Daily Archives: May 7, 2020

Carthage Veterinary Service COVID-19 Pork Industry Update May 7, 2020

Producer Supply Chain Management Update We are continuing to monitor the situation with plant closures and reduced capacity.  Unfortunately, President Trumps executive order that all plants are to remain open has had little near term impact due to the infection rates that have been observed in the workforce at many of the packing plants.  Currently, slaughter weights across the industry are continuing to rise and slaughter numbers are at historic lows.  There were only 1.3 million head slaughtered last week compared to 1.9 million 2

Read More

Back to Top