Hogs & Pigs Report Delivers No Surprises

by 5m Editor
5 April 2006, at 12:00am

The report delivered no major surprises and was generally neutral. The breeding inventory was virtually unchanged in comparison to year prior. The overall herd was larger by 1% compared to a year earlier. In summary, the U.S. inventory of all hogs and pigs on March 1, 2005 was 60.104 million head. This was up 1% from year prior. The report indicates that from December to February this year, the average number of “pigs born per litter“ in the U.S. swine-breeding herd was unchanged compared to the same period in ’04-‘05. US Farrowing/Intentions for Jun-Aug came in unchanged compared to year prior. Source:

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