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



WP livestock report

Hogs mixed Market ready hog numbers were ample, but packers aggressively bought because pork prices at this point in the year are the highest in three years. Weekly U.S. slaughter was near record large. The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was US$53.01 per hundredweight March 17, up from $52.52 March 10. […] Read more


WP livestock report

Hogs drift lower U.S. hog prices weakened again , but the decline was less than the previous week when values dropped in the face of looming supply increase. The downside of the market is limited by still strong U.S. pork exports. The volume of January pork exports was up 21 percent from a year ago. […] Read more


WP livestock report

Hogs weaken U.S. hog cash prices fell hard last week because traders expect larger market-ready numbers are coming down the pipeline. Cut-out values were volatile as pork belly values swung widely. The overhyped story a few weeks ago about bacon shortages might have pushed pork prices too high, and now they are correcting. The Canadian […] Read more



WP livestock report

Hogs weaken The rally in hog prices that began in December might have stalled out last week. Lower cash hogs and pork weighed down the futures market, even though the monthly pork in cold storage report came in lower than expected. The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was US$54.42 per cwt. […] Read more


WP livestock report

Hogs rise Tight supplies, brisk pork de-mand and good margins caused packers to again raise cash bids. The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was US$56.08 per hundredweight Feb. 17, up from $53.50 per cwt. Feb. 10. U.S. hogs averaged $72.95 on a carcass basis Feb. 17, up from $70.72 Feb. 10. […] Read more