US cattle slaughter climbs to 615,083 head; down 3.3% year-to-date

US cattle slaughter climbs to 615,083 head; down 3.3% year-to-date

Hide trading in the US was quiet at the end of the week on Friday June 28, with market participants reporting one trade and noting slow activity, with demand still relatively weak.

Regular-weight heavy branded heifers (HBH) traded at prices up by $0.50 per piece to $17 per piece.

Actual slaughter by classification

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