How Can Pork Producers Make the Most of USDA Reports?

 

By Jennifer Shike, FarmJournal's Pork 

October 12, 2021

 

Neil Dierks, CEO of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), says his industry colleagues in other parts of the world often remind him how significant livestock mandatory reporting services are to the U.S. pork industry.

 

“Their industries don’t have anything like mandatory livestock reporting, and their industries oftentimes are flying in the dark,” Dierks says. “Our systems offer information for decisionmakers throughout our industry.”

 

That’s one of the reasons why NPPC believes Livestock Market News staff should be deemed essential workers.

 

“We want to avoid shutdowns,” Dierks says. “In fact, one of the things we're asking for in this reauthorization is that our Livestock Market News people are deemed essential during a government shutdown to make sure that reporting continues.”

 

The data from reports such as the USDA Market News and the USDA Hogs and Pigs Report have become second nature to the industry and are used throughout the country for producers selling pigs, packers buying pigs, customers buying pork and packers and processers selling pork...

 

USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) ...

 

Swine Contract Library ...

 

USDA Agricultural Marketing Service’s Livestock Market News ...  

 

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