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Hog Producers Comment on Availability of Feed Grain

by 5m Editor
15 March 2011, at 10:26am

MEXICO - Leaders of Hog farmer organisations in Canada, the United States and Mexico have a major concern in common regarding the availability of feed grain.

Meeting in Merida, Mexico, the pork producer representatives identified the critical importance to the hog industries in all three counties of having physical availability to feed grain over the next year. Hog producers have been vigorously competing for a resource that is in high demand and shows no signs of dropping. The sense of anxiety over the availability of feed grain for the hog industry was only heightened with the release of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Grain Supply and Production Reports that indicated that the crop planting this coming spring and normal yields would provide only a modest easing of tight feed supplies.

The lack of a stable supply of feed grains for livestock and poultry industry will significantly increase the cost of production, and consequently, the retail price of our products and make it all the more difficult for families to make healthy choices.

Below is a statement signed by the three Pork industry leaders. For a PDF version of the document with signatures, please click here.

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