Pork Profit Maximizer, June 26, 2017

Foodservice Edition Seasonally lower supplies and robust pork demand continue to support pork prices in the short term. A number of factors continue to support hog prices in the near term, helping propel cash hog values to the highest price for the year. While it is not unusual for hog prices to be higher in […]

Pork Profit Maximizer, June 12, 2017

FoodService Edition Summer pork demand improves, in part due to higher prices for competing meats. June pork supplies should be at the lowest point of the year. The pork cutout continues to track higher thanks to robust prices for bellies as well as escalating values for both fat and lean pork trimmings. In the past, […]

Pork Profit Maximizer, May 30, 2017

FoodService Edition Cold Storage Update The latest USDA ‘Cold Storage’ report contained some positive implications for red meat demand in April. Output during the month increased significantly and yet supplies in cold storage at the end of the largely increased in line with the normal seasonal rather than showing a significant buildup. For poultry, the […]

Pork Profit Maximizer, May 15, 2017

FoodService Edition Seasonal Improvement Underway in the Pork Complex. Higher Beef Prices Further Stimulate Pork Demand In our last update two weeks ago we outlined the expected seasonal improvement for hog and pork prices and, as if on cue, prices have appreciated rapidly in the last two weeks. The calculated 1‐day cash hog index stood […]

Pork Profit Maximizer, May 01, 2017

FoodService Edition Hog prices ready for their spring rally but large supplies on the ground will help keep prices in check. It is no surprise that hog prices move higher into the summer. Hog slaughter seasonally declines and better demand for grilling items tends to support cutout values. So far these spring hog prices have […]