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Darin Newsom DTN Senior Analyst
Wed Jul 9, 2014 09:02 AM CDT

Hog Cycles (No, Not the Kind You Ride)

A long-time veteran of the hog industry sent me an email recently. This gentleman, if I recall correctly, runs a processing plant on the East Coast (though don't hold me to that, it has been years since I last visited with him). Anyway, he asked if I still had my chart mapping the 3 to 4 year, 6-point cycle in hog prices (monthly futures price closes only), wondering if he would see the next cycle bottom before he died.

That sent me on a quest to find the chart, update it, and ...

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