Illinois Swine Commentaries

Page 1 of 101234...10...Last »

Scott Brown Weekly Livestock update from the University of Missouri, February 20th 2017

Scott Brown Weekly Livestock update from the University of Missouri, February 20th 2017

•Futures livestock markets were mostly flat this week. Cash hogs ended the week a couple of dollars higher. University of Missouri’s Scott Brown says choice beef prices were mostly float, pork cutout values were flat, but there is continued strength in pork belly prices. •Retail prices were released this week. And while beef and pork

Scott Brown Weekly Livestock update from the University of Missouri, February 12th 2017

Scott Brown Weekly Livestock update from the University of Missouri, February 12th 2017

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •Cattle and hog markets ended the week mixed. Week over week live cattle were flat in most months, feeders were lower in the most active months, and the hog market saw fairly strong gains. •USDA released its WASDE report on Thursday. Scott and Meghan discuss what

5 Ways to Better Use Your Money by Spencer Wayne, PhD, DVM – Pipestone Veterinary Services

5 Ways to Better Use Your Money by Spencer Wayne, PhD, DVM – Pipestone Veterinary Services

Don’t Cut the Wrong Corners When things get tight, a logical first step is to start trimming costs, but be careful when doing this.  Things were put in place for a reason.  Make sure that the reason is still attended to.  Here are some examples regarding health where cutting some minor costs led to some

Scott Brown Weekly Livestock update from the University of Missouri, January 30th 2017

Scott Brown Weekly Livestock update from the University of Missouri, January 30th 2017

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •USDA released its Cattle on Feed report. Placements were up 18 percent, marketings up 7 percent, and the total cattle on feed also up slightly. •However – University of Missouri’s Scott Brown says there are signs of contraction. •The Cattle Inventory report, which is a complete

Scott Brown Weekly Livestock update from the University of Missouri, January 23rd 2017

Scott Brown Weekly Livestock update from the University of Missouri, January 23rd 2017

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: Brownfield’s Meghan Grebner and University of Missouri’s Scott Brown taped a special edition of the Weekly Livestock Market Update at the Heart of America Dairy Expo in Springfield, Missouri. Some of the highlights of this week’s program include: * Dairy market outlook * A comprehensive look

Daryl Timmerman from AgStar Financial Services, Margins to Improve by $25/Pig, Will 2017 be Profitable?

Daryl Timmerman from AgStar Financial Services, Margins to Improve by $25/Pig, Will 2017 be Profitable?

We’re thankful for a Post-Thanksgiving rally, but could 2017 margins improve further? The fourth quarter hog market rally is impressive. Cash operating losses have been significant, but it could have been much worse. The Pork Cut Out has maintained incredible strength, closing just under $78/cwt earlier this week, which is almost on par with the

Chris Hurt from Purdue University, Weekly Outlook: More Pork in 2017 With Higher Hog Prices? January 9th 2017

Chris Hurt from Purdue University, Weekly Outlook: More Pork in 2017 With Higher Hog Prices? January 9th 2017

Department of Agricultural Economics Purdue University farmdoc daily (7):1 Recommended citation format: Hurt, C. “Weekly Outlook: Weekly Outlook: More Pork in 2017 With Higher Hog Prices?.” farmdoc daily (7):1, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, January 3, 2017. Permalink: http://farmdocdaily.illinois.edu/2017/01/more-pork-2017-higher-hog-prices.html Listen to MP3 Podcast The latest Hogs and Pigs report

Jim Long Pork Commentary, December 1 USDA Hogs and Pigs Report Its Raining Pigs!, December 26 2016

Jim Long Pork Commentary, December 1 USDA Hogs and Pigs Report Its Raining Pigs!, December 26 2016

The December 1st Quarterly USDA Hogs and Pigs Report surprised us with not only the growth of the breeding herd but also the size of market inventory.     Market hogs and pigs by weight group       We didn’t expect such a jump in pig numbers, as did the average of all of

Ron Plain Commentary from the University of Missouri, Hog Outlook, December 19, 2016

Ron Plain Commentary from the University of Missouri, Hog Outlook, December 19, 2016

  We’ve got another record. This week’s hog slaughter totaled 2.544 million head, up 4.1% from last week, up 1.8% from the same week last year, and 1,000 head more than the old record set two weeks ago. Prior to this fall, packers had never slaughtered 2.5 million hogs in a week. They have done

Ron Plain of the University of Missouri, Hog Outlook, December 12 2016

Ron Plain of the University of Missouri, Hog Outlook, December 12 2016

  USDA made few changes to 2017 pork projections in today’s monthly WASDE release. The 2017 average mid-point hog price is projected 12.6% lower than where we will end up in 2016. Larger pork and total meat supplies are to blame, with pork production expected to jump 3.5% more next year. October pork exports were

Page 1 of 101234...10...Last »
  • Illinois Pork Sponsors:

















  • Market Snapshot:

    Visit our Market Center page Market Data provided by Barchart.com
  • Sharing

    Facebooktwitterlinkedinmail
  • Sharing

    Facebooktwitterlinkedinmail