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USDA Nat'l Slaughter Sow Summary                   09/29 09:48
NV_LS231
Nashville, TN          Tue, Sep 29, 2009         USDA Market News

U.S. Slaughter Sow Report.  Major Production areas of the Midwest
and Eastern United States.  Actual plant delivered prices to
processors, including freight and commission.

Total sows tabulated 7071(approx 54% of daily sow slaughter)

             28-Sep-09          21-Sep-09          29-Sep-08

Weight Range  Average   Average  Average  Average   Average  Average
               Weight    Price    Weight   Price    Weight    Price
300-450 lbs     405      $25.33    404     $24.42     406     $46.24
450-500 lbs     469      $28.95    473     $27.83     469     $54.94
500-550 lbs     524      $30.24    528     $29.78     522     $57.27
550 and up      573      $31.48    570     $30.04     569     $59.46

Weekly Totals
300-450 lbs     405      $25.33    404     $24.42     406     $46.24
450-500 lbs     469      $28.95    473     $27.83     469     $54.94
500-550 lbs     524      $30.24    528     $29.78     522     $57.27
550 and up      573      $31.48    570     $30.04     569     $59.46

9/28/09
Weight Range Average  Average
             Weight    Price
300-400 lbs    376     $24.95
400-450 lbs    427     $25.60
450-500 lbs    469     $28.95
500-550 lbs    524     $30.24
550 and up     573     $31.48

Weekly Totals
300-400 lbs    376     $24.95
400-450 lbs    427     $25.60
450-500 lbs    469     $28.95
500-550 lbs    524     $30.24

Source: USDA Market News, Nashville, TN
        Lewis Langell, OIC     (615) 781-5406
        http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/nv_ls231.txt