As of March 1, there were 71.0 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, up 4 percent from March 2016, but down 1 percent from December 1, 2016, according to the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report published today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Of the 71.0 million hogs and pigs, 64.9 million were market hogs, while 6.07 million were kept for breeding.
Between December 2016 and February 2017, 31.4 million pigs were weaned on U.S. farms, up 4 percent from the same time period one year earlier.
Iowa hog producers accounted for the largest inventory among the states, at 21.8 million head.
North Carolina and Minnesota had the second and third largest inventories with 9.20 million and 8.30 million head, respectively.
Thursday March 30, 2017/NASS-USDA/ United States.