USDA hogs and pigs inventory reports

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South Dakota hog inventory up 6 percent

SIOUX FALLS — South Dakota inventory of all hogs and pigs on June 1, 2014, was 1.21 million head, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This was up 6 percent from June 1, 2013, and up 2 percent from March 1, 2014.

Breeding hog inventory, at 175,000 head, was down 3 percent from June 1, 2013, but up 3 percent from last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 1.04 million head, was up 8 percent from last year, and up 1 percent from last quarter.

The March – May 2014 South Dakota pig crop, at 942,000 head, was down 2 percent from 2013. Sows farrowed during the period totaled 88,000 head, unchanged from last year. The average pigs saved per litter was 10.70 for the March – May period, compared to 10.90 last year.

South Dakota hog producers intend to farrow 88,000 sows during the June – August 2014 quarter, up 2 percent from the actual farrowings during the same period a year ago. Intended farrowings for September – November 2014 are 88,000 sows, up 7 percent from the actual farrowings during the same period the previous year.

Minnesota hog inventory down 1 percent

On June 1, 2014 there were 7.75 million hogs and pigs on Minnesota farms according to the latest USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service Hogs and Pigs report. This marks the first time Minnesota has had the second largest inventory in the U.S. since records began. They replaced North Carolina in the second spot. The June 1 inventory was up 1 percent from March 2014 but down 1 percent from a year ago.

The March – May 2014 pig crop was 3.02 million head. A total of 285,000 sows farrowed, down 2 percent from the previous quarter. The average pigs saved per litter was 10.60 for the March – May quarter, up from 10.50 the previous quarter. As of June 1, producers planned to farrow 295,000 head of sows and gilts in the June – August 2014 quarter. Farrowing intentions for the September – November 2014 period are estimated at 290,000 as of June 1, 2014.

Iowa hog inventory down 4 percent

On June 1, 2014 there were 19.2 million hogs and pigs on Iowa farms, was the lowest hog inventory in Iowa since March 2011 according to the latest USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service Hogs and Pigs report. The June 1 inventory was down 3 percent from March 2014 and down 4 percent from a year ago.

The March-May quarterly pig crop was 4.98 million head. A total of 470,000 sows farrowed during this quarter, down 5 percent from the previous quarter. The average pigs saved per litter was 10.60 for the March-May quarter, rebounding from 9.90 the previous quarter.

As of June 1, producers planned to farrow 495,000 head of sows and gilts in the June-August 2014 quarter. Farrowing intentions for the September-November 2014 quarter are estimated at 485,000 as of June 1, 2014.

Nebraska hog inventory unchanged

LINCOLN, Neb. — 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.

United States hog inventory down 5 percent

United States inventory of all hogs and pigs on June 1, 2014 was 62.1 million head. This was down 5 percent from June 1, 2013, and down 1 percent from March 1, 2014.

Breeding inventory, at 5.85 million head, was down slightly from last year, but up slightly from the previous quarter. Market hog inventory, at 56.3 million head, was down 5 percent from last year, and down 1 percent from last quarter.

The March-May 2014 pig crop, at 27.4 million head, was down 5 percent from 2013. Sows farrowed during this period totaled 2.80 million head, down slightly from 2013. The sows farrowed during this quarter represented 48 percent of the breeding herd. The average pigs saved per litter was 9.78 for the March-May period, compared to 10.31 last year. Pigs saved per litter by size of operation ranged from 7.80 for operations with 1-99 hogs and pigs to 9.80 for operations with more than 5,000 hogs and pigs.

United States hog producers intend to have 2.89 million sows farrow during the June-August 2014 quarter, up slightly from the actual farrowings during the same period in 2013, but down 1 percent from 2012. Intended farrowings for September-November 2014, at 2.88 million sows, are up 4 percent from 2013, but down slightly from 2012.

The total number of hogs under contract owned by operations with over 5,000 head, but raised by contractees, accounted for 48 percent of the total United States hog inventory, up from 46 percent last year.

All inventory and pig crop estimates for June 2013 through March 2014 were reviewed using final pig crop, official slaughter, death loss, and updated import and export data. Based on the findings of this review, an adjustment of less than two and one half percent was made to the June 2013 total inventory. An adjustment of four percent was made to the March-May 2013 pig crop. An adjustment of less than one and one half percent was made to the June-August 2013 pig crop.

An adjustment of less than two percent was made to the December 2013 total inventory. An adjustment of less than four percent was made to the September- November 2013 pig crop. An adjustment of less than one percent was made to the March 2014 total inventory.