EAST LANSING, Mich. — Indiana’s total hog and pig inventory on Dec. 1 was estimated at 4.45 million head, up 50,000 head from a year ago according to Marlo Johnson, Regional Director of the USDA NASS, Great Lakes Region.
Breeding hog inventory, at 250,000 head, was unchanged from last December. Market hog inventory, at 4.2 million head, was up 1 percent from last year. The average pigs saved per litter for the September to November quarter was 11.00, up 0.5 from the same period last year.
United States inventory of all hogs and pigs on December 1, 2020 was 77.5 million head. This was down 1 percent from December 1, 2019, and down 1 percent from September 1, 2020.
Breeding inventory, at 6.28 million head, was down 3 percent from last year, and down 1 percent from the previous quarter. Market hog inventory, at 71.2 million head, was down 1 percent from last year, and down 1 percent from last quarter.
The United State September-November 2020 pig crop, at 35.0 million head, was down 1 percent from 2019. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 3.16 million head, down 1 percent from 2019. The sows farrowed during this quarter represented 50 percent of the breeding herd. The average pigs saved per litter was 11.05 for the September-November period, compared to 11.09 last year.
United States hog producers intend to have 3.12 million sows farrow during the December 2020-February 2021 quarter, up 2 percent from the actual farrowings during the same period one year earlier, and up 1 percent from the same period two years earlier. Intended farrowings for March-May 2021, at 3.12 million sows, are down 1 percent from the same period one year earlier, and down slightly from the same period two years earlier.
— USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service
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