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    Super Moderator PotterB is on a distinguished road
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    What's next for hog prices?

    Numbers are slightly down, but weight is slighly up.

    http://www.agweb.com/article/whats_n..._News_Release/

    Also from this article:

    The pork industry is in the midst of record profits in the second and third quarter of this year with profits for those not strongly impacted by PED-V over $70 per head on average for the six month period. Those profits are expected to decrease in the final quarter of 2014 to about $40 per head.

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    Senior Member villageidiot is on a distinguished road
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    lesson here potter - nothing but crickets, as modern hog production has pretty well eliminated farmers as pork producers.

    enjoy it while it lasts, without p e d , we would be raising pigs for nothing, as the integraters are able to find farmers who arent hog farmers, but confinement building janitors who put up buildings for the manure.

    when an animals value to a farmers solely is the value of what it craps out the rear end, its pretty sad.

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    Junior Member Geeps is on a distinguished road
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    Not exactly true yet VI, but trending that way. Prices will remain high as long as PEDv and PDCoV remain out of control. Now that they are both reportable, we may get a better handle on the number of farms that have contracted either or both.

    With the corn getting cheaper, along with ddgs and bean meal, weights will continue to rise. With no replacement pigs coming in behind current placements can linger and put on weight. Others who are fortunate enough to have replacements seem to find lots of empty finishing buildings so they, too can add the pounds. What's the incentive to add farrowing when we can supply just as much pork with fewer and heavier pigs?

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    Cattle people learned an expensive lesson on just add weight...same thing has happened with hogs..and still it continues.

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    Junior Member Geeps is on a distinguished road
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    Absolutely d1. Pure economics.

    FYI, a member of a state corn board told me that, "pretty much the whole state is looking at a a teriffic corn crop, potentially". He is from Illinois

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    So the report on meat production came out yesterday. It showed pork slaughter down 1%, and meat yield up 3%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PERCY View Post
    So the report on meat production came out yesterday. It showed pork slaughter down 1%, and meat yield up 3%.
    Sorry, sumptin happened!! How is the industry gwanna maintain price for the next 6 months? Even with 80% PEDV losses, you cranked out more meat. Can you export that much?

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    cattle feeder told me long ago you can't have cheap corn and high cattle,cattle feeders will feed to heavier wts also high priced feeder cattle just encourages it

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