Hog Market, Compared to a Year Ago

Genesus News
Pork Commentary,  October 28th, 2019
Jim Long, President-CEO, Genesus Inc.

 Sometimes it pays to look at where we are compared to a year ago.  
· National Daily Base Lean Hog Price – 53-54%
– October 24, 2019_64.50 ¢ per lb.
– Oct 26, 2018_63.72 ¢ per lb.

·  This past week’s hog slaughter – 2,693,000. 
– A year ago, same week 2,563,000 or plus 5%

·  Pork Cold Storage- September 30 up 2% from a year ago
-598,899 million pounds compared to 589,403 in 2018

·  Year to date Sow slaughter on September 30
– 2018 – 2,242 million
– 2019 – 2,235 million
– Almost no change

·  U.S.D.A cash average 40 lb. feeder pigs
– This past week $44.
– A year ago, same time $40. 

Our Observation: 
More hogs to market (plus 5%) this year compared to last, but hog prices the same, reflecting better pork demand. Pork in Cold Storage and sow slaughter showing almost no year over year difference, while 40 lb. feeder pigs are 10% higher year over year. 

Of note – last year feeder pigs went from the $40’s to $70’s by mid-December.  We expect a similar scenario this year.    

Below is U.S. Direct Feeder Pig Chart 
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Photo from left to right: Yaping Gu-GM for Genesus China; Lyle Jones- sales direct for Genesus China; Li Yanpeng-production director for Muyuan Group; Tian Fangping-Technical consultant for Muyuan Group