The Pork Checkoff hosted the USDA’s Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report on Thursday, June 29, 2017. This quarterly teleconference featured three agricultural economists and their reactions to the report.
Dr. Lee Schulz, Extension Livestock Economist, Iowa State University
Dr. Scott Brown, Assistant Extension Professor, University of Missouri-Columbia
Joe Kerns, President, Kerns & Associates, Ames, IA
Reports seemed to follow in line with pre-report estimates. Dr. Brown said the stability when it came to sow numbers was maybe a sign of a plateau, yet still growing relative to a year ago.
Listen to the complete audio report here: USDA’s Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report