Grains stocks and slaughter capacity

This week I’ve spent quite a bit of time in my office working on presentations for upcoming meetings. I’ve also been working on papers for proceedings of meetings to be held several months from now and digging into the research literature on several production topics. After several months of hectic site visits, research involvement and meetings I sometimes find it difficult to slow down enough to plan for future events with new ways of looking at old problems. Read More...

Slaughter plants as food processing companies

As people involved in the business of pork production, we tend to think of our slaughter plants as the final destination for our production. In fact, the slaughter plants don’t view themselves as pork processors. Rather, they are increasing viewed by upper level management and investors as food processing companies. We are just the suppliers of the raw product for their processes. Read More...