U.S. Hog Industry is Up by Five Percent

first_img Previous articleIndiana Farmer Testifies to Congress in Support of Climate BillNext articleNational FFA Convention & Expo Moves Virtual; FFA Extends Contract With Indy NAFB News Service Home Indiana Agriculture News U.S. Hog Industry is Up by Five Percent By NAFB News Service – Jun 28, 2020 As of June first, U.S. farms contained 79.6 million hogs and pigs, up five percent from June of 2019. That’s also three percent higher than March first of this year. The Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report came out last week from USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service.Out of the total of 79.6 million hogs, 73.3 million are market hogs, while 6.3 million will be kept for breeding.Between March and May of this year, U.S. farms weaned 34.9 million pigs, up one percent from the same time a year ago. Also, from March to May 2020, U.S. hog and pig farmers weaned an average of 11 pigs per litter.U.S. hog producers intend to have 3.12 million sows farrow between June and August of 2020, and 3.09 million sows will farrow between September and November.The largest herd inventory is located in Iowa, where the total number is 25.2 million head. Minnesota was second at 9.6 million head and North Carolina was third with 9.4 million head of hogs and pigs. Indiana was fifth with 4.5 million head. Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE U.S. Hog Industry is Up by Five Percentlast_img read more