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Cooney: Weaner breakevens dip below $80

Pricing off the April lean hog contract for March sales shows a weaner breakeven of $79.64 down $2.28 for the week. Futures prices were down $1.90 for the week and feed costs were down $1.26 per head. FULL STORY »

Hog Outlook: Retail pork prices set new records

Retail pork prices set new records last month. The average price of a pound of pork in grocery stores during August was $4.20. That was 7.3 cents higher than the month before and 44.3 cents higher than in August 2013. FULL STORY »

Crop futures proved quite weak again Friday morning

Dollar strength and harvest prospects are depressing crop markets. Anticipation of another massive U.S. corn crop is depressing prices. FULL STORY »

Lower hog numbers keep prices high

USDA slightly decreased its forecast for second-half 2014 pork production, by 5 million pounds, from last month’s forecast—a change that derives largely from lower than expected production in September, due to PEDv-reduced supplies of slaughter hogs. FULL STORY »

Ag markets posted varying losses Thursday

Dollar strength probably weighed on corn prices Thursday. The U.S. dollar surged to a 14-month high overnight and is close to its highest levels since spring 2010. FULL STORY »

Ag markets moved unanimously lower Wednesday morning

Dollar strength is probably weighing on corn prices. The U.S. dollar surged to a 14-month high overnight and is close to its highest levels since spring 2010. FULL STORY »

Divergent livestock futures highlighted Wednesday's market action

Ethanol news likely undercut corn futures Wednesday. The weekly EIA report on the energy sector stated domestic ethanol stocks at an 18-month high, thereby implying diminished corn demand from that sector. FULL STORY »

Shale-focused companies in U.S. improve financially

Independent upstream production companies focused on producing from shale formations or oil sands in North America were more profitable in the first six months of 2014 than in the prior two full years. FULL STORY »

Farrow-to-finish margins near $50 per head

Farrow-to-finish margins increased last week to $47.75 per head compared to $33.49 per head the previous week, according to the latest Sterling Profit Tracker data. Last month, margins were $61.74 per head, and last year they were less than $13 per head. FULL STORY »

Ag markets turned mostly lower Tuesday morning

Crop futures couldn’t sustain early gains. The Farm Service Agency released its updated numbers concerning acreage enrolled in U.S. crop insurance programs Monday night. FULL STORY »

U.S. producers participate in swine symposium in China

On Sept. 12, pork industry leaders from the U.S. and China gathered in Beijing for the 2014 U.S.-China Swine Industry Symposium. FULL STORY »

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