Livestock: Pork Industry Faces Tight Margin Year Jan 4, 2016

    🕔Jan 4, 2016
    Listen to MP3 Podcast Pork producers in 2016 are expected to experience another year of tight margins similar to the year just completed. Pork production is expected to rise by […]

    Livestock: Lower Pork Costs Also Driven by Lower Soy-Meal Costs Sep 1, 2015

    🕔Sep 1, 2015
    Listen to MP3 podcast Soybean meal is an important but an “economically” secondary feed ingredient in hog diets compared to corn. My estimates suggest that soybean meal costs have been […]

    The Pork Market’s ‘Black Swan’: Avian Influenza – DTN Jun 4, 2015

    🕔Jun 4, 2015
    Hog prices have fallen sharply during the past year and producers have found themselves trying to manage larger-than-expected supplies, but producers and market analysts still see potential for a profitable […]

    Hogs: Price Collapse – ‘Buy the Rumor, and Sell the Fact.’ – Podcast Mar 2, 2015

    🕔Mar 2, 2015
    Listen to MP3 podcast Markets can take your breath away and the hog market over the past year has left many breathless. A year-ago in March, the new PED virus […]

    Keith Good: Pork Prices Drop as Hog Herd Recovers from PEDv Outbreak Jan 27, 2015

    🕔Jan 27, 2015
    Economic Matters Kelsey Gee reported yesterday at The Wall Street Journal Online that, “Bacon lovers breathe easy: the hog shortage that sent prices to new highs is over. “In the futures […]

    Livestock: Hog and Pork Prices Return to Reality Nov 24, 2014

    🕔Nov 24, 2014
    When historians look back on hog prices in 2014, they are going to ask, “What was going on?” Hog and pork prices were launched to almost unexplainable heights by concerns […]

    Keith Good: Southwest Cotton Growers May be Forced to Cut Acreage Oct 13, 2014

    🕔Oct 13, 2014
    Farm Bill AP writer Betsy Blaney reported yesterday that, “Cotton growers in Texas and other southwestern states plagued by years of drought may plant fewer acres next season because of a bureaucratic […]

    Livestock: Outlook Positive for Pork Producers, Consumers — Economist Oct 6, 2014

    🕔Oct 6, 2014
    The U.S. pork industry today is small by historic standards. But, signs of producers holding back more females to increase the breeding herd mean the industry is in the process […]

    Keith Good: Fight Against PED Virus Accelerates as Pork Prices Climb Oct 2, 2014

    🕔Oct 2, 2014
    Livestock- PEDv Kelsey Gee reported in today’s Wall Street Journal that, “Drug companies are racing to create vaccines to stifle a deadly swine virus that has roiled the U.S. meat industry […]

    Pork: U.S. Exports to Japan Increase but Competition is Growing — DTN Aug 26, 2014

    🕔Aug 26, 2014
    Japan’s imports of U.S. pork exports were higher than last year in the January-May time frame, but U.S. exporters face stiffer competition from their EU competitors just when volume shortage […]


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