Slaughter rates in major pork-processing region, Region 7, declined at the pandemic’s onset, rebounding to near pre-pandemic levels by June 2020

A line graph showing percent change in weekly hog slaughter superimposed over bar charts showing COVID-19 cases (thousands) in Region 7.

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

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