Cash traded weaner pig volume was above average this week with 40,500 head being reported which is 103 percent of the 52-week average. Feeder pig reported volume was below average for the week, with 7,705 head reported.
Washington County, Iowa is a large pork producing state. Any disruption like the risk of African Swine Fever on U.S. soil would be a crisis for producers and their communities. AgDay national reporter Betsy Jibben has the story from Washington County, Iowa.
It’s clear the Polar Vortex had an impact on pork production after a very hot start to the year, says Dustin Baker, director of economics and domestic production issues at the National Pork Producers Council.