The latest quarterly hog and pig report from USDA shows the US hog inventory is up 5%.
As of June 1, 2020 the United States inventory of all hogs and pigs was 79.6 million head. This was up 5 percent from June 1, 2019, and up 3 percent from March 1, 2020.
Breeding inventory of hogs in the US came in at 6.33 million head. That is down 1 percent from last year, and down 1 percent from the previous quarter. The March-May 2020 pig crop, at 34.9 million head, was up 1 percent from 2019. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 3.17 million head, up 1 percent from 2019. The sows farrowed during this quarter represented 50 percent of the
breeding herd. The average pigs saved per litter was a record high of 11.01 for the March-May period, compared to
11.00 last year.
Market hog inventory was up 6 percent from last year at 73.3 million head. That was also up 3 percent from last quarter.
To view the full Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report, visit https://www.nass.usda.gov/…
|2019||2020||2020 as percent of 2018|
|(1,000 head)||(1,000 head)||(percent)|
|All Hogs June 1||75,725||79,634||105%|
|Kept for Breeding||6,410||6,326||99%|
|Kept for Marketing||69,316||73,308||106%|
|Under 50 lbs.||22,210||22,160||100%|
|180 lbs. and over||13,017||14,687||113%|
|Mar-May Pig Crop||34,454||34,933||101%|
|Mar-May Pigs Per Litter||11.00||11.01||100%|
Darrell Holaday, Country Futures, calls the report bearish and anticipates selling in the futures market on Friday.