Ag stats: Kansas hog inventory down 2 percent

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Published Friday, July 1, 2022

Kansas inventory of all hogs and pigs on June 1, 2022, was 1.91 million head, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. This was down 2% from June 1, 2021, but up 3% from March 1, 2022. 

Breeding hog inventory, at 155,000 head, was down 11% from June 1, 2021, but unchanged from last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 1.76 million head, was down 1% from last year, but up 3% from last quarter. 

The March - May 2022 Kansas pig crop, at 884,000 head, was down 2% from 2021. Sows farrowed during the period totaled 85,000 head, down 3% from last year. The average pigs saved per litter was 10.40 for the March - May period, compared to 10.20 last year. 

Kansas hog producers intend to farrow 80,000 sows during the June - August 2022 quarter, down 9% from the actual farrowings during the same period a year ago. Intended farrowings for September - November 2022 are 81,000 sows, down 5% from the actual farrowings during the same period a year ago. may earn an affiliate commission if you purchase products or services through links in an article. Prices, when displayed, are accurate at the time of publication but may change over time. Commissions do not influence editorial independence.

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