Sow Slaughter

Graphic -- SOW SLAUGHTER Federally Inspected, Weekly

Weekly sow slaughter through April was tracking above the prior year for most weeks with an average weekly slaughter of about 64,000 head. Since the start of May weekly slaughter has trended slightly lower (about 4,000 head per week) averaging around 60,000 head which has resulted in year-to-date slaughter down about 2.4% into late-May. 

For more on this topic, see the Livestock Monitor article below.