2022-09-23 12:31:45 瑞士农业网
World Pork Expo Report – Part 1
This past week we were at the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa. Held annually the World Pork Expo (WPX) was well organized and was well attended. The weather was ideal with moderate temperatures and no rain. It was especially good weather, when you spend most of the time as we do outside in an exhibit tent.
上周，我们参加了在艾奥瓦州得梅因举办的世界猪肉博览会。年度一次的世界猪肉博览会（World Pork Expo, WPX）组织得很好，很多人踊跃参加。天气非常理想，温度适中，天气晴朗。如果你和我们一样大部分的时间在户外的展位，这是特别好的天气。
·Profits make for happy producers – many happy producers.
·There is sow herd expansion – Units that were empty are getting filled back up.
·At this point talking to builders and others, there are very few new sow units being built presently. Some talk but shovels not in the ground.
·PED from many of our discussions in our opinion is slowing down. It’s not stopped but for whatever reason breaks seem to be less frequent.
·Some people say its PED has slowed down because we’ve got warmer weather. If it’s because of warm weather can someone explain how Mexico got tore up by PED? Mexico is not Minnesota.
·Principals from vaccine maker MJ Biologics told us that they see very promising developments on a killed virus vaccine for PED. If all goes good the vaccine should be available late 2014.
·US Ag – Secretary Vilsack showed up at Expo on Thursday to announce mandatory reporting of PED (not sure what that means) plus funding of over $20 million. Vilsack obviously not a part of US rapid response team as PED has already been active for a year. Our Grandmother always told us about farmers that closed the barn door after the horse got out. Not sure if there are barn doors or horses in Washington.
·Producers from around the US who farm crops were optimistic in their crops – planted – and have moisture – early yet, but a good start. Dec Corn has declined 50₵ per bushel in the last month reflecting a good start to the crop season.
·Producers seem to believe the hog market will be good through 2014 but many question 2015. Too early to tell we say, there is some expansion, will PED slow down? Market weights stay up? Exports? We have an industry making money but most of the participants are survivors of past hog cycles and worry about the future.
·August closed at life of contract highs Friday at $129.70. Packers we talked to are apprehensive of summer hog supply (meaning low). The August close is 30₵ plus over August futures in January. A huge, huge increase of over $60 per head.
Next week we will comment further on our observations from the World Pork Expo.