An ag economist says the December Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report delivered both good and bad news for U.S. hog producers. University of Missouri’s Scott Brown says breeding inventory dropped more than 3% from year-ago levels. “Oklahoma, down 100,000 head,” he says. “Iowa down... Read More.
At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle were mostly higher and feeder cattle were higher ahead of the USDA’s On Feed report. There was also support from the stronger cash trade during the week. Direct cash cattle trade picked up Friday afternoon. Live deals... Read More.
A central Indiana farmer is sharing her passion about the care that goes into raising pigs and crops. Heather Hill, who recently completed her term as National Pork Board president, manages Hill Farms with her husband and his parents in Hancock County. “That is what... Read More.
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Tyson Foods is diverting pigs from its Madison, Nebraska pork processing plant following the weekend fire that temporarily closed the facility. The plant slaughters around 8,250 hogs per day or about 2% of the daily U.S. hog slaughter totals. The pigs that are... Read More.
At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live and feeder cattle were higher, optimistic about this week’s direct cash business. April live cattle closed $.87 higher at $165.82 and June live cattle closed $.75 higher at $159.60. April feeders closed $.97 higher at $198.20 and... Read More.
The USDA releases its first Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report for 2023 later this week. University of Missouri livestock economist Scott Brown says the one thing he’s watching for in Thursday’s report is herd size. “The downside story for me is we get the... Read More.
It’s a big week for USDA reports. USDA’s final Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report of 2022 will provide some insight into where hog supplies are headed next year. University of Missouri livestock economist Scott Brown. “We might get a modest increase in production in 2023,... Read More.
Rising input costs and demand uncertainties are a couple of the factors that have contributed to liquidation in the US hog herd. Allendale chief strategist Rich Nelson says looking ahead to Thursday’s report one question remains, “whether we’re going to stabilize this... Read More.
A leading swine health specialist says U.S. producers need to keep an eye on a growing virus outbreak in Australia. Swine Health Information Center Executive Director Dr. Paul Sundberg tells Brownfield three to 10 percent of Australia’s hog herd has been lost to Japanese... Read More.