Managing market weights can have significant profit impacts

Posted on January 18, 2016 in Swine Performance

By Nate Brown
It wasn’t very long ago when it seemed pork producers couldn’t get pigs heavy enough because the base price was so good the marginal income over feed continued to drop profit into the bottom line. 

Times have changed.

Iodine value and packer concerns

Posted on February 17, 2012 in Swine Performance
By Spencer Jones Some pork packers have recently placed increased emphasis on pork carcass composition, specifically fat quality.  Iodine value (IV) is a measurement that estimates the amount of unsatuation present in the fatty acids found in carcass fat.  Unsaturated fats are softer at room temperature.  That means a carcass with higher unsaturated fat content