NEBRASKA HOG INVENTORY UP 8 PERCENT

Lincoln, NE – Nebraska inventory of all hogs and pigs on June 1, 2016, was 3.45 million head, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This was up 8 percent from June 1,
2015, and up 3 percent from March 1, 2016.

Breeding hog inventory, at 425,000 head, was up 4 percent from June 1, 2015, and up 1 percent from last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 3.03 million head, was up 8 percent from last year, and up 3 percent from last quarter.

The March – May 2016 Nebraska pig crop, at 2.05 million head, was up 8 percent from 2015. Sows farrowed during the period totaled 180,000 head, up 6 percent from last year. The average pigs saved
per litter was a record high 11.40 for the March – May period, compared to 11.20 last year.

Nebraska hog producers intend to farrow 185,000 sows during the June – August 2016 quarter, up 3 percent from the actual farrowings during the same period a year ago. Intended farrowings for September – November 2016 are 180,000 sows, unchanged from the actual farrowings during the same period the previous year.

Access the National publication for this release at:
http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/usda/nass/HogsPigs//2010s/2016/HogsPigs-06-24-2016.pdf
Access the National Hog Executive Briefing at:
http://www.nass.usda.gov/Newsroom/Executive_Briefings/2016/06_24_2016.pdf
Find agricultural statistics for your county, State, and the Nation at www.nass.usda.gov.