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Ham Prices Firm for Now but Rest of the Complex Struggles

Wholesale pork prices showed some improvement towards the end of the week, mostly due to sharply higher ham prices. Demand from Mexico has been better than expected as hog values there continue to trade well above U.S. equivalent.

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Pork Supply Expectations from Latest USDA ‘Hogs and Pigs’ Survey

USDA inventory survey painted a picture of ample supply in the near term but lower production expected this winter and next spring.

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Boots On the Ground: Opportunities Abound in Mexico

U.S. Meat Export Federation’s inaugural U.S. Red Meat Symposium brought U.S. exporters and Mexican importers together to explore the market’s continued growth potential.

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NPB’s Patrick Fleming to Lead Domestic Demand Work

Patrick Fleming returns to NPB in new role to lead new consumer marketing campaign.

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Reaching the Consumer: New Research Helps Identify the Future Pork Consumer

Learn how NPB is building a bigger appetite for pork by using research to target the future consumer and focus on building trust, adding value and generating long-term demand.

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Seasonal Factors Impact Near Term Supply Outlook but Little Change in Expected Supply Availability into 2025

Hog futures turned higher at the end of last week as belly prices rebounded and speculation that cutout could start to see some support going into the 4th of July holiday and a 4-day weekend.

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Pork Processing Items Likely to Dictate Hog and Cutout Price Levels this Summer

Hog futures remain under pressure on uncertainty about outlook of processing items (hams, bellies, trim) this summer. Belly market appears to have more risk given slowdown in foodservice sales. Lack of frozen inventory continues to impact export markets, however.

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There’s a World of Flavor in Pork

A recent sensory analysis of pork demonstrates over 110 unique flavor nuances that illustrate why it embraces cross-cultural tastes and brings more plants to the plate.

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2024 Trade Mission to South Korea Adds Value and Drives Opportunity

The value of U.S. pork exports is of critical importance to the pork industry demand strategy. The 2024 South Korea trade mission builds confidence in U.S. pork while fostering collaboration and partnership.

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Domestic Pork Supply Expected to Remain Stable, Offer Retailers and Foodservice Operators the Ability to Manage Features and Menu Prices

USDA forecasts a modest decline in per capita availability in 2025 but still near the long run average of the last 15 years.

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A Healthy Farm or Ranch is Nothing Without a Healthy You 

Mental health is essential to caring for your farm and farm family. It’s important to take the time to check in with yourself, your family and your neighbors. Free mental health resources are available to support mental wellness in agricultural communities.

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2024 Board Immersion Trip: Learnings from EU Swine Health and Industry Practices 

In April, National Pork Board staff, Board of Directors and a state pork association executive departed the U.S. for an immersion trip to the European Union (EU) where they gained exposure and learnings from the EU market.

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