Optimistic outlook for hog industry on tap

Optimistic outlook for hog industry on tap

U.S. hog industry focusing on enlarging hog supplies next year, and producers should still see black ink.

PORCINE epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) will linger as the biggest wild card for the pork industry and, for that matter, the entire animal agriculture complex in 2015.

Purdue University Extension economist Chris Hurt told Feedstuffs that death loss due to PEDV should be less than last year.

Hurt estimated that, on average, the PEDV death loss was around 4-5% in 2014. With lessons learned from the PEDV battle, he expect

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