Livestock economist says herd size in the next QHP will be key to understanding margins

Livestock economist says herd size in the next QHP will be key to understanding margins

A livestock economist says he’s watching herd size in this month’s Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report from the USDA.

Glynn Tonsor with Kansas State University says profitability is a factor. “How pessimistic is that making the supply decisions right? Our interest in keeping sows around and how many future weened pigs we’re going to have and so forth is the key part.”

He tells Brownfield pork producers are facing regulatory uncertainty, which could impact herd expansion.

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