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Hundred Weight

100 pounds. Cwt is used in some futures contracts and other derivatives in which the weight of the underlying asset is required. For example, a contract may state that the seller will deliver 3 Cwt, meaning 300 pounds. This convention has been in use in the United States since the 19th century.
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A fuel surcharge of 2 percent on UPS Ground, UPS Ground Hundredweight and UPS Standard To Canada will be applied that will fluctuate after January based on the U.
The industry paid US$17 per hundredweight for rice brought to plants and the Government of Panama will contribute an additional US$7.
As a youngster I used to go to their yard with an old pram to collect either a hundredweight of coke or coal for our family fire.
Next morning a refuse truck turned up to collect the container - packed with several hundredweight of cardboard, plus the slumbering Steven Galloway and Tracy Baker.
John then goes on to detail how he will deliver the hundredweight sign in Scotland and England.
While soft drinks are consumed by the gallon, ice cream by the ton and sweets chewed by the hundredweight by these so-called deprived children, how dare we say there is any hardship?
Nick Lane, from Merthyr, topped 100lb with the catch of carp, bream and tench he took from this pool; Pontypool visitor Charlie Lloyd took a hundredweight of carp when he baited with sweetcorn; carp to 10lb boosted Ebbw Vale angler Dave Mather's bag to 180lb and regular visitor from Cwmbran Ken McLennan eclipsed them with his 250lb haul.
Mr Hurt said: "Live hog prices are expected to average about $51 for 2010, with costs around $47 per live hundredweight.
Jack Wakefield, the owner, said: "She goes about 30 miles on 120 gallons of water and a hundredweight of coal and is, therefore, quite cheap to run.
For a journey to Penywaun was not an easy thing, with a two hundredweight sack of barley meal and a couple of hundredweight of maize and a lot of heavy goods besides.
Prices for steer calves weighing 400 to 500 pounds averaged $105 per hundredweight, while yearling steers weighing 600 to 700 pounds averaged $93 per hundredweight.
Members of Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) have endorsed a larger investment in the farmer-funded, self-help program by voting to raise the membership requirement from 2 cents to 4 cents per hundredweight, effective July 1, 2013, running through Dec.