The current environment seems very conducive to a sustained expansion in U.S. hog and pork output, with lower prices likely being the result. Actually, price shifts posted during mid-2013 might be the most decisive development in that regards. That is, after proving relatively weak during early spring, hog and pork prices soared in late spring and remained quite elevated through early autumn.
This report highlights the current hog market in the United States.
I. Hogs and Pigs: U.S. Inventory, Sows Farrowing, and Pig Crop
II. Hogs and Pigs: USDA Report, U.S. Inventory, Sows Farrowing, and Pig Crop
III. Hog Slaughter
IV. Pork Production
V. Hog Prices Quarterly and Annually
VI. Number of U.S. Hog Operations