HARRISBURG, Pa. – Northeastern Regional inventory of hogs and pigs on December 1, 2019 was 1.42 million, up 1 percent from the previous year’s inventory, according to King Whetstone, Director of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Northeastern Regional Field Office.
Annual breeding inventory for the Northeastern Region was estimated at 147,900 head on December 1, 2019, up 7 percent from 2018. There were 231,600 sows farrowed during 2019, up 5 percent from the previous year. Average pigs per litter was 10.92. The 2019 annual pig crop totaled 2.53 million head, up 9 percent from a year ago.
Market hog inventory for the Northeastern Region on December 1, 2019 was 1.27 million head, down slightly from the December 2018 inventory.
United States inventory of all hogs and pigs on December 1, 2019 was 77.3 million head. This was up 3 percent from December 1, 2018, but down slightly from September 1, 2019. Breeding inventory, at 6.46 million head, was up 2 percent from last year, and up slightly from the previous quarter. Market hog inventory, at 70.9 million head, was up 3 percent from last year, but down slightly from last quarter.