ST. LOUIS — Missouri inventory of all hogs and pigs on June 1, 2020 was 3.90 million head, up 4 percent from March 1, 2020 and up 7 percent from last year. Breeding inventory, at 475,000 head, was up 5,000 from the previous quarter but down 5,000 from last year. Market hog inventory, at 3.43 million head, was up 4 percent from last quarter and up 8 percent from last year.
The March-May 2020 pig crop, at 2.81 million head, was up 9 percent from 2019. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 255,000 head, up 13,000 from a year ago. The average pigs saved per litter was 11.00 for the March-May period, compared with 10.65 last year.
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— USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Heartland Regional Field Office
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