Agricultural Economics Department


Date of this Version

October 2004


Published in Cornhusker Economics, 10/13/2004. Produced by the Cooperative Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.


In 2004 we’ve had the highest hog prices since 1997 (Figure 1). At the same time, we have had record hog slaughter. Perhaps the most telling comment for this year was made by Glen Grimes at the National Pork Board Educators Seminar in September. Glen stated that in all his years he has never seen anything like this. Supply has been up and price has been up more.