Hog futures moved higher again Friday, continuing a rally that has seen repeated contract highs because of tightening supplies of market-ready animals.
On other markets, soybeans and corn advanced while wheat declined; precious metals were mixed; and oil futures were mostly a little higher.
"It's upward and onward with pigs," said Charlie Richardson, an analyst in Denver with Lind Waldock.
The nearby hog delivery at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange gained 3 1/2 cents a pound this week and has increased by nearly 30% in the last two months.
The number of animals being brought to market remain well below year-ago levels and what was projected for this quarter by the Agriculture Department.