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Analysis: Hog Market Update Hogs Market Analysis: A Consistent Ascendancy

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Upsurge in Prices

Witnessing a robust performance, nearby lean hog prices soared by 12 to 62 cents across the front months, with June showcasing an impressive $1.90 weekly gain. This rally, just ahead of the quarterly Hogs and Pigs report, stands as a testament to the resilience of the hog market in the face of uncertainty.

Anticipation and Expectations

Anticipation is high as USDA readies itself to release the quarterly Hogs & Pigs report. Traders are bracing for shrinkage in the Kept for breeding category, albeit offset by expectations of increased productivity. With pigs per litter estimates up by a noteworthy 3.4% from the previous year, the market is poised for continued growth.

Slaughter and Cutout Value

Meanwhile, the USDA reported a drop in the National Pork Carcass Cutout Value to $94.06, further emphasizing the balancing act of supply and demand in the hog market. Despite this, the estimated FI hog slaughter for the week remained steady, indicating a consistent flow of hogs into the market.

Apr 24 Hogs  closed at $86.100, up $0.525,

May 24 Hogs  closed at $92.400, up $0.650

Apr 24 Pork Cutout  closed at $95.500, up $1.550,

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