JoAnn Alumbaugh
JoAnn Alumbaugh

We asked you about estimated 2013 hog prices in our online poll, and the results were all over the board. Most of you (38 percent) believe live hog prices will be lower this year, but so will input costs, so profit margins will improve. Twenty-seven percent of those responding agreed with the statement, “Live hog prices will be lower and profit margins will be worse or the same, given input costs.” Another 21 percent believe live hog prices will be higher, while 15 percent aren’t sure.

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