WP livestock report

Hogs rise Profitable packer margins, good pork demand and seasonally tightening supplies lifted hog prices. U.S. hogs averaged US$72.98 on a carcass basis June 2, up from $71.01 May 26. The U.S. pork cutout was $91.40 per cwt. June 2, up from $90.28 May 26. The estimated U.S. weekly slaughter for the week to June […] Read more


WP livestock report

Hogs rise Strong pork exports, reduced market-ready supply and expectations that retailers will feature more pork sales in June lifted hog prices. United States hogs averaged US$71.01 on a carcass basis May 26, up from $70.86 May 19. The U.S. pork cutout was $90.28 per cwt. May 26, up from $87.26 May 19. The estimated […] Read more


WP livestock report

Hogs gain Strong pork exports and expectations that market-ready supply will get smaller seasonally lifted hog prices. U.S. hogs averaged US$70.86 on a carcass basis May 19, up from $69.73 May 12. The U.S. pork cutout was $87.26 per cwt. May 19, up from $83.29 May 12. The estimated U.S. weekly slaughter for the week […] Read more



WP livestock report

Hogs rise Seasonal tightening of market-ready supply and strong pork exports have put hog prices on an upward trend. The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was US$53.66 per cwt. May 12, up from $48.75 May 5. U.S. hogs averaged $69.73 on a carcass basis May 12, up from $64.20 May 5. […] Read more


WP livestock report

Hogs rise Market-ready supply began to fall as it normally does this time of year, and packers had to pay more. Demand for pork is rising for spring barbecues, and export demand is strong. The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was US48.75 per cwt. May 5, up from $43.25 April 28. […] Read more



WP livestock report

Hogs level out After many weeks of lower prices, U.S. cash hogs bottomed out on hopes that the usual seasonal tightening of supply has begun. The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was US43.25 per cwt. April 28, up from $42.80 April 21. U.S. hogs averaged $56.21 on a carcass basis April […] Read more


WP livestock report

Hogs fall again Hog supply remains at a surplus to demand and prices continued to weaken. The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was US42.80 per cwt. April 21, down from $44.33 April 14. U.S. hogs averaged $53.41 on a carcass basis April 21, down from $56.04 April 14. The U.S. pork […] Read more


WP livestock report

Hogs fall again Ample supply continued to weigh on hog markets. The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was US44.33 per cwt. April 14, down from $47.25 April 7. U.S. hogs averaged $56.04 on a carcass basis April 14, down from $58.17 April 7. The U.S. pork cutout was $74.58 per cwt. […] Read more



WP livestock report

Hogs lower again U.S. cash hog markets struggled again with ample supply and rising carcass weighs as weather warmed, allowing faster growth. The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was US47.25 per cwt. April 7, down from $50.25 March 31. U.S. hogs averaged $58.17 on a carcass basis April 7, down from […] Read more


WP livestock report

Hogs lower The U.S. quarterly pigs report said the U.S. herd was four percent larger than a year ago at 70.976 million head. The report came in close to expectations. The weekly U.S. slaughter increased at a time when the number should be getting smaller. The large slaughter increased pork supply, which in turn weighed […] Read more