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Re: Heinold Hog Markets

Did Heinold source hogs for packers?  See, around here it is/was John Morrel/Smithfield, Hormel (pronounced (Horm-All to us natives), IBP/Tyson, Swift.  But we didn`t have any Heinold buying stations.  There are outfits that buy, nowadays odd lots of hogs and send them to packers that need them the most, like Schmitt, Farrow, Lynch and such.   And from what I`m told there is more money in those odd lots of hogs than in a negotiated prime butchers.  Piggy sows are discounted when bought, but the fetuses are sold to universities for boo-koo bucks.