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hundredweight

1. Brit a unit of weight equal to 112 pounds or 50.802 35 kilograms
2. US and Canadian a unit of weight equal to 100 pounds or 45.359 24 kilograms
3. a metric unit of weight equal to 50 kilograms
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hundredweight

[′hən·drə‚dwāt]
(science and technology)
Abbreviated cwt.
A unit of weight, in common use in the United States, equal to 100 pounds or the weight of 45.359237 kilograms. Also known as cental; centner; kintal; quintal; short hundredweight.
A unit of weight in common use in the United Kingdom equal to 112 pounds or to the weight of 50.80234544 kilograms. Also known as long hundredweight.
A unit of weight in troy measure equal to 100 troy pounds or the weight of 37.32417216 kilograms.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The average monthly pre co-op period price of $3.89 per cwt was below the minimum level of potato production costs reported for the same period, $4.63 per cwt. The average monthly co-op period price of $6.63 per cwt was above the maximum level of potato production costs during the same period, $5.96 per cwt.
Expenses averaged $30.38 per cwt, leaving net margins before taxes of 19 cents per cwt. The profiled dairy cooperatives' net margins before tax represented 0.6 percent of total revenue in 2012.
Pan ddaeth y mab yn ddigon hen, meddiannodd y Cwt. Roedd o'n ei hoffi yn fwy na ni.
5 to 6 yrs being opposite to CWT. The relative economic weights of carcass weight and marbling score on prices were the highest in spring and summer, respectively (Table 9).
26, 2012, that provided a CWT update to civilian careerists highlighted the successes of the first year, which focused on establishing the infrastructure for CWT. Existing CPs were reviewed and eight new programs were added to the list to support the wide array of civilian positions in the Army.
Due to the differences in plate thickness and a lack of specific data in this reference, a direct comparison could not be made with the current results for the CWT. However, the results in reference 9 indicate that the added attenuation beyond geometric attenuation is at least in part artificial, as it depends on the signal-processing approach.
Individual veteran data are collected by vocational rehabilitation specialists via clinical interview, chart review, and the financial records of CWT. In 2006, an electronic data-collection system was implemented that is located on the VA's intranet, ensuring that only those with a VA network connection and valid login can access the system [10].
When the actual obligations come in under expectations, the model conversely increases stock levels, building additional inventory with the remaining obligation authority to further lower the expected CWT. The one caveat in the latter case is that COLT also ensures the allowed ratio of obligations to sales, or unit cost target, is met, which keeps the size of the inventory from growing out of control.
Combined medium/short grain supplies are projected to drop 13% to 65 million cwt.
The difference between the compact price of $16.94 percwt and the 2000 average federal Class I price was $2.14 per cwt. Called the compact over-order obligation, that difference was collected by the compact commission directly from fluid milk processors.
"Focusing CWT s efforts exclusively on helping sell U.S.-made dairy products into foreign markets will have a positive impact on all dairy farmers," says Jerry Kozak, president and CEO of NMPF, which manages CWT. "With the investment in CWT at two cents per hundredweight by all dairy farmers, we believe the export assistance program will be extremely effective in enhancing and maintaining producers margins."