Western Producer livestock report

Hog prices soar Surging wholesale pork prices and tight market-ready hog supplies drove hog prices higher in the United States. The warm winter allowed hogs to gain weight quickly. They were sent to slaughter ahead of schedule and now supply is tight. Retailers were buying for the grilling season, and pork values were the highest […] Read more

Western Producer Livestock Report

Hogs steady U.S. packer operating profits fell further into negative territory and slaughter plants were closed for Good Friday. Warm spring weather is leading to larger carcass weights. There is hope that meat demand for barbecues will pick up after Easter. Iowa-southern Minnesota live hogs were about $61.25 US per hundredweight. April 5, compared to […] Read more

WP Livestock Report

Hog prices steady U.S. packers had negative margins early in the week but edged into positive territory late, once they were able to force cutouts higher. Iowa-southern Minnesota live hogs traded mostly steady during the week and were $64 US per hundredweight Feb. 17, the same as Feb. 10. The U.S. pork carcass cut-out value […] Read more