Fri May 23, 2014 02:33 PM CDT

Packers may have overstepped their hand on Wednesday with the larger kill numbers and the extra volume of product may have been an overload on the pork channels, losing fairly significant ground through Thursday's close. Primals lost an additional $1.14 on Thursday after packers put 375,000 head through the kills. The long Memorial Day holiday weekend was encouraging for packers, but the slowdown in consumer spending has tempered the optimistic attitude that had been anticipated.

Hams, loins and butts were on the weak order Thursday, costing the overall value of the pork carcass ...

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