Nebraska Hog Inventory Up 9 Percent

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.

Access the National publication for this release at:

http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/usda/nass/HogsPigs//2010s/2016/HogsPigs-09-30-2016.pdf

Access the National Hog Executive Briefing at:

https://www.nass.usda.gov/Newsroom/Executive_Briefings/2016/09_30b_2016.pdf

Find agricultural statistics for your county, State, and the Nation at www.nass.usda.gov.