Ethanol plants and DDG facilities closing is a hit to the livestock industry. This is as some producers begin to switch feed rations based on price, availability and in an effort to keep weights from getting too high.
Brian Mehlhaf, who custom feeds hogs in Parkston, S. D., decided to head online to try to make a profit. He thought posting hogs for sale on Facebook would be a last resort. Now, the response is overwhelming.
Despite current trade headwinds, and as more poultry, beef and pork protein enters the marketplace, can demand keep up with supplies? An excellent April export report says U.S. pork is still in demand.