canadian markets for pork would be a “huge financial problem.”

  • Coming Home
    08/14/2017 05:17 PM I’m writing for the brand and the bacon.
  • Bushwacked
    08/11/2017 04:02 PM If you were hedged up in grains as a producer, or unhedged in livestock, this was a pretty good week for you. Corn was down 2% and both wheat and soybeans were in the -5% bracket for the week. Grain producers who only use cash market tools or were standing aside took a beating as the weather moderated and the charts broke down. Any first of the month fund money allocations appeared to be on the sell side of grains, or at least allocating away from them.
  • Canadian Meat Inspection System Questioned by USDA Report
    08/10/2017 04:15 PM

    FSIS finds "systemic" inspection and sanitation problems during Canadian audit.

  • Mighty Earth Attacks Crop Farmers to Advance Anti-Meat Agenda
    08/09/2017 03:40 PM

    A report last week from Mighty Earth, a campaign of the Center for International Policy, took a break from criticizing farmers and ranchers that raise livestock for meat, and instead turned their attention to the meat companies and feed suppliers (ie. crop farmers), asking them to provide “pollution-free” feed.