Consumers do not understand what agriculture is talking about mainly because agriculture has different objectives in food productionnbspThere is a portion of the consumer market that wants organic and they are very serious about the organic nature of their foodnbspAlso we have a conversation about big and small farms or where the food is grown local and internationalnbspldquoThat provides us some challenges because we have to understand what that conversation circlesrdquo explains Vernon
Market hogs on a trailer
Finisher pigs closeup
Slaughter capacity in the fall of 2016 is going to be extremely tight according to Steve Meyerrsquos calculations Obviously the slow pork production in 201314 had packing plants readjusting As a result packing plant capacity is not in proportion to the pounds of pork currently in the production pipeline Two additional plants in Coldwater Mich and Sioux City Iowa are not expected to be functioning until 2017In addition the improved financial stability has some hog farmers wanting to expa
Truck is being filled at a feed mill