In this weekly Commodities Watch column, John T. Barone, president and commodities analyst for Market Vision Inc., offers a snapshot of the state of commodities for restaurants. The drop in feed prices has not yet allowed farmers to produce more pigs, but it has allowed them to fatten up the ones they already have. Hog weights in November were running 2–3 percent above a year ago. The increase in weights will help offset the fact that more sows are being held back from slaughter for ...
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