US Dec. 1 Hog Inventory Down 1% From Year Ago United States inventory of all hogs and pigs on Dec. 1, 2020 was 77.5 million head. This was down 1% from Dec. 1, 2019, and down 1% from Sept. 1,...
The USDA says the total number of hogs and pigs in the U.S. on December 1st, 2021 was 74.201 million head, down 4% from December 1st, 2020. That reflects a higher slaughter pace and lower breeding rate as producers...
"Charting is a little like surfing. You don't have to know a lot about the physics of tides, resonance, and fluid dynamics in order to catch a good wave. You just have to be able to sense when it's...
The Editors' Pick series is a collection of some of the best-read Charts of Note from 2021. USDA, Economic Research Service (ERS) editors selected these charts as worthy of a second read because they provided context for the year's...
Genesus Global Market Report France April 2021 Philippe Mallétroit – Director for France, Genesus Inc. After a continuous decrease since September 2020, the hog price in France stabilized around the average price of 1.20 € per kg carcass from the beginning of December...
A price channel consists of two parallel trend-lines providing support (bottom) and resistance (top) lines that contain price fluctuations.  Channels may be bullish (slanting upwards), bearish (slanting downwards), or neutral (horizontal). Walt Breitinger, Paragon Investments, Inc. DBA Breitinger & Sons,  Commodity...
Genesus Global Market Report Russia, January 2021 Simon Grey, General Manager Russia, CIS and Europe, Genesus Inc Russian pig price is currently 103 Roubles ($1.40) per kg liveweight. This is in the 100 to 110 range that the price has been for...
Bright spots for January pork exports include Mexico, Korea, Dominican Republic Last year Mexico reclaimed its position as the leading destination for U.S. pork exports, taking nearly 875,000 mt valued at $1.68 billion. This strong performance continued in January, with...
Genesus Global Market Report China April 2022 Lyle L. Jones Director of Sales for China, Genesus Inc.   Market Hog Price China’s slaughter pig prices appear to have begun its long-awaited recovery. As of April 2nd, the national average pig price was 12.66 RMB ($0.90/lb.), an...
To “Read” Walt’s charts, keep the following in mind: Support – this term refers to a trend line or price area under the market which is expected to hold the market from potential decline. Resistance- a price area or trend line...
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