Weekly Pork Price Summary, Oct. 13, 2017

Stay on top of pork pricing trends! The Weekly Pork Price Summary now shows the weekly weighted average prices from the USDA’s mandatory National Weekly Pork Report. This means that instead of showing a straight average of daily pork prices, the USDA reported weighted average prices are shown. The USDA mandatory weekly report began in […]

Weekly Pork Price Summary, Oct. 6, 2017

Stay on top of pork pricing trends! The Weekly Pork Price Summary now shows the weekly weighted average prices from the USDA’s mandatory National Weekly Pork Report. This means that instead of showing a straight average of daily pork prices, the USDA reported weighted average prices are shown. The USDA mandatory weekly report began in […]

Pork Profit Maximizer, Oct. 2, 2017

Retail Edition Supply and price implications from the USDA September 1 ‘Hogs and Pigs’ report Lean hog futures rallied sharply following the report even though some key numbers were decidedly bearish and well above what analysts were expecting prior to the report. We don’t have a good answer as to why futures rallied on Friday […]

Pork Profit Maximizer, October 2, 2017

Foodservice Edition Supply and price implications from the USDA September 1 ‘Hogs and Pigs’ report. Lean hog futures rallied sharply following the report even though some key numbers were decidedly bearish and well above what analysts were expecting prior to the report. We don’t have a good answer a to why futures rallied on Friday […]

Pork Profit Maximizer, September 18, 2017

Food Service Edition Pork export demand will be key for Q4 as hog supplies surpass record 2016 levels. Pork export volumes were somewhat disappointing in July but the decline was understandable given the sharp increase in pork prices during the month. Global buyers likely recognized that the price increase in the US would be short‐lived, […]

Pork Profit Maximizer, Sept. 18, 2017

Retail Edition Pork export demand will be key for Q4 as hog supplies surpass record 2016 levels Pork export volumes were somewhat disappointing in July but the decline was understandable given the sharp increase in pork prices during the month. Global buyers likely recognized that the price increase in the US would be shortlived, with […]

Pork Profit Maximizer, September 18, 2017

Food Service Edition Pork export demand will be key for Q4 as hog supplies surpass record 2016 levels. Pork export volumes were somewhat disappointing in July but the decline was understandable given the sharp increase in pork prices during the month. Global buyers likely recognized that the price increase in the US would be short‐lived, […]

Pork Profit Maximizer, Sept. 5, 2017

Retail Edition

Sharp correction in pork belly prices pressures cutout / hog prices to move lower.  Despite and increase in production, prices for other primals remain above year ago levels.

Pork Profit Maximizer, September 5, 2017

FoodService Edition Sharp correction in pork belly prices pressures cutout/hog prices lower. Despite an increase in production, prices for other primals remain above year-ago levels. Cash hog prices have come under significant pressure in the last couple of weeks due to a combination of seasonally higher hog numbers and a changing retail picture for pork bellies.  

Pork Profit Maximizer, Aug. 21, 2017

Retail Edition

Hog futures remain particularly volatile on weak cash hog and pork cutout value.  Belly prices down sharply as retail prices catch up with record wholesale values in July.