Prices still expected to remain below breakeven.

Hog prices in 2024 are shaping up to be improved compared to 2023, according to a price outlook by Steve Meyer, an economist with Partners for Production Agriculture (PFPA), who presented last week during the annual Iowa Pork Congress in Des Moines.

“While these prices are much better than 2023, they’re still nothing to write home about,” Meyer said. 

He forecast the full-year average price per hundredweight at $83-$87, which would...