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.
Foss MeatMaster II application for after-grinder testing measures the fat
content of ground meat in line as it is transported from the grinder to the
mixer, ensuring an accurate, 100-percent x-ray fat analysis of the entire batch
of meat. The Foss MeatMaster II application for after-grinder testing allows
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Workload from plant in Hamilton, Ontario, is transferred to another in same city
The Foss MeatMaster II application for pork bellies gives
meat producers new opportunities to obtain unique levels of accuracy for fat
analysis and strong yields from the production process. The x-ray technology of
the Foss MeatMaster II application for pork bellies measures the fat content, weight
and the dimensions of the belly, giving an objective measurement of the average
length, width and thickness of the pork bellies.
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