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Illinois Hog and Pig Inventories down 2 Percent

4 weeks ago From Illinoisagconnection.com

Illinois inventory of all hogs and pigs on June 1, 2014 was 4.35 million head, unchanged from March 1, 2014 but down 6 percent from last year.

Breeding inventory, at 490,000 head, was down 2 percent from both the previous quarter and last year. Market hog inventory, at 3.86 million head, was up slightly from last quarter but down 7 percent from last year.

The March-May 2014 pig crop, at 2.48 million head, was down 4 percent from 2013. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 250,000 head, the same as a year ago. 

The average pigs saved per litter was 9.90 for the March-May period, compared to 10.30 last year.


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