Hogs & Pigs Report Delivers No Surprises

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: Farms.com
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