United States inventory of all hogs and pigs on June 1, 2015 was 66.9 million head. This was up 9 percent from June 1, 2014, and up slightly from March 1, 2015.
Breeding inventory, at 5.93 million head, was up 1 percent from last year, but down 1 percent from the previous quarter. Market hog inventory, at 61.0 million head, was up 9 percent from last year, and up 1 percent from last quarter. The March - May 2015 pig crop, at 29.6 mi llion head, was up 8 percent from 2014. Sows farrowed during this period totaled 2.85 million head, up 1 percent from 2014. The sows farrowed during this quarter represented 48 percent of the breeding herd. The average pigs saved per litter was a record hi gh 10.37 for the March - May period, compared to 9.78 last year. Pigs saved per litter by size of operation ranged from 8.00 for operations with 1 - 99 hogs and pigs to 10.40 for operations with more than 5,000 hogs and pigs
Friday June 26, 2015/ NASS-USDA/ United States.