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Modest Recovery in Futures on Higher Cash, A Bit More Clarity on Prop 12

The market remains highly uncertain. Bellies have been and continue to be a major drag for the wholesale index, accounting for about half of the decline in wholesale prices. With large inventories and expected lower California demand, the price upside risk for bellies is lower than in previous years.

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Taking Care of Yourself and Your Herd in the Summer Heat

Heat stress poses a significant challenge for pigs and the people taking care of them. By taking the necessary precautions both inside the barn and during transportation, we can effectively mitigate the risks associated with heat stress.

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Market Insights with Dr. Lee Schulz
Dr. Lee Schulz gives his insights into the current markets and what to expect in the short-term.
Profit Maximizer
Prop 12 Uncertainty, Slowdown in Demand, Continues to Pressure Prices

Prop 12 has end users in California depleting inventories of product that will not be compliant by July 2. This is having a negative impact on spot pricing.

Pork Industry Alert
Deep Dive into Pork Markets

In this economic update, learn about the key issues and challenges in the current pork markets and how teams at the Pork Board are supporting market development.

Pork Academy
2023 Pork Academy Sessions

Pork Academy is a series of in-depth seminars that will be offered at World Pork Expo this June. The sessions are designed to meet the need for pork producers to remain competitive in today's rapidly changing environment.

Profit Maximizer
Producer Losses Expected To Drive Liquidation, Reduce Supply In 2024

Plenty of conversation in the market about producers suffering deep losses and looking to liquidate sows. IA State model shows average loss of $34/head in Q1.

AgView: A Solution to Track Movement
As a parent of five kids, ages nine to 21, our family constantly goes in different directions. Wrestling practice, dance, cross-country and track, cheer, baseball, school, part-time jobs — it’s...
Human Nutrition
Just In: Study Shows Pork Fits in Nutritious Diet at Lower Cost

Research shows pork is a high-quality, affordable protein that feeds and nourishes people around the world.

Profit Maximizer
Ample Supply, Not Just Demand, Is Keeping Wholesale Prices in Check
April 24, 2023 - There has been little movement in the pork market as supply continues to outpace earlier estimates and market participants are now pricing a much weaker demand environment for the summer.
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USDA Appoints Five New Board Members

Congratulations to the five new board members appointed by USDA to the National Pork Board. All five appointees will serve three-year terms through June 2026.

Profit Maximizer
Futures Drift as Spot Market Shows No Signs of Recovery…Yet

With little improvement in the spot pork market, hog futures continue to slump. But risks are increasing that the market has overshot its mark and prices may snap back.

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