LINCOLN, NE -- Nebraska inventory of all hogs and pigs on June 1, 2014, was 3.05 million head, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This was unchanged from June 1, 2013, and unchanged from March 1, 2014.
Breeding hog inventory, at 390,000 head, was down 2 percent from June 1, 2013, and down 2 percent from last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 2.66 million head, was up slightly from last year, and from last quarter.
The March - May 2014 Nebraska pig crop, at 1.73 million head, was up 1 percent from 2013.
Sows farrowed during the period totaled 165,000 head, up 3 percent from last year. The average pigs saved per litter was 10.50 for the March-May period, compared to 10.75 last year.
Nebraska hog producers intend to farrow 170,000 sows during the June-August 2014 quarter, up 3 percent from the actual farrowings during the same period a year ago. Intended farrowings for September-November 2014 are 165,000 sows, unchanged from the actual farrowings during the same period the previous year.
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