Pork Profit Maximizer, August 21, 2017

FoodService 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. Hog futures started last week on a very firm footing as market expectations were buoyed by reports of lower than expected pork production and very […]

Pork Profit Maximizer, Aug. 7, 2017

Retail Edition

Exports of fresh/frozen and cooked pork in June were higher than a year ago, with Mexico demand offsetting the year over year decline in shipmen

Pork Profit Maximizer, August 07, 2017

FoodService Edition Exports of fresh/frozen and cooked pork in June were higher than a year ago, with Mexico demand offsetting the y/y decline in shipments to China. Despite higher pork prices in June, overall exports continued to advance. The rate of growth has predictably slowed down but we expect overall exports to continue to expand for the remainder of the year.

Pork Profit Maximizer, July 24, 2017

FoodService Edition Pork demand has been excellent this summer, with pork production up 2% in June and pork cutout rising 10% from the previous year. Hog production has been rising consistently in the last few months although the pork supply increase has been slower than slaughter growth due to lower carcass weights. June hog slaughter […]

Pork Profit Maximizer, July 10, 2017

FoodService Edition   Pork Exports up 10% in May and up 13% in the first five months of 2017 on robust  demand from Mexico and Asian markets While overall red meat and poultry exports were higher in May, pork exports were particularly strong, driven by robust demand in Mexico and Asian markets.    

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 […]