U.S. pork production totaled 1.75 billion pounds in June, down 4 percent from 2011 numbers, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's latest report.
Hog slaughter totaled 8.55 million head, down 4 percent from June 2011. Of this number, 8.209 million were barrows and gilts, 243,000 were sows and 29,000 were boars. Iowa slaughtered the most hogs in June, with 2.287 million. North Carolina and Minnesota rounded out the top three, with 841,300 and 796,800 hogs slaughtered, respectively. The average live weight was up 1 pound, at 274 pounds, according to the USDA.
Climb in prices for competitive meats and bacon craze have helped industry, says CEO of Kansas Pork Association
Investment in Canadian Agri-Traceability Services expected to go a long way in helping pig industry develop strong traceability system
Prepared Foods facilities in Buffalo, New York, and Santa Teresa, New Mexico, will operate through January 3, 2015; plant in Cherokee, Iowa, has already closed
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