Pork Packer Capacity

By John Lawrence, Iowa Farm Outlook - Growing hog inventories, improved hog health, and increased imports from Canada will increase the supply of hogs this fall. At the same time, packing plants have closed, modestly reducing the US slaughter capacity. Larger pork supplies will pressure prices this fall. If we have multiple weeks of hog supplies at or above plant capacity, it will push prices lower yet.
calendar icon 14 September 2007
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