Beginning Dec. 7, 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will publish new Daily Prior Day Hog Purchase Reports (LM_HG218 (pdf) and LM_HG234 (pdf)) through its Livestock Mandatory Reporting Program (LMR). These all-inclusive USDA Market News reports will provide customers with more accessible data for easier market analysis and replace the individual national and regional reports, which will be discontinued effective Jan. 4, 2021. During the transition to the new format, customers will continue to have seamless access to this reliable and unbiased data. Historical data will continue to be available using various platforms such as DataMart, LMR Web Service (pdf) and the My Market News API.
Similar to the Daily Direct Hog Reports (LM_HG216 and LM_HG217), the new reports will combine all regional purchase information from the Eastern Cornbelt, Iowa-Minnesota and Western Cornbelt Daily Prior Day Purchase Reports with national information into a single report versus four separate reports. The reports will show purchase volumes by purchase type for barrows and gilts as well as sows and boars on a carcass and live basis, along with volume data for the previous week and year, and state of origin. Moreover, customers will see an improved Negotiated Hog Purchase Matrix (pdf) for barrows and gilts as well as additional purchase type data for all classes, specifically Other Market Formula and Other Purchase Arrangement purchases, not previously reported.
To access direct swine reports, visit: www.ams.usda.gov/market-news/swine-direct-reports. For more information on LMR, visit: www.ams.usda.gov/rules-regulations/mmr. For additional information, contact Jim Bernau, LMR Field Chief, at (515) 284-4460.