Disappointing markets for hog producers

Economists believe lower beef prices have affected pork prices.

The last couple of weeks have been quite disappointing for hog producers, especially given the flights of fancy that were way too common as the grilling season was getting underway, Len Steiner and Steve Meyer said in the “Daily Livestock Report.”

“A lot of hopes were pinned on the export story and the possibility for a runaway pork market this summer. So far, exports have been good, as expected, but just not enough to pull the cutout in the mid-$90s (weak loins, ribs trim),” they

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