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USDA Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook

Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook

Livestock, Dairy, Poultry and Aquaculture Outlook

This monthly report, provides current intelligence and forecasts the effects of changing conditions in the US livestock, dairy, poultry and aquaculture sectors. Topics include current production, consumption, trade, prices received, and more.

This is a new section and older reports not listed below can be found here.


Livestock, Dairy, Poultry and Aquaculture Outlook

USDA forecasts a 2.3-percent increase in 2014 pork production, driven primarily by expectations of lower feed costs. Pork...

The Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report showed larger March 1 inventories compared with a year ago. Commercial pork...

Pork exports in January were year-over-year lower due to lower shipments to China, Mexico, South Korea, and Japan. US exports...

US pork exports in December, at 426 million pounds, were almost 14 percent below a year ago. Exports thus finished 2012 at 5.4...

The December Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report indicated a stable to slightly higher inventory of breeding animals, despite...

October pork exports were 2.2 percent above October 2011, with strong shipments to Mexico, Canada, and Russia more than...

Pork production forecasts were lowered slightly to reflect lighter expected hog weights. Nonetheless, fourth-quarter 2012 pork...

The September NASS Hogs and Pigs report indicates that the breeding herd inventory was 5.79 million, down slightly...

Recent sow slaughter dynamics and higher sow prices in August suggest that hog producers are not in a full-liquidation mode...

High feed costs from lower US corn and soybean production is expected to reduce US pork production in 2013. Per capita...

The Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report indicated 1 percent larger inventories of both market hogs and breeding animals....

Slight reductions in second-quarter slaughter are expected to be more than offset by year-over-year higher estimated average...

In 2013 small increases in farrowings and continued strong sow productivity gains, together with higher average dressed...

The March Quarterly Hogs and Pigs reflected sector uncertainty, with slightly larger breeding herd numbers and...

Consumer demand remained solid in the first two months of 2012. Despite higher pork supplies, prices for hogs were...

U.S. exports were record high in 2011, at 5.2 billion pounds, driven largely by strong shipments to Asia. China was the third...

Live hog prices in 2012 are expected to average $63-$67, almost 2 percent below prices in 2011.

Strong export growth is expected to continue through the fourth quarter, before tailing off in 2012.

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