Pork Production Running Over 5% Above Year Ago Levels

Pork Profit Maximizer – Food Service Edition February 18, 2019 Weekly hog slaughter in the first seven weeks of the year was 4.5% higher than a year ago and about 2 points higher than what was expected based on the inventory survey. We think hog weights during this period were about 1% higher than a […]

Larger Pork Supplies Pressure Hog Prices Lower

Pork Profit Maximizer – Retail Edition February 18, 2019 So far pork supplies have far exceeded expectations. Following the release of the December ‘Hogs and Pigs’ report, we estimated that pork production in the first quarter of 2019 would be 1.9% higher than the previous year. It is important to note that there was an extra […]

December 2018 Checkoff Report

Click the links below to download the December 2018 Checkoff Report Monthly Statistics Report 12/31/2018 Checkoff Distribution Report 12/31/2018      

Annual Checkoff Reports – 2018

Click the links below to download the 2018 Annual Checkoff Reports Annual Statistics Report – 2018 Annual Checkoff Distribution Report – 2018

More Packing Capacity and Fewer Hogs Bolster Prices and Pressure Margins

Pork Profit Maximizer – Retail Edition February 4, 2019 It is important to understand the myriad ways in which hogs are priced and delivered these days. Gone are the days when all you had to do was look at the IA/MN lean base price and have a pretty good idea where hogs were trading at. […]

Ample Pork Supplies Pressure Spot Prices

Pork Profit Maximizer – Food Service Edition February 4, 2019 Ample pork supplies pressure spot prices but futures maintain ASF risk premiums for summer and fall. Nearby lean hog futures have come under pressure in recent weeks and the premiums following African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreaks in China have been mostly erased at this point. […]

McDonald’s Uses Bacon to Drive Traffic

National Pork Board Vice President of Domestic Marketing Jarrod Sutton outlines a new promotion in which McDonald’s is giving away bacon. McDonald’s Bacon Hour kicks off the launch of the Big Mac Bacon and the Quarter Pounder Cheese with Bacon and Cheesy Bacon Fries. Find out more about how McDonald’s is promoting America’s Favorite Food.