HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania inventory of all hogs and pigs on September 1, 2021 was 1.34 million head. This was down 7% from September 1, 2020, and up 2% from June 1, 2021, according to King Whetstone, director of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Northeastern Region.
Breeding inventory, at 145,000 head, was up 4% from the previous quarter and down 3% from 2020.
Market hog inventory, at 1.20 million head, was down 7% from last year, and up 1% from previous quarter.
The June-August 2020 pig crop, at 564,000 head, was down 9% from 2020. Sows farrowed during this period totaled 49,000 head, down 12% from 2020. The average pigs saved per litter was 11.50 for the June-August period, compared to 11.10 the previous year.
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