Hogs in downward correction

Market showing signs of a change of direction.  Outside days, reversals, & breaking trend lines could contribute evidence of the turn.  Increasing volume would...

2021 Illinois Livestock Leadership Institute Announced

Formerly known as the Illinois Pork Leadership Institute, the Illinois Livestock Leadership Institute (ILLI) is now a combined effort of the Illinois Pork Producers Association...

Lean hog futures notch contract highs; live cattle retreat

U.S. lean hog futures rose on Thursday, with several contract months including the benchmark June setting life-of-contract highs on firm cash markets and strong...

Podcast: The effect of increasing phytase dose to 1000 FTU/kg on P and Ca...

Carly Rundle, Ph. D. candidate in the Stein Monogastric Nutrition Lab, compares the effects of increasing doses of two microbial phytase supplements, one derived...

April hogs gap & go

A gap is a hole in prices which occurs when the current day’s high is below the previous day’s low or when the current...

African Swine Fever Issues Persist, Hog Prices Rise

Late last month, Bloomberg News reported that, “China’s farm ministry is touting a complete recovery in pig numbers from the ravages of African swine...

Meat Institute Calls On Biden Administration To Ensure Meat, Poultry Workers Are Vaccinated

As some states begin to vaccinate essential meat and poultry workers, The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) today called for the Biden Administration's...

China’s soymeal futures plunge on pig disease concerns

China’s soymeal futures slid nearly 5% in their sharpest decline in eight years on Friday, as investors took profit and new African swine fever...

As U.S. pork plant speeds up slaughtering, workers report more injuries

One of America’s leading pig slaughterhouses is running faster than ever as meatpackers hustle to keep pork in grocery stores during the COVID-19 pandemic....

Meatpacker JBS says nearly 700 U.S. pork plant workers get COVID-19 vaccine

Meatpacker JBS USA said on Friday that nearly 700 workers at a pork production plant in Beardstown, Illinois, had received the first dose of...