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Carthage Veterinary Service COVID-19 Pork Industry Update May 29, 2020

Carthage Veterinary Service is working diligently to support you and the industry through the current crisis.  This is a status update to hit industry highlights and our focus on the following 3 KEY areas:  Keep packing plants running in full production  If required, support depopulation and disposal  Indemnity payments for loss of livestock  Keeping Plants Open Packing plants continue to increase daily production and working to reach full capacity. Regional Illinois packing plants are being reported at 86% capacity. Week 21 finished with a total

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Carthage Veterinary Service COVID-19 Pork Industry Update May 22, 2020

Carthage Veterinary Service is working diligently to support you and the industry through the current crisis.  This is a status update to hit industry highlights and our focus on the following 3 KEY areas: Keep packing plants running in full production  If required, support depopulation and disposal  Indemnity payments for loss of livestock Keeping Plants Open Regional idle plant capacity improved to 16% while Rantoul, St. Joseph, Logansport and Waterloo continued to increase processing capacity this week. Week 21 data through Thursday has total head

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Carthage Veterinary Service COVID-19 Pork Industry Update May 20, 2020

Carthage Veterinary Service is working diligently to support you and the industry through the current crisis.  This is a status update to hit industry highlights and our focus on the following 3 KEY areas:  Keep packing plants running in full production  If required, support depopulation and disposal  Indemnity payments for loss of livestock  Keeping Plants Open Regional idle plant capacity is now at 20% and slowly continues to improve. Most notable increases over last week were at the Smithfield Monmouth and Triumph St. Joseph plants:

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Carthage Veterinary Service COVID-19 Pork Industry Update May 15, 2020

Carthage Veterinary Service is working diligently to support you and the industry through the current crisis.  This is a status update to hit industry highlights and our focus on the following 3 KEY areas: Keep packing plants running in full production  If required, support depopulation and disposal  Indemnity payments for loss of livestock

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Carthage Veterinary Service COVID-19 Pork Industry Update May 13, 2020

Carthage Veterinary Service is working diligently to support you and the industry through the current crisis.  This is a status update to hit industry highlights and our focus on the following 3 KEY areas:

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Carthage Veterinary Service COVID-19 Pork Industry Update May 8, 2020

Carthage Veterinary Service is working diligently to support you and the industry through the current crisis.  This is a status update to hit industry highlights and our focus on the following 3 KEY areas: Keep packing plants running in full production If required, support depopulation and disposal Indemnity payments for loss of livestock Keeping plants open All regional packing plants are now open but many still operating at reduced capacity due to continued labor shortages. Load volume for all producers has been significantly reduced.  Below

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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

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Carthage Veterinary Service COVID-19 Pork Industry Update May 5, 2020

Carthage Veterinary Service is working diligently to support you and the industry through the current crisis.  This is a status update to hit industry highlights and our focus on the following 3 KEY areas: Keep packing plants running in full production If required, support depopulation and disposal Indemnity payments for loss of livestock Keeping plants open Most US packing plants are currently struggling with labor shortages. Load volume for all producers has been significantly reduced.  Below is an update on current kill capacity for the

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Carthage Veterinary Service COVID-19 Pork Industry Update May 1, 2020

Carthage Veterinary Service is working diligently to support you and the industry through the current crisis.  This is a status update to hit industry highlights and our focus on the following 3 KEY areas: Keep packing plants running in full production If required, support depopulation and disposal Indemnity payments for loss of livestock Keeping plants open President Trumps Executive Order under the Defense Production Act to keep packing plants operational will likely have longer term benefits by providing a single set of rules and requirements

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Carthage Veterinary Service COVID-19 Pork Industry Update April 29, 2020

During this time of unprecedented supply chain disruption in the pork industry, we want to provide you with a brief summary of what we have learned and the resources we are making available to you as you navigate this difficult time.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to us during this time, we are ready and willing to help in any way we can.Carthage Veterinary Service is working diligently to support you and the industry through the current crisis.  This is a status update to hit industry highlights and our focus on the following KEY 3 areas

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