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…

ASF — Changing the Global Food Balance

African Swine Fever (ASF) is one of the worst animal health outbreaks in recent decades that will affect global protein and protein supply markets. As we begin 2020, news of upwards of 80% declines in hog herds in China should finally turn heads concerning the future of pork, and global protein markets in general. This…

The U.S. Soybean Export Rollercoaster

With the U.S. and China trade war hitting soybeans heavy, exports took a volatile ride in 2019. As the last export numbers come in, one thing is certain, big purchases helped bolster demand as the year ended, giving hope for the suffering soybean industry. As we move through the marketing year, and with the new…