Lincoln, NE – Nebraska inventory of all hogs and pigs on September 1, 2016, was 3.55 million head, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This was up 9 percent from September 1, 2015, and up 3 percent from June 1, 2016.
Breeding hog inventory, at 420,000 head, was up 2 percent from September 1, 2015, but down 1 percent from last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 3.13 million head, was up 10 percent from last year, and up 3 percent from last quarter.
The June – August 2016 Nebraska pig crop, at 2.10 million head, was up 5 percent from 2015. Sows farrowed during the period totaled 185,000 head, up 3 percent from last year. The average pigs saved per litter was a record high 11.35 for the June – August period, compared to 11.10 last year.
Nebraska hog producers intend to farrow 185,000 sows during the September – November 2016 quarter, up 3 percent from the actual farrowings during the same period a year ago. Intended farrowings for December 2016 – February 2017 are 180,000 sows, up 3 percent from the actual farrowings during the same period the previous year.
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