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U.S., Canadian Hog Inventory Up 2 Percent
USAgNet - 03/07/2018

United States and Canadian inventory of all hogs and pigs for December 2017 was 87.6 million head. This was up 2 percent from December 2016, and up 6 percent from December 2015.

The breeding inventory, at 7.45 million head, was up 1 percent from a year ago and up 3 percent from 2015. Market hog inventory, at 80.1 million head, was up 3 percent from last year and up 6 percent from 2015. The semi-annual pig crop, at 80.8 million head, was up 2 percent from 2016 and up 5 percent from 2015. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 7.47 million head, up 2 percent from last year and up 3 percent from 2015.

The U.S. inventory of all hogs and pigs was 73.2 million head, 2 percent from December 1, 2016, but down slightly from September 1, 2017. The breeding inventory, at 6.18 million head, was up 1 percent from last year, and up 1 percent from the previous quarter. Market hog inventory, at 67.1 million head, was up 2 percent from last year, but down slightly from last quarter. The pig crop, at 33.4 million head, was up 3 percent from 2016 and up 8 percent from 2015. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 3.11 million head, up 2 percent from 2016 and up 6 percent from 2015.

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