Opportunity for pork producers to mitigate some risk

Opportunity for pork producers to mitigate some risk

Opportunity for pork producers to mitigate some risk

An ag economist says US pork exports could see a boost as China has become the latest country to ban pork imports from Germany following its first reported case of African swine fever.

Steve Meyer, with Kerns and Associates, says Spain will pick up a lot of that business.  “But I think we’re going to pick up part of it,” he says.  “And when we do that, it’s going to take some product off the US market and should be positive for the cutout value and give packer some ability to chase some hogs.