October hogs traded higher early in the session on talk of the oversold condition of the market and from weaker grain markets but selling emerged to drive the market into new contract lows into the mid-session. The break leaves the October contract at near a $20.00 discount to the cash market as compared with the 5-year average for the discount to peak out near a $10.00 discount. However, fears of increased sow slaughter, less gilt retention and the potential for increased flow of hogs due to liquidation helped to pressure. December hogs also pushed to new contract lows into the mid-session.