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·         Cash Feeder Pig Prices Average $60.68, Down $4.38 Last Week

... When you consider that today’s purchased weaner would be sold in March 2023 using April 2023 futures, the weaner breakeven was $50.44, up $16.58 for the week…

 

·         USDA National Direct Feeder Pig Report

… Early weaned pigs are steady. Feeder pigs are 5.00 per head lower…

 

 

Cash Feeder Pig Prices Average $60.68, Down $4.38 Last Week

 

By Jennifer Brown, NutriQuest

via FarmJournal's Pork - September 16, 2022

 

... When you consider that today’s purchased weaner would be sold in March 2023 using April 2023 futures, the weaner breakeven was $50.44, up $16.58 for the week. Feed costs were down $1.49 per head, and April futures increased $3.68 compared to last week’s futures, while historical basis is improved from last week by $3.62 per cwt.

 

The “weaner pig breakeven” is an all-in break-even considering fixed costs (e.g., housing and labor) that would be incurred by the buyer. However, many buyers of weaners have empty space and therefore will incur these fixed costs whether the buildings are stocked with weaners. For those producers with empty space, the maximum price a buyer could pay for a weaner pig and breakeven is the “margin over variable costs,” which is $69.72.

 

Note that the weaner pig profitability calculations provide weekly insight into the relative value of pigs based on assumptions that may not be reflective of your individual situation.

 

From the National Direct Delivered Feeder Pig Report

 

Cash traded weaner pig volume was below average this week with 20,025 head being reported which is 60 percent of the 52-week average. Cash prices were $38.20, down $0.05 from a week ago. The low to high range was $21.00 - $44.00. Formula priced weaners were up $2.98 this week at $43.20.

 

Cash traded feeder pig reported volume was below average with 5,670 head reported. Cash feeder pig reported prices were $60.68, down $4.38 per head from last week...

 

more, including table, graphs

https://www.porkbusiness.com/markets/market-reports/cash-feeder-pig-prices-average-6068-down-438-last-week

 

 

USDA National Direct Feeder Pig Report

 

Source: USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, Livestock, Poultry and Grain Market News

Fri Sep 16, 2022

 

Compared to last week: Early weaned pigs are steady. Feeder pigs are 5.00 per head lower. Demand is very light.

 

more, including maps, tables [pdf]

https://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/ams_2810.pdf