Labor issues cause for concern for pig farmers

Labor issues continue to stir up uncertainty for pig farmers.

Compeer Financial director of swine lending Kent Bang says processing challenges stemming from the start of the pandemic remain.

“Particularly in packer processors where they may be 15 to 20 to 25 percent short on labor on any given day.”

He tells Brownfield packers are pulling workers off harvest lines while finding ways to move meat without further processing.