In 2018, the voters of California supported Proposition 12 as an animal welfare measure that would ban the sale of pork in their state harvested from animals housed in pens smaller than 24 square feet. Prop 12 went into effect on Jan....
The year 2020 has been anything but normal.  I think we can all agree that the hog and pork markets are as volatile as ever!  In recent years, this industry has undergone PEDV, African Swine Fever, and now Covid-19. ...
Highlights: World Pork Expo 2021 and Pre-WPX event in Des Moines Live hog price in China reaches a new low at RMB 15/kg, down nearly 60% this year Cash hog price has not bottomed out amid strong hog recovery...
2021 China Hog Market Key Statistics Hog Stock: According to official data, China has 449.22 million hogs at year end 2021, up 10.5% from prior year. It is noticeable that current hog stock level has already exceeded that of the...
We recently had a tract of land in my county that was sold to a land investment company. The selling price was over $12,000 per acre–outbidding any local farmer. I took a step back and while I have heard...
China’s publicly traded hog companies suffered a major selloff on Friday. China Pork Index 885573, which tracks 30+ companies in the hog sector, dropped 2.13%, while the overall Shanghai Stock Index went up 0.47% to 3251.85. Kingsino (002548) led the...
Understanding the Hog Price Cycle China’s hog price generally follows a boom-and-bust cycle that lasts 4-5 years. In the past four cycles, hog price moved within 10-20 yuan per kg range, until African Swine Fever hit in August 2018. Hog...
A resurgence of the F18 strain of Escherichia coli (E. coli) in weaned pigs on a growing number of hog farms is causing a rise in mortality and a reduction in performance, according to Doug Powers, DVM, Four Star...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   U.S. slaughter last week 2,551,000; a year ago 2,694,000. That’s 5.5% less. U.S. Iowa – S. Minnesota slaughter weights are 2 lbs. higher year over year. Certainly, appears to us less hogs around. The USDA...
Highlights: Annualized trading volume of DCE Live Hog is forecasted at 6.7 million contracts This is equivalent to 860 million hogs and a notional value of RMB 2.7 trillion CME Lean Hog and Pork Cutout have estimated annual volume...
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