Ag stats – June 2020 quarterly hogs and pigs report

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Published Friday, June 26, 2020

COLORADO

Colorado inventory of all hogs and pigs on June 1, 2020 was 730,000 head, down 1 percent from March 1, 2020 and down 6 percent from last year. Breeding inventory, at 155,000 head, was unchanged from the previous quarter but down 5,000 head from last year. Market hog inventory, at 575,000 head, was down 2 percent from last quarter and down 7 percent from last year.

The March-May 2020 pig crop, at 747,000 head, was down 11 percent from the previous year. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 74,000 head, down 5 percent from a year ago. The average pigs saved per litter was 10.10 for the March-May period, compared with 10.70 last year.

UTAH

Utah inventory of all hogs and pigs on June 1, 2020 was 990,000 head, up 4 percent from March 1, 2020 and up 19 percent from last year. Breeding inventory, at 80,000 head, was unchanged from the previous quarter and unchanged from last year. Market hog inventory, at 910,000 head, was up 5 percent from last quarter and up 21 percent from last year.

The March-May 2020 pig crop, at 464,000 head, was up 1 percent from the previous year. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 43,000 head, unchanged from a year ago. The average pigs saved per litter was 10.80 for the March-May period, compared with 10.70 last year.

UNITED STATES

United States inventory of all hogs and pigs on June 1, 2020 was 79.6 million head. This was up 5 percent from June 1, 2019, and up 3 percent from March 1, 2020. Breeding inventory, at 6.33 million head, was down 1 percent from last year, and down 1 percent from the previous quarter. Market hog inventory, at 73.3 million head, was up 6 percent from last year, and up 3 percent from last quarter.

The March-May 2020 pig crop, at 34.9 million head, was up 1 percent from 2019. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 3.17 million head, up 1 percent from 2019. The sows farrowed during this quarter represented 50 percent of the breeding herd. The average pigs saved per litter was a record high of 11.01 for the March-May period, compared to 11.00 last year.

United States hog producers intend to have 3.12 million sows farrow during the June-August 2020 quarter, down 5 percent from the actual farrowings during the same period one year earlier, and down 2 percent from the same period two years earlier. Intended farrowings for September-November 2020, at 3.09 million sows, are down 5 percent from the same period one year earlier, and down 4 percent from the same period two years earlier.

The total number of hogs under contract owned by operations with over 5,000 head, but raised by contractees, accounted for 49 percent of the total United States hog inventory, up 2 percent from the previous year.

All inventory and pig crop estimates for June 2019 through March 2020 were reviewed using final pig crop, official slaughter, death loss, and updated import and export data. The net revision made to the December 2019 all hogs and pigs inventory was 2.2 percent. A net revision of 3.1 percent was made to the September-November 2019 pig crop.

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