EAST LANSING, Mich. — Indiana’s total hog and pig inventory on September 1 was estimated at 4.30 million head, down 150,000 head from a year ago according to Nathanial Warenski, State Statistician of USDA, NASS, Indiana Field Office.
Breeding hog inventory, at 250,000 head, was unchanged from last September. Market hog inventory, at 4.05 million head, was down 4 percent from last year. The average pigs saved per litter for the June to August quarter was 10.70, compared to 11.30 from the same period last year.
United States inventory of all hogs and pigs on September 1, 2021 was 75.4 million head. This was down 4 percent from September 1, 2020, but up 1 percent from June 1, 2021. Breeding inventory, at 6.19 million head, was down 2 percent from last year, and down slightly from the previous quarter. Market hog inventory, at 69.2 million head, was down 4 percent from last year, but up 1 percent from last quarter.
The June-August 2021 pig crop, at 33.9 million head, was down 6 percent from 2020. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 3.05 million head, down 7 percent from 2020. The sows farrowed during this quarter represented 49 percent of the breeding herd. The average pigs saved per litter was 11.13 for the June-August period, compared to 11.06 last year.
United States hog producers intend to have 3.00 million sows farrow during the September-November 2021 quarter, down 4 percent from the actual farrowings during the same period one year earlier, and down 6 percent from the same period two years earlier. Intended farrowings for December 2021-February 2022, at 2.96 million sows, are up 1 percent from the same period one year earlier, but down 3 percent from the same period two years earlier.
— USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service
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