A large crowd gathered in Canada for the jam-packed agenda, addressing big issues in the pork industry with the best people to interpret them. Check out what was said at this year's seminar.
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?
USDA reports record productivity for U.S. hog producers. Consumer demands support a growing pork industry, but rising total meat and poultry production could create a stumbling block for the marketplace.
Setting goals is only the first step in driving performance into the new year. How you engage your team and help them understand why the goal is important, is vital to ensuring you have a united effort.
There are several market drivers that are shaping fourth-quarter prices and hog producer margins throughout this period. The Chinese character, which depicts both danger and opportunity (as one character) comes to mind.
Solid profits and third year in a row for record production in store for hog producers in 2018.
Historical relative weakness in cash hog prices as measured by the “gross” packer margin has been a troublesome issue for producers — particularly those with packer contracts not based on cutout prices.
Crop harvest and manure hauling aren’t the only tasks at hand this fall. Managing your tax liability also needs consideration.