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Pork Production Remains Murky

Wednesday, April 02, 2014  
Posted by: Emily Becker
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“In the U.S., we see the outbreak of PEDv causing a significant shortfall in the availability of market hogs in 2014 – to the tune of 12.5 million hogs or 11% of annual slaughter,” says William Sawyer, a Rabobank analyst. With the help beef prices are receiving from less pork production than expected, plenty of cattle producers are looking for more clarity about the impact that Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) may have on pork production this year. If anything, reports this week raised more questions…

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