United States Hog Inventory Up 4 Percent

United States inventory of all hogs and pigs on March 1, 2020 was 77.6 million head. This was up 4 percent from
March 1, 2019, but down 1 percent from December 1, 2019.

Breeding inventory at 6.38 million head, was up slightly from last year, but down 1 percent from the previous quarter.

Market hog inventory, at 71.3 million head, was up 4 percent from last year, but down 1 percent from last quarter.
The December 2019-February 2020 pig crop, at 34.7 million head, was up 5 percent from last year.

Sows farrowing during this period totaled 3.16 million head, up 2 percent from the previous year. The sows farrowed during this quarter represented 49 percent of the breeding herd. The average pig