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.
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