Weak Pork Prices Seen First Half 2013
Cheryl Anderson DTN Staff Reporter
Thu Jan 31, 2013 02:50 PM CST

DAVENPORT, Neb. (DTN) -- The global pork industry should expect some weakness in prices for the first half of 2013 and needs to focus on supply discipline to counter high feed costs, according to a new research report by Rabobank.

Pressure on production and limited global consumption growth will likely bring some price weakness in the late first quarter and continuing into the second quarter of 2013, despite strong global pork prices in the beginning of 2013, according to the report by Rabobank's global Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory team.

Rabobank predicted global pork prices will likely be lower ...

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