Agricultural Economics Department


Date of this Version

April 2006


Published in Cornhusker Economics, 04/12/2006. Produced by the Cooperative Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.


The only words for the pork industry in 2004, were “demand driven.” The industry had just put an annual record amount of pork on the market and received near record high prices for doing so. Demand for pork exports were at record levels and domestic demand was fueled by high protein diets.