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LIVESTOCK MARKETS: Slaughter hog supplies to accelerate soon

Belly prices begin seasonal retreat as stocks remain 65% below 2016 levels.

Pork production in the third quarter of 2017 is expected to be 6.2 billion lb., slightly less than last month’s forecast but still 2.6% greater than production a year ago, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest “Livestock, Dairy & Poultry Outlook.”

USDA agricultural economist Mildred Haley said the third-quarter forecast was lowered due to smaller-than-expected July slaughter numbers, the full effects of which were mitigated by heavier dre

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