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USDA Reports a Three Percent Increase in U.S. Hog Herd


The National Agricultural Statistic Service reported that on December 1st the U.S. herd comprised 70.9 million market hogs and 6.5 million breeders.


From September through November 2019, 35 million hogs were weaned, two percent more than the corresponding months in 2018. For the three-month period, producers weaned 11 piglets per litter. 


Iowa headed the ranking of hog populations in the U.S. with 24.8 million head. North Carolina and Minnesota tied with 9.2 million head each.  The USDA Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report was based on a survey of 6,600 farms during early December reflecting December 1st 2019.

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