Steve Meyer

Vice President, Pork Analysis,
Express Markets Inc. Analytics

Steve Meyer, vice president of pork analysis for Express Markets Inc. Analytics of Fort Wayne, Ind. Express Markets and EMI Analytics have been involved in price discovery and analysis for the broiler industry since 2003. They added similar capabilities for turkey in 2008 and have recently added market analysis of pork and beef markets to their product offerings in order to meet the broad information and knowledge needs of customers throughout the meat and poultry production, processing and marketing systems. In May of 2015, Meyer sold Paragon Economics to Express Markets Inc. He brings a wealth of experience in the livestock industry, having served as director of economics for the National Pork Producers Council (1993-2001), and held the same position for the National Pork Board from 2001 to October 2002. In that capacity, Steve provided economic counsel to producers and Pork Board staff and coordinated staff and consultants’ activities regarding meat industry production, price forecasts and the economic impact of pork production and processing. In addition, he administered NPPC programs dealing with marketing and pricing systems, structure, pork industry coordination and competitiveness. Previously, Steve served as a swine business specialist with Moorman Manufacturing Co., a sales representative with Dow Chemical and sales manager for an animal health and agricultural chemical distributor. In addition, he spent three years as an assistant professor in the agriculture economics department at the University of Missouri.

Quick Return to Profitability Unlikely
USDA's Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report, released Friday afternoon, Sept. 28, indicates that any hopes of a quick return to profitability for U.S. pork producers is unlikely
Variations in Price Reporting
As cash hog prices have fallen to near or below breakeven levels for many pork producers, we thought it would be good to take a look at some historical relationships between the various
Hog Runs Raise Concerns
Last week's U.S. federally inspected (FI) hog slaughter total of 2.226 million head was the fourth-largest ever and a bit of a shock that it came so early
Pork Packing Sectors See Constant Change
The catchphrase, “The only thing that is constant is change” certainly applies to the U.S. and Canadian pork packing sectors. The never-ending effort to maintain profitability
Crop Reports Offer Hope
The focus of most of U.S. agriculture this week was the monthly USDA Crop Production Report released on Wednesday. Some of the highlights were
Volatile Packer Margins Stabilize
The roller coaster ride of pork packer margins abated a bit last week as my weekly calculated gross margin of $22.43/head was only $0.63/head lower than one week earlier
The China Connection
Smithfield's announcement of the sale of 60 million pounds of pork to China last Friday was welcome news for the U.S. pork industry
Canada's Herd Shrinkage Slows
Canada's inventory of hogs and pigs continues to shrink. Statistics Canada's quarterly Hog Statistics report, released last week, indicates that the Canadian sow herd continues to decline slowly and
Pork Export Trend Unsettling
Yesterday's U.S. pork export data was again disappointing, showing June shipments were 11% lower than a year ago
Fall Numbers May Test Slaughter Capacity
With the possibility of large numbers of hogs hitting the market this fall, packing capacity could once again become a critical issue for the U.S. pork industry
Export Expectations Adjusted
Export sales in May 2007 continued a disappointing trend. Year-to-date export volume through May was down 4.7% vs. one year ago
Are China's Losses Driving Futures Prices?
Chicago Mercantile Exchange Lean Hogs futures prices surged upward on Thursday buoyed by rumors that China was shopping for pork in the United States
Hog, Grain Markets Begin to Settle In
The reaction of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Lean Hogs futures prices to last week's USDA Hogs & Pigs Report was a bit more negative than I had expected
Hogs & Pigs Report Special Edition
USDA's Quarterly Hogs & Pigs report, released Friday afternoon, June 29, contained no big shocks
Protecting Valuable Pork Exports
I have spent a good deal of time over the past few years trumpeting the exporting success of the U.S. pork industry
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