WP livestock report

Hogs edge higher U.S. cash hogs rallied last week on big slaughter demand but prices could come under pressure this week as pork belly prices fell. A recent stretch of rain and cool weather down the eastern seaboard is slowing grilling demand. Iowa-southern Minnesota hogs delivered were US$50-$53.50 per hundredweight May 5, up from $49-$51.50 […] Read more


WP livestock report

HOGS RISE Market ready hog supply tightened as it normally does this time of year. The market is awaiting warmer weather to increase grilling demand. U.S. hogs averaged $65.64 on a carcass basis April 22, up from $61.63 April 15. The U.S. pork cutout was $79.79 per cwt. April 22, up slightly from $79.26 April […] Read more


WP livestock report

Hogs drift lower U.S. cash hog prices sagged a little over the week, while Chicago hog futures continued to tumble to almost a two-year low. Hog supply is better than expected as herds recover from the porcine epidemic diarrhea outbreak. Slaughter last week was larger than a year ago, and carcasses were about four percent […] Read more



WP livestock report

Hogs drift lower U.S. hog prices edged lower with supplies adequate to meet scaled down slaughter schedules. The futures market is trying to figure out what will happen this summer, with reduced hog numbers from porcine epidemic diarrhea and lighter carcass weights because of hot weather. Iowa-southern Minnesota live hogs delivered to plants were $81-$82 […] Read more


Western Producer Livestock Report

Hog prices edge lower With buying for the July 4 holiday wrapping up, packers’ needs were met and U.S. cash hog prices edged a little lower. Futures rose on thoughts that the intense heat in the Midwest and central Plains would slow weight gain. Iowa-southern Minnesota hog traded at $74.50 US per hundredweight June 29, […] Read more



Western Producer Livestock Report

Hog prices steady Tight market-ready hog supply and strong pork prices continued to support hog prices in the United States. The tight supply is the result of rapid weight gain earlier this year, which allowed producers to market hogs, early, causing today’s shortage. Packer margins were negative despite rising pork cutouts. U.S. frozen pork supplies […] Read more


Western Producer Livestock Report

Hogs rise U.S. hog prices jumped higher as the supply of market-ready hogs tightened and pork prices rose. Retailers were buying for the grilling season. However, the rally might be short as weak exports and a large supply of frozen pork hang over the market. Also, packer margins are weak. Iowa-southern Minnesota live hogs rose […] Read more


Western Producer Livestock Report – June 7, 2012

Hogs rise U.S. hog prices jumped higher on tighter supply of hogs and rising pork prices. Retailers were buying for the grilling season. The average barrow and gilt live weight in Iowa-Minnesota last week was 274.3 pounds, down 1.8 lb. from a week earlier. Iowa-southern Minnesota live hogs rose to $63.50 US per hundredweight, up […] Read more