Commercial Hog Slaughter

      

Company

1998

1997

1996

1995

1994

1993

1992

Smithfield

18.7

19.0

18.3

  9.9

  9.1

  8.0

   6.1

IBP

18.3

17.0

18.4

17.5

18.8

17.4

16.9

ConAgra

  9.9

  8.7

 10.3

  9.8

10.0

12.8

12.5

Excel

  9.4

  9.2

  8.6

  9.1

  7.1

  7.0

  6.9

Farmland

  7.9

 *7.6

 *7.6

 *7.6

  *7.7

 *7.5

  *7.7

Top 5

64.2

61.5

63.2

53.9

52.7

52.7

50.1

   
Notes: Market share is expressed as a percentage of total commercial hog slaughter based on each firmís hog slaughter totals. These totals are from company data and from CBW estimates. Farmland replaced Hormel Foods Corporation in market share data in 1998. Hormel was fifth largest in 1997 and 1996 while John Morrell was fifth largest in previous years.  
   

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