The United States is clearly in an expansion phase for pork production. Bob Brown Consulting President Bob Brown says this growth began in the summer of 2018. “Looking at the last 28 weeks of hog slaughter, the fiscal year hog slaughter is up 5.5 percent over the same period in the prior year,” said Brown. “U.S. pork producers began expanding in August of 2018. The first time they heard news of ASF in China, it looks to me like they started holding more gilts.”
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