Hog prices up in a lot of marketplaces
After five weeks of falls, hog and pork prices have risen in almost all the regions monitored by Cepea. The cooler weather at the beginning of this month boosted pork carcass wholesale markets, raising the value of the product. The increase in demand for meat, in turn, ran down slaughterhouse stocks. Cepea researchers say live hog purchases increased this week, pushing up prices. In the wholesale market in Greater São Paulo, pork loin and boneless shoulder prices rose by most.