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hundredweight

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  • n  a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms
  • n  a United States unit of weight equivalent to 100 pounds
  • n  a British unit of weight equivalent to 112 pounds

  • A sharp stone as much as a man's fist was put under her back; upon her was laid the quantity of seven or eight hundredweight at the least, which breaking her ribs caused them to .
  • 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.
  • As result, pork prices, which had slipped below $15 per hundredweight for first time since March, spurted ahead last week to $15.
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 12, 2013 - Dairy Herd
  • 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.
    June 11, 2013 - The Lexington Dispatch
Quotes

  • Steve Hoffman in Minnesota Public Radio
    Most producers are probably losing anywhere from $2 to $7 per hundredweight of milk produced right now,Hoffman said.
  • Chris Carney in Towanda Daily Review
    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."
  • Harold W. Giard in Rutland Herald
    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.

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