Bearish September Hogs and Pigs Report

September 27, 2013

The Pork Checkoff hosted a news media conference call following the USDA's Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report on Friday, Sept. 27.  This quarterly teleconference featured three distinguished agricultural economists and their reactions to the report.  The report surprised the trade, and is expected to result in a limit lower trade Monday at the CME Group in Chicago, Illinois.

You may listen to the teleconference using the link on this page.

The panel included...

* Dr. Lee Shulz, Extension Livestock Economist, Iowa State University
* Len Steiner, President, Steiner Consulting Group, Manchester, N.H.
* Dan Vaught, Economist, Doane Advisory Service, St. Louis, Mo.

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