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Chinese Corn Estimates Might Disrupt Markets

China to add to squeeze on world corn supply China's growth means that many of its raw materials to sustain the growth must come from other parts of the world. To help gauge Chinese demand for materials, many companies and governments rely on estimates from the China National Bureau of Statistics and other sources, like U.S. Government agencies. If, however, the estimates are wrong one way or the other by a larger than expected margin, the commodity markets start to react, and cause some companies to loose business and revenue.
China's National Bureau of Statistics said that farms produced a record corn crop in 2011 of 191.8 million tonnes. But enthusiastic local officials often overstate the size of crops in China to impress central authorities and win bigger subsidies.

Swine Economic Outlook a Roller-coaster?

2012 Steve Meyer Corn Yield Chart How will the pork industry fare in 2012? Dr. Steve Meyer says 2012 has five key issues to keep an eye on: exports, U.S. Demand, feed prices, hog/pork supplies, and packing capacity. Steve also highlights the relationships between crops and costs.
Total feed supply is going down. This means we either get more efficient or we get smaller.

Dr. Steve Meyer - Market Outlook


Market Outlook - Dr. Steve Meyer, livestock and agricultural economist, Paragon Economics, Inc. , from the 2012 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 18-19, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

SwineCast 0596, Wall Street View Of The Protein Markets

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

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  • 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.

SwineCast 0528, March Pig Crop Report Yields Big Surprises

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SwineCast 0504, Market Review and Comments with Dr Steve Meyer

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Mark Greenwood - Risk Management for Risky Business


Risk Management for Risky Business - Mark Greenwood, Ag Star Financial Service, from the Iowa Pork Congress, January 27-28, 2010, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. John Lawrence - Understanding Hog Crush Margin


Understanding Hog Crush Margin - Dr. John Lawrence, Iowa State University, from the Iowa Pork Congress, January 27-28, 2010, Des Moines, IA, USA.

SwineCast 0482, A Canadian Perspective Of Current Conditions And Timing Of The Turning

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  • Informa Economics VP Dave Ryman hooks up with Bruce Cochrane for a good discussion of current economic issues across North America and his view of the timing for the eventual industry turning point.
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