U.S. capitol building with chains and padlock during government shutdown
Risk Management Sign
Side-by-side farrowing stalls with piglets
large litter
finishing pigs
Canada, Japan, Mexico and South Korea are four of the U.S. pork industry’s top five export markets.
Livestock semi trailer leaving a farm yard
U.S.-China trade wars ticking bomb sign
U.S. pork featured at Costco in Mexico City
Hog weights are clearly a critical factor in determining pork supply. While slaughter is the big number, variations in hog weights can mitigate or add to changes in slaughter and it is pounds of pork that ultimately impact the market.