We're moving toward larger summer and early fall slaughters of hogs. Chart 1 shows that the period of heavy slaughter began in middle to late September last year. In previous years, the big slaughter run didn't come until the fall months.
Iowa Farm Science Editorial Board
Iowa Farm Science: Vol. 9
, Article 5.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/farmscience/vol9/iss12/5