Europeans may have to pay more for barbecues this summer as African swine fever decimates hog herds around the world. Producers in the European Union are the big winners, with sales to China climbing 43% through May.
Germany said any escalation of U.S. tariffs on metal imports into a full-blown trade war could cause tangible damage to the global recovery, although the tariffs themselves should have only a limited effect.
Although most pigs are housed in climate-controlled barns today, extreme winter weather conditions can take their toll. Watch for changes in your pigs' behavior to know if the cold temperatures are taking a toll.