Pork Profit Maximizer, February 21, 2017

FoodService Edition US Pork Exports Were Key for Reversal in Hog Prices and Remain a Major Driver in the Market Today. The rally in hog prices during the last three months of 2016 helped turn around what was increasingly looking like an economic disaster for US hog producers. Hog prices in October were approaching 40 […]

Pork Profit Maximizer, Feb. 6, 2017

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.

Pork Profit Maximizer, January 23, 2017

FoodService Edition Excellent demand and a modest recent slowdown in growth help firm meat prices at the outset of the new year. Meat protein supplies have increased rapidly in recent months as lower feed costs have fueled expansion both in the red meat and poultry industry. In the last six reported weeks, red meat and […]

Pork Profit Maximizer, January 09, 2017

FoodService Edition Price corrections last summer allowed US exporters to become increasingly competitive in the global marketplace, with double-digit export increases registered for all key proteins. Preliminary data, anecdotal evidence and simply the reality of higher meat prices at a time of supply increases all told us that exports in Q4 were particularly strong. The […]