Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Some Reality: Yesterday 407,000 Hogs Were Slaughtered in the U.S.

According to the National Daily Hog and Pork Summary out of Des Moines, Iowa an estimated 407,000 hogs were slaughtered under federal inspection on Wednesday, January 10th. A week ago the estimate was 413,000 hogs. One year ago the actual total for the day was 395,000. There's lots of other useful information in the daily report, which is available here as a pdf file. Today's image is of the hair being burned off a hog at the Iowa State University Meat Laboratory from the Offal Good blog.


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