Bloated Hogs Deflate Prices
Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:43 AM CST

(Dow Jones) -- The hog market has started to show signs of deflating, weighed down by a bulge of pork supplies and expectations for more to come in the months ahead.

Hog prices are down 8.3% from a high of 93.7 cents a pound reached in September, when processors were getting less meat from lightweight pigs after late-summer heat caused the animals to eat less than usual.

Now hogs are packing on pounds. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said the average weight of hogs at the time of slaughter for the week ended Nov. 9 was 280.8 pounds, an all-time ...

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