market adjustments

What Are The Global Influences Affecting The Outlook For U.S. Pork?

Global influences affecting the outlook for U.S. porkGlobal influences affecting the outlook for U.S. pork From the 2020 Iowa Swine Day, Christine McCracken, Rabobank, brings perspective on the global changes to the business of pork (re: COVID-19). She closes by offering some thoughts on post-COVID-19 markets. Key take away: Maintain your balance sheet and liquidity, consumer engagement is an opportunity, and build up your partnerships to support trade [video].

Margin Outlook and Strategies to Consider

Margin Outlook and Strategies to ConsiderMargin Outlook and Strategies to Consider Tim Hughes shared CIH strategies for managing margins [video].

Dr. Steve Meyer - US Pork Industry Economic Situation and Outlook

US Pork Industry Economic Situation and Outlook - Dr. Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics, from the 2014 Boehringer Ingelheim North Carolina Swine Health Seminar, August 15, 2014, Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, USA.

What Is The Future of Pork Industries?

Dr. Roger Campbell, Pork Cooperative Research Center (CRC), share an international perspective on the the future of the pork industries, from the Swine Forecast 2011 webinar, December 1, 2010.

Continue to enhance efficiency of production and actively address likelihood of increasing and volatile feed costs; Exploit growing global demand for pork and cost advantages – more exports and better understanding global customer demands; Be aware of growing welfare and environmental concerns – they are likely to affect all countries directly and indirectly.

SwineCast 0552, Market Competition Discussion Is Front And Center At World Pork Expo

mp3SwineCast 0552 Show Notes:
  • A conversation with Coatesville, Indiana producer Mark Legan on issues of interest to the industry.  Mark and I talked about serving on the NPPC Board and top concerns his committees are dealing with. Of note are the increasing number of producers and growers signing on to the pork check off dollars program and the on going USDA / US Department of Justice hearings / workshops on Agriculture and Antitrust Enforcement Issues in Our 21st Century Economy.

Swine Industry Update: It is worse in the EU

Mark Greenwood
March 2008

It is not getting any better – The losses are continuing in the swine industry. This past month feed prices kept going up while hog prices improved some but not near enough. Losses in the open market are still close to $40 a head and everyone keeps wondering when will it get better and what do prices have to get to before we start getting profitable? Well, the first thing we need to do is to somehow get supply reduced. The last cold storage report shows that we have an abundant supply of product. Even though exports have been very good we need to reduce supply to get any significant improvement in prices.

The Elephant in the Room Demands Some Time

One of the most revealing quotes I heard recently was “What would we be talking about if we didn’t talk about ethanol?” No doubt it is the elephant in the room for most livestock producers so it is important to spend some time on it but there are so many other interesting and important topics flying under the radar of the ethanol intoxication. We need to and will break out of this fixation and take a wider view soon. Regardless, here are some thoughts about the ethanol situation as it impacts corn prices and cost of production for pigs just to make sure the groundwork is set for future comments.

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