Monday, January 28, 2013

Hog Packing in Cincinnati

The Cincinnati Price Current furnishes the following statement of the hog packing in that city:

Having obtained a report of the business done at each of the pork-packing establishments, we are now able to give the exact number of hogs packed, which is less than we had supposed, for, owing to the large number of hogs which were received by wagon, we did suppose the packers’ reports would have over run the number of our receipts, as we gathered them from week to week during the season.  We presume that the increase of wagon hogs was taken by butchers for city use, there being but a light supply of slop-fatted, as compared with other years, so that instead of the packers’ report overrunning ours, it does not come up to it by over 10,000 head.

In our paper of the 12th of February we published our last weekly report of receipts, giving the aggregate up to that date, 484,408.  The number packed, the average weight and yield of lard per hog, past and the previous season, compare as follows:

No. Packed
Av. Weight
     Yield of Lard
1860 -
1861 -

We did not obtain the yield of lard from all the packers, but got the average weight from all but three.  The above figures, however, as regards the yield of lard, are probably as accurate as necessary.

– Published in the Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 12, 1862, p. 2

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