Economist: prepare for the downside risk in hog markets


A livestock economist says there is more downside risk than upside potential in the hog market right now.

University of Missouri’s Scott Brown says despite the negative trade talk, hog markets posted another strong week of business and producers need to take advantage of higher prices when they can.  “Some of the trade issues that could come on top of what’s going to be a 4 percent increase in pork production for 2018 – it could be a tough ride at the end of 2018,” he says. 

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