Are weights rising slower than normal?

Yesterday, USDA reported that the average live weight for Iowa and Southern Minnesota barrows and gilts for the week ending on September 24 (NW_LS720) was 280.0 lbs, down 1.6 lb from the previous week. Many commentators have noted this decline and have been speculating about whether the decline is an indication that producers have been aggressively pulling pigs forward in the face of rapidly declining bids. Read More...