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.

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.