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Elusive profits for pork producers in 2023

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Pork producers attending the World Pork Expo are saying it’s difficult to be profitable this year.

National Pork Producers Council president Scott Hays raises pigs near Monroe City, Missouri and says input costs are eating into margins.

“And we’ve had these input costs for two or three years now, but the last couple years we had pig prices that still made it profitable to raise pigs. And we just don’t have that now.”

Southwest Minnesota pork producer Terry Wolters tells Brownfield a short crop in his area a year ago has pressured corn prices.

Elusive profits for pork producers in 2023

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