hundredweight hundredweight  /ˈhənd rəd ˌweɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms
  2. (n) a United States unit of weight equivalent to 100 pounds
  3. (n) a British unit of weight equivalent to 112 pounds

Usage(s):

  1. As a near-record crop of 37 million pigs began moving to market this spring, the seasonal glut sent the average price of pork dropping to $16 a hundredweight.
  2. The average price per hundredweight of cattle jumped from $29 in 1971 to $33.

News

  1. Cooperatives Working Together commit to two-year program

    This week members of Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) endorsed a larger investment in the farmer-funded self-help program, voting to enhance the membership requirement from 2 cents per hundredweight to 4 cents per hundredweight, effective July 1, 2013, and running through Dec. 31, 2015.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Dairy Herd

  2. Old Dominion increases expectations for growth

    THOMASVILLE | Old Dominion Freight Line updated its expectations for growth in second-quarter 2013 tonnage per day and revenue per hundredweight, excluding fuel surcharges, last week in preparation for its attendance at the Deutsche Bank Global Industrials and Basic Materials Conference on Thursday.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Lexington Dispatch

Quotes

  1. "Most producers are probably losing anywhere from $2 to $7 per hundredweight of milk produced right now," Hoffman said.
    on Jun 23, 2009 By: Steve Hoffman Source: Minnesota Public Radio

  2. "Farmers are making $20 to $21 per hundredweight (of milk), which is better than 1 1/2 to two years ago, but the cost of production has gone up tremendously," Carney said. "And the largest cost of production is the cost of feed."
    on May 15, 2008 By: Chris Carney Source: Towanda Daily Review

  3. "At the same time we were sending farmers $1 a hundredweight the co-ops were taking 60 cents of that to make up for their financial missteps," Giard said.
    on Apr 21, 2008 By: Harold W. Giard Source: Rutland Herald

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