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27 September 2013

USDA Hogs and Pigs - 27 September 2013USDA Hogs and Pigs - 27 September 2013


USDA Hogs and Pigs

United States Hog Inventory Up Slightly

United States inventory of all hogs and pigs on September 1, 2013 was 68.4 million head. This was up slightly from September 1, 2012, and up 3 percent from June 1, 2013.

Breeding inventory, at 5.81 million head, was up slightly from last year, but down 1 percent from the previous quarter.

Market hog inventory, at 62.5 million head, was up slightly from last year, and up 3 percent from last quarter.

'The June-August 2013 pig crop, at 30.2 million head, was up 2 percent from 2012. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 2.92 million head, down slightly from 2012. The sows farrowed during this quarter represented 50 percent of the breeding herd. The average pigs saved per litter was a record high 10.33 for the June-August period, compared to 10.13 last year. Pigs saved per litter by size of operation ranged from 7.80 for operations with 1-99 hogs and pigs to 10.40 for operations with more than 5,000 hogs and pigs.

 

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