Slaughter rates in Region 5, a major pork-processing region, decreased at the start of the pandemic but returned to levels comparable to 2019 by June 2020

A line graphs depicting percent change in weekly hog slaughter superimposed on bar graphs depicting the number of COVID-19 cases (thousands) in Region 5.

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic sparked a sharp decline in U.S. hog slaughter rates but each region recovered differently.

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