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Hog inventory down across state, nation PDF E-mail

Nebraska inventory of all hogs and pigs on Dec. 1, was 3.0 million head, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office.

This was down 5 percent from Dec. 1, 2011, and down 5 percent from Sept. 1, 2012. Breeding hog inventory, at 380,000 head, was down 1 percent from Dec. 1, 2011, but unchanged from last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 2.62 million head, was down 5 percent from last year, and down 5 percent from last quarter.

The September-November 2012 Nebraska pig crop, at 1.84 million head, was down 2 percent from 2011. Sows farrowing during the period totaled 175,000 head, down 3 percent from last year.

Nebraska hog producers intend to farrow 170,000 sows during the December 2012-February 2013 quarter, down 3 percent from the actual farrowings during the same period a year ago. Intended farrowings for March-May 2013 are 175,000 sows, down 3 percent from the actual farrowings during the same period the previous year.

 
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