Pig outlook: lean hog futures trying to recover and having some success

Pig prices in the US are starting to recover, as reports from China suggest that a variant of African swine fever (ASF) is circulating in the pig population.
calendar icon 2 July 2021
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Chart showing the trade trajectory of August US lean hog futures
Prices still in downtrend and bears are in near-term technical control. However, recent rebound does begin to suggest the market has bottomed out

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Economists expect that prices will remain high through mid-July due to strong consumer demand and tight supplies
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Average monthly pork sales are increasing from the lows seen in May
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Jim Long provides a weekly commentary on the US hog industry
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China will start to purchase pork for its local reserves - its first in over two years
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