USDA Hogs and Pigs
03 October 2016
United States Hog Inventory Up 2 Percent
United States inventory of all hogs and pigs on September 1, 2016 was 70.9 million head. This was up 2 percent from September 1, 2015, and up 4 percent from June 1, 2016.
Breeding inventory, at 6.02 million head, was up 1 percent from last year, and up 1 percent from the previous quarter.
Market hog inventory, at 64.8 million head, was up 3 percent from last year, and up 4 percent from last quarter.
The June-August 2016 pig crop, at 32.0 million head, was up 2 percent from 2015. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 3.02 million head, up slightly from 2015. The sows farrowed during this quarter represented 51 percent of the breeding herd. The average pigs saved per litter was a record high 10.58 for the June-August period, compared to 10.39 last year. Pigs saved per litter by size of operation ranged from 8.20 for operations with 1-99 hogs and pigs to 10.60 for operations with more than 5,000 hogs and pigs.
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