Livestock: Hogs

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  • 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.




  • Go With The Flow
    06/09/2017 04:26 PM Shakespeare could have been a market analyst. One of his contributions (from Julius Caesar) was: There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures. In other words, the trend is your friend and when the market starts trending you better get with the program.
  • Video
    Pork Industry Says Trade Is Top Priority, Largest Challenge
    06/09/2017 02:36 PM

    During the 2017 World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Ia., the pork industry stressed the importance of trade and expanding trade markets. 

  • Whats in Store for June
    06/02/2017 04:51 PM If “April showers bring May Flower,” what do May showers bring for June? Either Mother Nature is a month behind, or May was really thirsty. During the month of May there was quite a bit of moisture, just ask the Eastern Corn Belt. The forecast for the month of June is warmer and drier for most of the Corn Belt.
  • Another Hemisphere
    05/26/2017 03:56 PM Events in another hemisphere are affecting (or is it afflicting?) US ag producers with a lot more frequency and severity these days, or at least it seems like it. We are of course talking about the Southern Hemisphere vs. the Northern Hemisphere inhabited by US farmers and ranchers.
  • Video
    Dirty Family Secret Is Behind JBS's $20 Billion Buying Spree
    05/26/2017 07:49 AM

    As JBS grew abroad, speculation of favorable treatment swirled. Now, Batistas say bribes were key part of plan to get capital.