Hog prices up on the independent market
Live hog prices on the independent market were stable on Wednesday, February 8, but overall in February they have risen. In São Paulo, for example, the price is R$ 96, up by 10.3% on last week and 62.7% up on the same period in 2016. The driver is reduced supply throughout the country, and lean stocks. "There are no fattened hogs on the market - large companies are looking on the independent market," said the president of the Hog Breeders Association in Santa Catarina (ACCS), Losivanio Luiz de Lorenzi.