U-S Hog Slaughter Numbers Up Last Week

Hog prices were down slightly last week in the U-S.

The University of Missouri’s Ron Plain says the negotiated carcass price for plant delivered hogs averaged 73.21 per hundredweight – down 21 cents from the week before.

Plain reports the U-S national average negotiated barrow and gilt price Friday was 72.23 per hundred – down 23 cents from the previous week.

U-S hog slaughter last week was just under 1 point 7 million head.

That’s up 1 point 3 per cent from the previous week and up 4 per cent from a year ago.