KBHB BIG 81
LISTEN LIVE
KBHB Music Vault 5:00pm - 11:59pm
KBHB ON DEMAND
facebook

News Article

Hog Inventory

Hog Inventory
State Hog Inventory Up 7 Percent
SD Ag Connection - December 27, 2016

UNDATED - South Dakota inventory of all hogs and pigs on December 1, 2016, was 1.45 million head, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. This was up 7 percent from December 1, 2015, and up 3 percent from September 1, 2016.

Breeding hog inventory, at 190,000 head, was up 9 percent from December 1, 2015, but down 3 percent from last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 1.26 million head, was up 6 percent from last year, and up 4 percent from last quarter.

The September -- November 2016 South Dakota pig crop, at 1.09 million head, was up 10 percent from 2015. Sows farrowed during the period totaled 100,000 head, up 10 percent from last year. The average pigs saved per litter was a record high 10.90 for the September -- November period, compared to 10.85 last year.

South Dakota hog producers intend to farrow 93,000 sows during the December 2016 -- February 2017 quarter, down 3 percent from the actual farrowings during the same period a year ago. Intended farrowings for March -- May 2017 quarter are 93,000 sows, down 1 percent from the actual farrowings during the same period the previous year.

United States inventory of all hogs and pigs on December 1, 2016 was 71.5 million head. This was up 4 percent from December 1, 2015, and up slightly from September 1, 2016.

Breeding inventory, at 6.09 million head, was up 1 percent from last year, and up 1 percent from the previous quarter.

Market hog inventory, at 65.4 million head, was up 4 percent from last year, and up slightly from last quarter.

The September-November 2016 pig crop, at 32.3 million head, was up 5 percent from 2015. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 3.04 million head, up 4 percent from 2015. The sows farrowed during this quarter represented 51 percent of the breeding herd. The average pigs saved per litter was a record high 10.63 for the September-November period, compared to 10.53 last year. Pigs saved per litter by size of operation ranged from 8.20 for operations with 1-99 hogs and pigs to 10.70 for operations with more than 5,000 hogs and pigs.

United States hog producers intend to have 2.97 million sows farrow during the December-February 2017 quarter, up 1 percent from the actual farrowings during the same period in 2016, and up 3 percent from 2015. Intended farrowings for March-May 2017, at 3.00 million sows, are up 1 percent from 2016, and up 5 percent from 2015.

The total number of hogs under contract owned by operations with over 5,000 head, but raised by contractees, accounted for 48 percent of the total United States hog inventory, up from 46 percent last year.



kbhbradio.com
Phone number: 605-347-4455
E-mail: info@kbhbradio.com
Address: 1612 Junction Avenue, Suite #1
Sturgis, SD 57785
  BIG 81 ON FACEBOOK
  WEATHER
  MARKET NEWS