3 months, 3 weeks ago From illinoisagconnection.com
Up more than 1 percent from last year
Illinois inventory of all hogs and pigs on December 1, 2013 was 4.65 million head, equal to September 1, 2013 but up 1.1 percent from last year.
Breeding inventory, at 500,000 head, was equal to previous quarter but up 2 percent from last year. Market hog inventory, at 4,150,000 head, was equal to last quarter but up 1 percent from last year.
The September-November 2013 pig crop, at 2.499 million head, was down slightly from 2012. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 245,000 head, equal to a year ago.
The average pigs saved per litter was 10.20 for the September-November period, compared to 10.00 last year.