Hog slaughter numbers are large, but pork producers remain current in their marketing. Kerns and Associates Economist Dr. Steve Meyer offers insight into the hog markets in this edition of Pork Pod. Exports are better than expected. However, the risk of African Swine Fever provides significant uncertainty to this marketplace.
The USDA released its quarterly hogs and pigs report on March 29. The Pork Checkoff hosted a teleconference for the media featuring market analysts to review the report. The analysts include Steve Meyer of Kerns and Associates, Dan Bluntzer of New Frontier Capital Markets, Kevin Bost of Procurement Strategies and John Nalivka of Sterling Marketing.