US pork slaughter line speeds could be based on plant staffing

The Biden administration is considering a proposal that would allow some pork plant to increase slaughter line speeds if they boost staffing.
calendar icon 12 October 2021
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The plant's maximum slaughtering capacity dropped by about 7% to 17,700 pigs per week after the court decision took effect, said Steve Meyer, economist for consultancy Partners for Production Agriculture.

Nationally, the pork industry has lost 2.5% of its slaughtering capacity, the National Pork Producers Council said.

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