Line speed ruling would have long-term impact on the pork industry

Line speed ruling would have long-term impact on the pork industry

The National Pork Producers Council is urging the administration to halt a recent order that would reduce the line speed at pork processing plants.  NPPC says the ruling, set to go into effect on June 29, 2021, would cause a 2.5% decrease in pork processing capacity. 

University of Missouri livestock economist Scott Brown says the impact of slowing line speed likely wouldn’t be felt by producers this year.

However… “at some point we’re going to build sow inventory back and maybe the prices we have today will make us do that by the time we get to the fourth quarter of 2022,” he says.

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