Pork Market Report
November 7, 2018
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View last week’s hog supply report as a PDF
Trade deals offer hope
Canadian pork looks to break into markets across the Pacific and Atlantic with new federal trade deals. Learn more.
Alberta Pork AGM
There’s just one week left to RSVP for Alberta Pork’s 49th Annual General Meeting on November 20 in Calgary. Learn more.
Agricultural labour market survey
To assist in addressing agricultural workforce issues, the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) is surveying producers on the state of the agricultural workforce in Canada. Take the survey.
Technology in pig breeding survey
University of Alberta researchers are looking for producers to complete a 45-minute online survey regarding the use of technology in pig breeding. You will be paid $30 to complete it. Take the survey.
Total pork production for the last couple of weeks has once again returned to above historical highs after trading below year ago levels for nearly 6 weeks. As can be seen in the graph pork production, which is the combination of slaughter and weight, has traded above 2017 for most of the year. Only in the last couple of months have we seen the amount of pork produced in the US soften slightly compared to last year. The softening of production caused mainly by the slight reduction in slaughter was one of the reasons hog futures have been able to record new contract highs just last week.