While many of us involved in pork production have a general idea of current prices and we generally pay attention to the Chicago Futures prices, I thought I would put current prices in laymans terms so we really appreciate today’s … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: June 2014
Summer grain quality issues
I’m writing this week’s blog ahead of the Hogs and Pigs Report, the planted acres report and the quarterly grain stocks report. All of these have big implications for producers as they make marketing and production decisions. At the same … Continue reading
Feeder Pig Prices
I’ve been tracking weekly weaned and feeder pigs prices from USDA for almost as long as they have been reporting them at the following site: www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/NW_LS255.txt There has been a clear seasonal cycle to the pricing of these pigs. For … Continue reading
How many pig spaces does the US have?
World Pork Expo is over for another year and once again, not enough hours in the day to visit with everyone. Many of the readers of this blog visited with me about many topics. One topic I was asked to … Continue reading