MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas inventory of all hogs and pigs on December 1, 2021, was 1.99 million head, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This was down 3% from December 1, 2020, and down 3% from September 1, 2021.
Breeding hog inventory, at 165,000 head, was down 3% from December 1, 2020, but unchanged from last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 1.83 million head, was down 3% from last year, and down 3% from last quarter.
The September – November 2021 Kansas pig crop, at 896,000 head, was down 2% from 2020. Sows farrowed during the period totaled 83,000 head, down 2% from last year. The average pigs saved per litter was 10.80 for the September – November period, compared to 10.70 last year.
Kansas hog producers intend to farrow 83,000 sows during the December 2021 – February 2022 quarter, down 1% from the actual farrowings during the same period a year ago. Intended farrowings for March – May 2022 are 81,000 sows, down 8% from the actual farrowings during the same period a year ago.
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— USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service