If the new plants coming online are at full capacity during the fourth quarter, this could potentially push cash bids higher than expected but keep in mind that we still need to sell the pork.
Swine Management Services takes a look back at 2016 through production numbers in their database.
The impact of USDA's Hogs and Pigs Report was understandably negative, though that was surprisingly short lived considering the differences between actual figures and pre-report estimates.
While the forecasted profit has improved by $25 per pig, margin averages are still only at a break-even level for the typical producer. There is optimism that feed costs will remain low for 2017.
Many factors will influence what the U.S. hog market looks like for the rest of this year and into 2017 from current and...
If you’re in the U.S. hog industry, you know there have been better times to be raising pigs and producing pork...
The severity of the current hog market down cycle will be determined by how long we continue to outpace packer capacity. Unless...
America's pig farmers should determine the ideal consumer for the pork product raised on their farm. Now may be a good time to adjust the production model and pursue new opportunities to increase profits.
Big corn and soybean crops are good news for hog producers as these two grains remain the main ingredients in pig diets, and these feedstuffs should be economical.
Deoxynivalenol-contaminated wheat can be added to pigs’ diets if blended with an adequate mix of “clean” grain.