National Hog Farmer http://nationalhogfarmer.com/rss.xml en Groups file lawsuit to vacate ‘WOTUS’ rule http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/groups-file-lawsuit-vacate-wotus-rule <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Producers Council </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The National Pork Producers Council and 13 other organizations filed a lawsuit asking a federal court to vacate a new Clean Water Act (CWA) regulation that will bring under federal jurisdiction “a staggering range” of land and water and adversely affect numerous agricultural and business activities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/groups-file-lawsuit-vacate-wotus-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/groups-file-lawsuit-vacate-wotus-rule#comments Environment Food Animal Report Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:14:00 +0000 58391 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Ceva Animal Health requests proposals for swine reproductive research http://nationalhogfarmer.com/ceva-animal-health-requests-proposals-swine-reproductive-research <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Ceva Animal Health is seeking proposals for applied research studies that will focus on improving gilt and sow reproductive performance to help answer long-standing questions in swine breeding. Dedicated to helping veterinarians and producers find ways to improve reproduction practices, Ceva is contributing research funds to explore topics that can advance swine reproductive performance on-farm.<br /> </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/ceva-animal-health-requests-proposals-swine-reproductive-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:05:31 +0000 58381 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Announcing the #RealPigFarming Grand Champion http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/announcing-realpigfarming-grand-champion <div class="node-body blog-body">The votes have been counted and the #RealPigFarming Grand Champion has been selected.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/announcing-realpigfarming-grand-champion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/announcing-realpigfarming-grand-champion#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:59:00 +0000 58371 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com JBS USA Pork agrees to purchase Cargill Pork Business http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/jbs-usa-pork-agrees-purchase-cargill-pork-business <div class="node-body article-body">JBS USA Pork has entered into an agreement with Cargill to acquire the company’s U.S.-based pork business for $1.45 billion. Completion of the acquisition is subject to regulatory review and approval. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/jbs-usa-pork-agrees-purchase-cargill-pork-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/jbs-usa-pork-agrees-purchase-cargill-pork-business#comments Business Food Animal Report Wed, 01 Jul 2015 21:09:00 +0000 58361 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Fair Oaks Farms, Pork Education Center http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/fair-oaks-farms-pork-education-center <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Pig Adventure at Fair Oaks literally throws open the barn door to let you see what goes on inside a modern pig farm.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/fair-oaks-farms-pork-education-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/fair-oaks-farms-pork-education-center#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:39:00 +0000 58351 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Carson joins Nedap U.S. swine team http://nationalhogfarmer.com/carson-joins-nedap-us-swine-team <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Nedap, a global leader in livestock management systems, announces the hiring of Brad Carson. Carson joins the U.S. swine team as a <img alt="" src="/site-files/nationalhogfarmer.com/files/uploads/Carson_Nedap.jpg" style="width: 212px; height: 318px; float: right;" />sales representative and will serve as a resource on swine management and technologies.</p> <p>Carson joins an established team at Nedap. This industry-leading team partners with U.S. swine facility managers to implement automated individual feeding management systems, allowing individual animal care in group settings.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/carson-joins-nedap-us-swine-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:05:55 +0000 58341 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Cargill contributes $750,000 to educate visitors on modern agriculture production at Fair Oaks Farms http://nationalhogfarmer.com/cargill-contributes-750000-educate-visitors-modern-agriculture-production-fair-oaks-farms <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Cargill was recognized at a grand opening ceremony of the Pork Education Center at Fair Oaks Farms on June 28&nbsp;for its<img alt="" src="/site-files/nationalhogfarmer.com/files/uploads/DSC_0238.JPG" style="float: right; height: 292px; width: 391px;" /> $750,000 contribution that will enable Fair Oaks Farms&#39; non-profit arm to educate students and the general public on modern agriculture production practices that benefit the environment, use fewer natural resources&nbsp;and improve sustainability for crop and animal production.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/cargill-contributes-750000-educate-visitors-modern-agriculture-production-fair-oaks-farms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Marketing Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:30:15 +0000 58331 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Hogs and pigs report a mixed bag of inventory numbers http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/hogs-and-pigs-report-mixed-bag-inventory-numbers <div class="node-body article-body">The USDA’s quarterly Hogs and Pigs report's key numbers were a mixed bag with some inventory figures quite close to analysts’ pre-report expectations (which Steve Meyer interprets as information that was “in the market” at the time the report was released) and others differing pretty markedly.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/hogs-and-pigs-report-mixed-bag-inventory-numbers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/hogs-and-pigs-report-mixed-bag-inventory-numbers#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:01:00 +0000 58321 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Breaking the code to better digestion http://nationalhogfarmer.com/alltech/breaking-code-better-digestion <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored </div> <div class="node-body article-body">SPONSORED: With 70% of production costs coming from feed, a question on most producers’ minds is “Are they getting the most from their feed?” To get a pig to 290 pounds, it takes around 700 pounds of feed; that’s 2.4 pounds of feed for the animal to gain one pound. This challenge has producers constantly worrying about commodity prices</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/alltech/breaking-code-better-digestion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/alltech/breaking-code-better-digestion#comments Animal Well-Being Alltech Nutrition Feed Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:14:00 +0000 58311 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Telepathology: a new frontier for global swine diagnostics training and service http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/telepathology-new-frontier-global-swine-diagnostics-training-and-service <div class="field-byline"> By Fabio Vannucci, University of Minnesota Veterinary assistant professor; Mac Farnham, University of Minnesota Veterinary assistant professor; and James Collins, University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory director </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory are leading an international telepathology partnership to improve pathology training for swine diagnostics, offering opportunities for web-based diagnostic training and services worldwide through a dynamic real-time platform.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/telepathology-new-frontier-global-swine-diagnostics-training-and-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/telepathology-new-frontier-global-swine-diagnostics-training-and-service#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:00:00 +0000 58231 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Iowa Swine Day http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/iowa-swine-day <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Iowa Swine Day: Leading experts focusing on topics vital to today&#39;s pork industry.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/iowa-swine-day#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Marketing Sat, 27 Jun 2015 11:54:00 +0000 58301 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Industry back to pre-PEDV growth http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/industry-back-pre-pedv-growth <div class="node-body article-body">Clearly, the U.S. hog industry is back on the healthy growth track prior to the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus outbreak, as confirmed by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/industry-back-pre-pedv-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/industry-back-pre-pedv-growth#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Business & Marketing Fri, 26 Jun 2015 22:01:00 +0000 58291 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Senate Ag Committee begins effort to resolve COOL http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/senate-ag-committee-begins-effort-resolve-cool <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Senate Ag Committee begins looking at options to resolve country-of-origin labeling issues to avoid retaliatory actions by Canada and Mexico.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/senate-ag-committee-begins-effort-resolve-cool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/senate-ag-committee-begins-effort-resolve-cool#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Legislative Preview Fri, 26 Jun 2015 20:49:00 +0000 58281 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Voluntary COOL in the works http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/voluntary-cool-works <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, is working on a voluntary country-of-origin labeling program in an effort to deal with the recent World Trade Organization ruling and the ever-growing prospect of over $3 billion in tariffs on U.S. agricultural products that would be imposed by Canada and Mexico.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/voluntary-cool-works" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/voluntary-cool-works#comments Business Marketing Legislative Preview Fri, 26 Jun 2015 20:44:00 +0000 58271 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Canada and Mexico: Full COOL repeal only option http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/canada-and-mexico-full-cool-repeal-only-option <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Canada and Mexico let it be known that full repeal of country-of-origin labeling was the only option for the United States to avoid retaliation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/canada-and-mexico-full-cool-repeal-only-option" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/canada-and-mexico-full-cool-repeal-only-option#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Legislative Preview Fri, 26 Jun 2015 20:39:00 +0000 58261 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Russia extends ban on U.S. ag products http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/russia-extends-ban-us-ag-products <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Russia will extend for another year its ban on food imports (meat, dairy, seafood, vegetables and fruit) from the United States, European Union, Canada, Australia and Norway. The ban was put in affect last year by Russian President Vladimir Putin over issues regarding Ukraine. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/russia-extends-ban-us-ag-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/russia-extends-ban-us-ag-products#comments Business Marketing Legislative Preview Fri, 26 Jun 2015 20:36:00 +0000 58251 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Legislation to discourage port labor disruptions http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/legislation-discourage-port-labor-disruptions <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Legislation introduced to strengthen the Taft-Hartley Act in response to the recent West Coast ports crisis and the ongoing gridlock at the ports during the long contract negotiations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/legislation-discourage-port-labor-disruptions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/legislation-discourage-port-labor-disruptions#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Legislative Preview Fri, 26 Jun 2015 20:23:00 +0000 58241 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Retail pork prices expected to decline http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/retail-pork-prices-expected-decline <div class="node-body article-body">Retail pork prices are expected to fall another 3% to 4% this year, according to the USDA’s monthly Food Price Index report released June 25.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/retail-pork-prices-expected-decline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/retail-pork-prices-expected-decline#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Thu, 25 Jun 2015 22:06:00 +0000 58221 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Hansen Foundation donates 22 tons of pork to Iowa food pantries http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/hansen-foundation-donates-22-tons-pork-iowa-food-pantries <div class="field-byline"> Source: Iowa Select Farms </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Approximately 44,000 pounds of fresh, boneless pork loins are being donated to community organizations, food shelves and pantries across Iowa by the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation and Iowa Select Farms.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/hansen-foundation-donates-22-tons-pork-iowa-food-pantries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/hansen-foundation-donates-22-tons-pork-iowa-food-pantries#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Pork is Delicious Thu, 25 Jun 2015 20:31:00 +0000 58211 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Representatives of the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation and Iowa Select Farms deliver donated pork loins to the New Hartford, Iowa, Food Pantry, part of their effort to replenish over 85 rural food pantries with 22 tons of nutrient-rich pork. Pictured left to right: Francesca Mittag, Iowa Select Farms; Diana Bass, New Hartford Food Pantry and Melissa Kroksh, Iowa Select Farms.</p> Submitted Russia extends Western food ban http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/russia-extends-western-food-ban <div class="field-byline"> By National Hog Farmer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In retaliation to the European Union’s extended sanctions against Russia over the situation in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin has extended his country’s ban of food imports from the West for one year, starting June 24.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/russia-extends-western-food-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/russia-extends-western-food-ban#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Thu, 25 Jun 2015 16:25:00 +0000 58201 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com TPA headed to president's desk (Updated) http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/tpa-headed-presidents-desk-updated <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Senate passed Trade Promotion Authority by a vote of 60-38 ending more than two weeks of legislative wrangling to end Democratic opposition.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/tpa-headed-presidents-desk-updated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/tpa-headed-presidents-desk-updated#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Legislative Preview Wed, 24 Jun 2015 22:09:00 +0000 58191 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Succeed in tough times with eyes on costs and hog herd health http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/succeed-tough-times-eyes-costs-and-hog-herd-health <div class="field-byline"> Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Veterinary experts provide goals and insights to boost profits in today’s market </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cost of production and herd health should always be top-of-mind for hog producers, but more so as market prices turn south.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/succeed-tough-times-eyes-costs-and-hog-herd-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/succeed-tough-times-eyes-costs-and-hog-herd-health#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Marketing Nutrition Reproduction Wed, 24 Jun 2015 21:53:00 +0000 58181 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Senate approves TPA bill; now on to Obama http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/senate-approves-tpa-bill-now-obama <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Producers Council </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With today’s passage by the Senate of legislation granting the president authority to enter and finalize free-trade agreements, the National Pork Producers Council called on U.S. trade negotiators to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an Asia-Pacific regional trade deal.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/senate-approves-tpa-bill-now-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/senate-approves-tpa-bill-now-obama#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Wed, 24 Jun 2015 20:46:00 +0000 58171 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Mark Wilson Senate plans to vote Wednesday on TPA http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/senate-plans-vote-wednesday-tpa <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Senators today invoked cloture by a vote of 60-37 when 13 Democratic Senators joined Republicans to allow the Senate to move forward tomorrow on Trade Promotion Authority.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/senate-plans-vote-wednesday-tpa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/senate-plans-vote-wednesday-tpa#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Legislative Preview Tue, 23 Jun 2015 21:59:00 +0000 58161 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Cargill opens new animal nutrition technology application center in Hebei, China http://nationalhogfarmer.com/cargill-opens-new-animal-nutrition-technology-application-center-hebei-china <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Animal producers are working to deliver more protein to feed a growing population, while also using fewer resources. To help customers in China leverage and apply the best possible feed technologies to help them grow their businesses and wisely use resources, Cargill has established a Technology Application Center in Bazhou, Hebei, China.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/cargill-opens-new-animal-nutrition-technology-application-center-hebei-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feed Tue, 23 Jun 2015 12:23:38 +0000 58151 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Pork Checkoff announces #RealPigFarming student social forces team http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/pork-checkoff-announces-realpigfarming-student-social-forces-team <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Board </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Pork Checkoff has selected 12 college students to be a part of the #RealPigFarming Student Social Forces team this year. Participants were selected based on their involvement in the pork industry and their strong communication skills. The team will be active through the end of the year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/pork-checkoff-announces-realpigfarming-student-social-forces-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/pork-checkoff-announces-realpigfarming-student-social-forces-team#comments Animal Well-Being Mon, 22 Jun 2015 19:24:00 +0000 58141 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Hog supplies plentiful http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/hog-supplies-plentiful <div class="node-body article-body"><p>There&rsquo;s not a lot of mystery as to why hog prices are weak:&nbsp; There are LOTS of hogs out there! What is more the price impacts are pretty much on line with those supply gains.&nbsp; No one wants to hear that but let&rsquo;s investigate.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/hog-supplies-plentiful" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/hog-supplies-plentiful#comments Food Animal Report Marketing Business & Marketing Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:34:00 +0000 58131 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Genesus and COFCO sign co-op agreement http://nationalhogfarmer.com/genesus-and-cofco-sign-co-op-agreement <div class="node-body press_release-body"><div>Cofco and Genesus&nbsp;have signed an agreement for swine genetic cooperation and <img alt="" src="/site-files/nationalhogfarmer.com/files/uploads/Genesus-Cofco.jpg" style="width: 278px; height: 292px; float: right;" />sales. The Cofco-Genesus swine breeding stock import will be the largest ever to China.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Cofco is the largest agribusiness in China and one of the largest in the world. Cofco&rsquo;s asset base is $71.9 billion.</div></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/genesus-and-cofco-sign-co-op-agreement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Mon, 22 Jun 2015 15:13:33 +0000 58121 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Smithfield Foods' hog production division and Tyton BioEnergy Systems announce research partnership http://nationalhogfarmer.com/smithfield-foods-hog-production-division-and-tyton-bioenergy-systems-announce-research-partnership <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Smithfield Foods&#39; Hog Production Division, Murphy-Brown&nbsp;LLC, and Tyton BioEnergy Systems announced today a research partnership to develop new applications for Tyton&#39;s dedicated, non-smoking tobacco crop and the resulting soil amendment, filtration&nbsp;and feed products within Smithfield&#39;s hog production processes. The companies are pursuing mutual goals of protecting the environment while improving economic efficiency through this collaboration.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/smithfield-foods-hog-production-division-and-tyton-bioenergy-systems-announce-research-partnership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 13:44:14 +0000 58111 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Supply issues affect pork producers in 2015 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/supply-issues-affect-pork-producers-2015 <div class="field-byline"> By Kent Bang, AgStar Financial Services </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>During the past 60 days cash hog prices moved up seasonally from the lower $60s, in early April, to the low $80s, in mid-May, only to stall out since that time and trade a narrow range in the low $80s. While the market move provided some positive margins, following a disappointing first quarter, over the past four weeks the outlook has caused a decline in futures prices for August, October and December by $7-$8 per hundredweight. This move erases a lot of optimism for 2015 at this point.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/supply-issues-affect-pork-producers-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/supply-issues-affect-pork-producers-2015#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Business & Marketing Mon, 22 Jun 2015 13:18:00 +0000 58101 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com