LINCOLN, Neb. September 29, 2022 – Nebraska inventory of all hogs and pigs on September 1, 2022, was 3.50 million head, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This was down 4% from September 1, 2021, and down 1% from June 1, 2022.
Breeding hog inventory, at 410,000 head, was down 11% from September 1, 2021, and down 2% from last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 3.09 million head, was down 3% from last year, and down 1% from last quarter.
The June – August 2022 Nebraska pig crop, at 2.08 million head, was down 11% from 2021. Sows farrowed during the period totaled 185,000 head, down 7% from last year. The average pigs saved per litter was 11.25 for the June – August period, compared to 11.65 last year.
Nebraska hog producers intend to farrow 185,000 sows during the September – November 2022 quarter, down 5% from the actual farrowings during the same period a year ago. Intended farrowings for December 2022 – February 2023 are 180,000 sows, down 5% from the actual farrowings during the same period a year ago.
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