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Hog and pig numbers released

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Iowa: On March 1 there were 20.3 million hogs and pigs on Iowa farms according to the latest National Agricultural Statistics Service, Iowa Field Office, Hogs and Pigs report, March 28.

The March 1 inventory was down slightly from December 2012 but up 3 percent from a year ago. The December 2012-February 2013 pig crop was 5.02 million head. A total of 485,000 sows farrowed with an average litter size of 10.35 pigs per sow.

As of March 1, producers planned to farrow 500,000 head of sows and gilts in the March-May 2013 quarter. Farrowing intentions for the June-August 2013 period were estimated at 490,000 as of March 1.

Kansas: Kansas inventory of all hogs and pigs on March 1, was 1.82 million head, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Kansas Field Office. This was unchanged from March 1, 2012, but down 5 percent from Dec. 1, 2012. Breeding hog inventory, at 170,000 head, was unchanged from March 1, 2012, and unchanged from last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 1.65 million head, was unchanged from last year, but down 5 percent from last quarter.

The December 2012-February 2013 Kansas pig crop, at 784,000 head, was up 2 percent from 2012. Sows farrowing during the period totaled 80,000 head, down 4 percent from last year. The average pigs saved per litter was a record high 9.80 for the December-February period, compared to 9.30 last year.

Kansas hog producers intend to farrow 86,000 sows during the March-May 2013 quarter, down 2 percent from the actual farrowings during the same period a year ago. Intended farrowings for June-August 2013 are 85,000 sows, down 1 percent from the actual farrowings during the same period the previous year.

Minnesota: On March 1 there were 7.75 million hogs and pigs on Minnesota farms according to the latest National

Agricultural Statistics Service, Minnesota Field Office, Hogs and Pigs report. The March 1 inventory was up slightly from December 2012 and up 2 percent from a year ago.

The December 2012-February 2013 pig crop was 3.06 million head. A total of 290,000 sows farrowed with an average litter size of 10.55 pigs per sow.

As of March 1, producers planned to farrow 305,000 head of sows and gilts in the March-May 2013 quarter. Farrowing intentions for the June-August 2013 period were estimated at 300,000 as of March 1.

Missouri: The March 1 inventory of Missouri hogs and pigs is estimated at 2.75 million head according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Missouri Field Office. This is unchanged from December 2012 but is 100,000 above last year’s March inventory. Breeding hogs are estimated at 340,000 head, 20,000 less than one year ago. Market hogs are estimated at 2.41 million head five percent above last year.

The December-February pig crop is estimated at 1.915 million head, the same level as last quarter and just slightly below last year’s estimated December-February pig crop. Farrowings, at 185,000 sows, is unchanged from last quarter and from a year ago. Pigs saved per litter is at 10.4, identical to the rate from the same quarter last year.

Missouri hog producers intend to farrow 185,000 sows during March-May, the same as the number that were actually farrowed during the same period a year earlier. During June-August, hog producers expect to farrow 185,000 sows, 5,000 sows less then actual farrowings during the same period a year earlier.

Nebraska: Nebraska inventory of all hogs and pigs on March 1, was 3.0 million head, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. This was down 3 percent from March 1, 2012, but unchanged from Dec. 1, 2012. Breeding hog inventory, at 390,000 head, was unchanged from March 1, 2012, but up 3 percent from last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 2.61 million head, was down 4 percent from last year, and down slightly from last quarter.

The December 2012-February 2013 Nebraska pig crop, at 1.79 million head, was down 2 percent from 2012. Sows farrowing during the period totaled 170,000 head, down 3 percent from last year. The average pigs saved per litter was a record high 10.50 for the December-February period, compared to 10.40 last year.

Nebraska hog producers intend to farrow 180,000 sows during the March-May 2013 quarter, unchanged from the actual farrowings during the same period a year ago. Intended farrowings for June-August 2013 are 175,000 sows, up 3 percent from the actual farrowings during the same period the previous year.

Oklahoma: Oklahoma’s inventory of all hogs and pigs on March 1, was estimated at 2.32 million head, down slightly from December 1, and down 1 percent from March 1, 2012. The breeding inventory of 410,000, head was unchanged from a year ago. The market hog inventory was down 1 percent from the previous year and totaled 1.91 million head. Weight group breakdowns consisted of 810,000 pigs in the under 50 pound group; 350,000 in the 50-119 pound group; 250,000 in the 120-179 pound group; and 500,000 pigs in the 180 pound plus group.

The December 2012 - February 2013 pig crop totaled 1.94 million head, up 5 percent from last year, and 3 percent above last quarter. The 190,000 sows farrowed from December 2012 -February 2013, were up 3 percent from the number farrowed during the previous quarter.

South Dakota: South Dakota inventory of all hogs and pigs on March 1, 2013, was 1.18 million head, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, South Dakota Field Office. This was down 9 percent from March 1, 2012, and down 2 percent from Dec. 1, 2012. Breeding hog inventory, at 175,000 head, was unchanged from March 1, 2012, but up 6 percent from last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 1.01 million head, was down 10 percent from last year, and down 3 percent from last quarter.

The December 2012-February 2013 South Dakota pig crop, at 943,000 head, was up 5 percent from 2012. Sows farrowing during the period totaled 89,000 head, up 1 percent from last year. The average pigs saved per litter was a record high 10.60 for the December-February period, compared to 10.20 last year.

South Dakota hog producers intend to farrow 90,000 sows during the March-May 2013 quarter, down 5 percent from the actual farrowings during the same period a year ago. Intended farrowings for June-August 2013 are 88,000 sows, down 7 percent from the actual farrowings during the same period the previous year.

Texas: The March 1 Texas hog and pig inventory, at 730,000 head, was 11 percent lower than March 2012. The number of breeding hogs totaled 105,000 head, up 15,000 head from last year. The March 1 market hog inventory was down 14 percent from a year ago at 625,000 head, 86 percent of the total hog and pig inventory.

The December 2012-February 2013 Texas pig crop totaled 335,000 head, 7 percent below last year. Pigs per litter averaged 8.6, unchanged from the previous year. State Director, Doug Rundle, reported that 39,000 sows farrowed in Texas during December 2012 through February 2013, down 7 percent from last year.

Date: 4/15/2013



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