Kerns and Associates welcomes Steve Meyer as the most recent team member. “Meyer has been a friend, an excellent economist and a recognized visionary for our industry. We are fortunate to partner with someone of his unparalleled...
Another year has come to an end and as producers look forward to the year ahead and consider their goals for 2018, is 30-plus pigs weaned per mated female per year on your list? Should it be on your list?
A crush margin can also be calculated for hogs and cattle and can be used as a risk management tool. For market hogs, the margin is lean hog value minus weaned pig value and estimated corn and soybean meal fed value.
The obvious answer to the optimism is that demand for U.S. pork has been outstanding and that futures traders, evidently, are betting this will continue not only in the weeks ahead but in the months ahead.