The USDA’s National Animal Health Monitoring System Swine 2020 Study set to begin later this summer is being put on hold until 2021 due to the economic hardships pork producers are facing. Here's the new timeline.
All eyes will be on the Hogs and Pigs report coming out later in June. For now, the National Feeder Pig Report sheds light on what supplies might look like moving forward, says the Livestock Marketing Information Center.
Jason Franken, agricultural economist at Western Illinois University, says another all-time record hog inventory amidst the COVID-19 pandemic extends further downward pressure on prices. Here's his take on the report.