Beyond Ribs and Chops: Elevating Pork During Grilling Season

Grilling Season is Firing Up But How Do We Heat Up Pork Sales? As the days get longer and temperatures rise, much of this country is excited to welcome spring, and, more importantly, grilling season. Grilling has become one of America’s most popular cooking methods, with 79 percent of adults owning a grill and 32 percent […]

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 […]