The Chinese ag ministry said large-scale pig farms will be allowed to test for African swine fever, Allendale said. The country is “encouraging qualifying farms to obtain testing kits for the virus,” they said, after previously not allowing commercial companies to carry out these tests.

The Cattle on Feed report is scheduled to release on Thursday afternoon, with The Hightower Report giving estimates of a 3.3% increase in placements, and a 3.2% decrease in marketings. On-Feed supply is estimated at 1.7% above this time last year.