Top Global Cheese Importing Countries

Cheese imports for the top 6 countries continue to grow. Asia and North America continue to be top markets, with Russia slowly growing since the import sanctions in 2014, which are still in place for many Western countries (including the U.S. and E.U.). Japan continues to be the top market for the past five years.…

China Piglet Prices

With continued stress on the Chinese food economy, pig prices have skyrocketed in the last 12 months. Piglet prices are up 253 percent year-over-year. Take that in. The January low in 2019 was 21.74 yuan/kg, and as of January 15th, prices are at 77.65 yuan/kg. In the world's largest pig herd, and with the world's…

U.S. Hay Exports

U.S. hay exports as of October 2019 were up +5.6% YTD over 2018, with top markets in Asia and the Middle East. Saudi Arabia continues to be an emerging market with strong growth thanks to its decision to stop using groundwater for forage production. Asian growth has seen strong growth due to increased demand from…