Retail Edition

Pork belly prices spike on tight short term spot supplies, short covering, and panic buying, but longer term demand is far from certain.

While the talk of a bacon shortage is a bit silly given expectations of all time record hog slaughter, what’s not in dispute is that we have never had such high pork belly prices this early in the year. Short covering and panic buying appear to be two key factors driving prices in our view.

For the full February 6, 2017,  Retail Pork Profit Maximizer Report – click here.