As Gen Z Hits Campus, Can Pork Be Relevant?

Pork Can Shine in On-Campus Dining College campuses are a constant source of change, but there’s a generational shift occurring today that’s important to the pork world. Right now, colleges are transitioning from Millennial to Gen Z populations, and as a result, the expectations of dining halls are evolving. According to Datassential’s College and University Keynote report, […]

Honduras: A Developing Market for U.S. Pork

Monthly Market Highlight The United States has been a primary trading partner of Honduras for years, but economic growth in the Central American nation has allowed for an increase in export opportunities. The growth of the food processing industry, as well as development in the hotel, restaurant, and retail sectors have created more demand for […]

Will Higher Tariffs Derail Pork Prices in Q4 and in 2020?

While there is a lot of uncertainty going forward, and we think China may not buy as much from the US if the tariffs persist, we still expect a significant increase in Chinese pork exports in the second half of the year vs. last year’s levels. This should help support overall pork cutout values. Our […]

Hog Futures Tumb as US-China Trade Conflict Finds Another Gear

The US pork market remains extremely volatile, as participants swing from extreme optimism to extreme pessimism, often in the course of a single month. A recent example: The CME October 2019 lean hog futures contract gained 20% in the two week stretch between July 8 and July 23. The rally reflected more robust cash hog […]

Unpacking the Packing Process

I had the opportunity to head to Windom, Minnesota to take a tour of the pig processing plant located there. It was a great chance to take a look behind the scenes of Comfrey Farm Prime Pork and experience such an important process in the pork industry. A whole new world This was an entirely […]