McLean County Farm Bureau

Hog farmers plan to trim the fat amid market losses

Lean hog prices as of June 29 averaged $95 per hundredweight in July and $92 in August but just $79 in October and $75 for December. “This is looking to be one of the worst years we’ve ever had,” said Steve Meyer, lead economist with Partners for Production Agriculture. “I think it will drive some large liquidation in the business.”


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