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.
Live demonstrations, technical presentations and special forums will cater to sectors from pig and poultry to cattle and aquaculture
American Meat Institute Foundation will host conference and present environmental recognition and achievement awards
Service will require people with animal health concerns to report them and is designed to protect producers from false claims by animal rights activists
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