SOW SLAUGHTER LEVELS

Graphic -- Weekly US Federally Inspected Sow Slaughter

U.S. sow slaughter has outpaced last year's by 2%.  According to USDA-NASS, the breeding herd has been up 3.5% year-over-year.  For some insight regarding the herd in both the U.S. and Canada, see the newsletter (Livestock Monitor) article below.