hog prices

China’s pork imports are in freefall

In July this year I wrote about the, “straws in the wind” that China’s March/April trade figures might represent.  I also introduced a new concept – the idea Continue reading

Hold tight – 2015 will be a rollercoaster!

The front page of the December issue of Whole Hog presents the key data from the USDA’s quarterly hog census (released 23 December). These numbers suggest that  the global pig industry faces a boom and bust scenario in 2015. The impact of PEDv has created ideal conditions for supply shortages/price increases/production hikes in North America but Continue reading