USDA: South Dakota's Hog and Pig Numbers up 6 Percent

June 28, 2016 04:07 AM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the number of hogs and pigs in the state is up 6 percent from the same time last year.

The latest report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service says there were 1.4 million head on June 1, a 6 percent increase over the same time last year, but unchanged from March 1.

The breeding hog inventory of 190,000 is a 12 percent increase over the year, while the 1.21 million market hogs are a 5 percent jump.

The March-May 2016 pig crop of 1 million head was up 6 percent from 2015. Sows farrowed during the period totaled 93,000 head, up 8 percent from last year.

South Dakota hog producers intend to farrow 96,000 sows during the June-August 2016 quarter.

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