News ArticlesRabobank predicts higher hog prices
October 17 - Rabobank predicts that global hog prices will begin to recover before Christmas.
Prices dropped 16.2 per cent in the United States this fall compared with a seasonal average decline of nine per cent. Herd liquidation is cited as the reason for the steep price decline; farmers culled herds they could not afford to feed.
The price declines have been even greater in China and Brazil, says the European-based bank.
The declines have been less in Canada and Europe than in the U.S.
Rabobank is in line with all hog-market analysts in predicting that prices will continue to rise in the new year.