Market Hogs and Supply Estimates for Spring and Summer

Pork Profit Maximizer – Retail Edition USDA estimated the total number market hogs as of March 1 at 67.948 million head, 2.1% higher than the previous year. Analysts polled ahead of the report on average also expected the number of market hogs to be 2.1% higher than the previous year. But while the increase in […]

Slaughter Implications of the March USDA Hogs and Pigs Report

Pork Profit Maximizer – Food Service Edition Lean hog futures have pulled back in the last two trading sessions as the market consolidates after the torrid rally of the last two weeks. Additionally, participants are paying close attention to reports of US exports and export sales to China, with no new bullish news reported recently. […]

Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report Released

After USDA released its quarterly hogs and pigs report, the Pork Checkoff hosted a briefing for reporters about the numbers. Analysts Steve Meyer of Kerns and Associates, Kevin Grier of Kevin Grier Consulting and Analysis, John Nalivka of Sterling Marketing and Kevin Bost of Procurement Strategies. In this edition of Pork Pod, you’ll gain insight […]

Pig Farmers of Tomorrow

The National Pork Board has named Bailee Arnold from North Carolina, Ben Luebbering from Missouri and Ben Wikner from Iowa as the 2019 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow. They were recognized at the 2019 National Pork Industry Forum in Orlando. The award recognizes farm leaders, ages 18-29, who intend to make pig farming their life’s work […]

Market Outlook with Steve Meyer

Steve Meyer, who is with Kerns and Associates, spoke at the recent National Pork Industry Forum. Meyer outlines the price outlook for the swine industry. The low feed costs are one of the positive parts of the story, but Meyer does anticipate some financial stress within the industry. More details are available in this edition […]

National Pork Board Works on Industry Priorities

National Pork Board CEO Bill Even reviews the recent meeting of the Pork Checkoff board. From domestic marketing to African Swine Fever, Even outlines the issues addressed by the 15-member National Pork Board.