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Pig Health & Disease
on January 16, 2015

North America profitable again to raise pigs

North American hog producers are in a perfect storm of supply and demand with record-high market prices and record-low feed costs.

After corn reached an all-time high in 2012, the price of corn and soybeans have now dropped and are predicted to stay low throughout 2015. Meanwhile, the demand for pork is up and rising due to the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus that has devastated 10 percent of the U.S…

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