June 5, 2020
HOG June
NEWS letter
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RISING TEMPS IN THE FORECAST
Heat Stroke
This disease affects all pigs. The key clinical signs include a high respiratory rate; distress; rectal temperature of 43°C.
Background and history
Extreme temperatures and water shortages take their toll on pig herds in particular, with heat stress and heat stroke being prominent causes of weakness, diarrhoea and acute distress. Droughts result in restricted water use across all agricultural businesses and in swine herds, water shortages can be catastrophic – continuous access to clean water is critical for pig health. Wallows (mud baths created through pumping water into shallow mud areas) also provide pigs with some relief from the heat but water use restrictions can prevent the maintenance of such areas.
IN PIG NEWS
CME update: hog futures sag as slaughter rebounds

June 4, 2020

Nearby US lean hog futures hit a six-week low on 3 June as the slaughter pace recovers.

Reuters  reports that the ramped up pace has generated pork supplies, pressuring wholesale prices and packer margins.
CME June lean hogs ended down their daily limit of 3.750 cents, at 48.650 cents per pound, while most-active July futures settled down 1.400 cents at 53.475 cents after dipping to 53.350, the contract's lowest since 24 April.
Q&A Series: Pig Farmers Open Up About the Future

June 3, 2020

No one could have predicted the way COVID-19 would change our world in 2020. As the industry adapts and moves forward, Farm Journal’s PORK asked five pig farmers to share how COVID-19 has impacted their operation’s future plans and what they can’t live without on their farm.
Predicted hog farm closures have high economic impact

Jun 04, 2020

Researchers project a $660 million loss for rural communities if 15% of Minnesota hog farms close.


Pork production in Minnesota is big business.
The state is the second-largest hog producer behind first-place Iowa. Roughly, 3,500 hog farms in Minnesota sold 22.3 million hogs in 2019, earning $2.7 billion in hog sales. On average, each hog farm in the state generates $1.5 million in economic activity.
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