U.S. Pork Industry Expanding in Response to Rising Global Demand and Strong Profitability

Hog Production Set to Increase as Processors Add Capacity and Rising Packer Demand Creates Favorable Conditions for Producers

DENVER (June 15, 2017) — Strong profitability and rising global demand create a strong incentive for U.S. pork processors to expand capacity. The impending increase in demand for hog supplies will create favorable terms for producers, while intensified competition among processors could lead to a short-term compression in packer margins, according to a new report from CoBank.

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