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LIVESTOCK MARKETS: Packer demand for hogs lower in October

Packers expected to limit weekly slaughter numbers in fourth quarter.

Lower gross packer spreads are likely a major factor behind recent reduced packer demand for hogs and lower-than-expected October pork production, Mildred Haley, an agricultural economist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service, noted in the latest “Livestock, Dairy & Poultry Outlook.” Estimated federally inspected hog slaughter in October was about 10.9 million head.

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