Swine Feeding Projections – July 16, 2018

Posted: July 17, 2018

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Swine Feeding Projections – July 16, 2018

Changes week over week:

  • Open-market value of weaned and feeder pigs fell modestly (-$2.38 and -$1.08/head, respectively).
  • Continued downward pressure on lean hog values dropped expected prices for both December/January and October/November marketings (-$4.20 and -$5.93/cwt, respectively).
  • Feed costs -$1.75 per head: corn -$0.13/bushel, SBM -$10.00/ton, DDGS -$3.25/ton, lysine unchanged, and fat -$0.21/cwt.
  • Open-market weaned pig profitability took a moderate hit (-$4.50-5.00/head) with losses in the $7-8 range.
  • Feeder pig profitability took another major step backward (-$10.00-11.00/head) and crashed deeper into the red.
  • With recent swings in ingredient prices and seasonally low lean hog values, there is limited economic incentive to feed high nutrient density diets beyond this summer. Producer/system dependent factors outside these example scenarios need to be considered in this regard.