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Livestock Roundup: China Hog and Pork Situation

CME cattle futures have grabbed the attention in the U.S., but in China, hog futures are the focus. January hog futures on the Dalian exchange are at a new contract low of ¥14.07/kg which is down about 4 percent. March futures are down about 3 percent with higher volume and a 10 percent decline over 10 trading days.   MARA reported October hog slaughter at 28.7 million head, which was up more than 3 percent from September and 36.7 percent compared to October 2023. For the January through October total, slaughter in 2023 is 271.1 million head, which is 17 percent above the same period in 2022.  The volume of hog futures saw a huge year-over-year increase in November, up 163 percent, at a volume of about 19 percent over t...

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