As of December 1, there were 66.1 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, up 2 percent from December 2013, and up 1 percent from September 1, according to the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report published today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).
Breeding inventory, at 5.97 million head, was up 4 percent from last year, and up 1 percent from the previous quarter.
Between September and November 2014, 29.4 million pigs were weaned on U.S. farms, up 4 percent from the same time period in 2013. The average pigs saved per litter was a record high 10.23 for the September-November period, compared to 10.16 last year.
Tuesday December 23, 2014/ NASS-USDA/ United States.