Loading market hogs onto a semi trailer
Finishing pigs in a pen
Littersmated femaleyear has remained flat in the SMS database
Unloading pigs
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
Loading market hogs onto a semi trailer
finishing hogs
Mature ears of corn on the stalk