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Question of the week 04-Mar-2015

Drop in the US price

02-Mar-2015 (4 days ago)
The price of pig has dropped from the historic USD132.18/cwt last July to USD56.57/cwt in mid February (more normal price for this time of year). This fall in the price of more than 55% in 6 months, has been caused in one hand by the evolution of the USD/EUR exchange rate, that makes European pork more competitive, and on the other hand by the logistic problems in the West Coast harbours, that seem solved but that have caused delays in the shippings of pork to Asia for months.
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Photo of the week 05-Mar-2015

Gilt replacement simulator

Tool that allows you to calculate the replacement rate in your farm.