REPORTER: A Summer of Extreme Volatility for Pork
This article was originally featured in the Fall 2021 Edition of Urner Barry's Reporter magazine.
The pork market continues to contend with a confluence of significant variables that have made for price extremes and unparalleled volatility.
The labor shortages that began early on during the COVID-19 outbreak have persisted, and in some areas grown worse as time has gone on. In addition, tight hog supplies, which are partially a result of culling actions taken last year, as well as potentially from more recent PRRS outbreaks, have lifted hog prices to lofty...
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