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At crossroads: Where does the USA pork industry go next?

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Source: Jennifer Shike, Farm Journal’s Pork, 5 October 2020

Is the pork industry at a crossroads? Mark Greenwood, chief diversified markets officer at Compeer Financial, admits he doesn’t know. But there’s no doubt, especially after this year, that everyone is thinking about which direction we should go moving forward as an industry.

Big questions hang heavy in the air. Are we too efficient? What is the right number of sows to have in production? Where did all the hogs go this year?

During the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, Greenwood took a stab at answering some of these hard questions and shared some of his thoughts on what’s ahead.
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