Ag stats: Mountain states quarterly hogs and pigs inventory report – September 1, 2021

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Published Friday, September 24, 2021

COLORADO 

Colorado inventory of all hogs and pigs on September 1, 2021, was 660,000 head, unchanged from June 1, 2021 and up 2 percent from last year. Breeding inventory, at 150,000 head, was down 5,000 head from the previous quarter and down 15,000 head from last year. Market hog inventory, at 510,000 head, was up 1 percent from last quarter and up 5 percent from last year. 

The June-August 2021 pig crop, at 756,000 head, was down 4 percent from the previous year. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 72,000 head, down 9 percent from a year ago. The average pigs saved per litter was 10.50 for the June-August period, compared with 10.00 last year. 

UTAH 

Utah inventory of all hogs and pigs on September 1, 2021, was 970,000 head, up 2 percent from June 1, 2021 but down 7 percent from last year. Breeding inventory, at 85,000 head, was unchanged from the previous quarter and from last year. Market hog inventory, at 885,000 head, was up 2 percent from last quarter but down 7 percent from last year. 

The June-August 2021 pig crop, at 488,000 head, was up 3 percent from the previous year. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 46,000 head, up 7 percent from a year ago. The average pigs saved per litter was 10.60 for the June-August period, compared with 11.00 last year. 

UNITED STATES 

United States inventory of all hogs and pigs on September 1, 2021, was 75.4 million head. This was down 4 percent from September 1, 2020, but up 1 percent from June 1, 2021. Breeding inventory, at 6.19 million head, was down 2 percent from last year, and down slightly from the previous quarter. Market hog inventory, at 69.2 million head, was down 4 percent from last year, but up 1 percent from last quarter. 

The June-August 2021 pig crop, at 33.9 million head, was down 6 percent from 2020. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 3.05 million head, down 7 percent from 2020. The sows farrowed during this quarter represented 49 percent of the breeding herd. The average pigs saved per litter was 11.13 for the June-August period, compared to 11.06 last year. 

United States hog producers intend to have 3.00 million sows farrow during the September-November 2021 quarter, down 4 percent from the actual farrowings during the same period one year earlier, and down 6 percent from the same period two years earlier. Intended farrowings for December 2021-February 2022, at 2.96 million sows, are up 1 percent from the same period one year earlier, but down 3 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 September 2020 through June 2021 were reviewed using final pig crop, official slaughter, death loss, and updated import and export data. The revision made to the June 2021 all hogs and pigs inventory was 1.7 percent. The net revision made to the March 2021 all hogs and pigs inventory was 1.3 percent. A net revision of 3.9 percent was made to the December 2020-February 2021 pig crop. The net revision made to the December 2020 all hogs and pigs inventory was 0.9 percent. A net revision of 1.0 percent was made to the September 2020-November 2020 pig crop.

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