Ag stats: November 2020 mountain states hogs and pigs inventory summary

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Published Friday, December 25, 2020

ARIZONA 

Arizona inventory of all hogs and pigs on December 1, 2020 was 141,000 head, down 12 percent from last year. Breeding inventory, at 15,000 head, was down 1,000 head from last year. Market hog inventory, at 126,000 head, was down 13 percent from last year. 

The December 2019-November 2020 annual pig crop, at 278,000 head, was down 7 percent from the previous year. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 27,500 head, down 3,000 head from a year ago. The average pigs saved per litter was 10.11 for the December 2019-November 2020 period, compared with 9.77 the previous year. 

COLORADO 

Colorado inventory of all hogs and pigs on December 1, 2020 was 630,000 head, down 3 percent from September 1, 2020 and down 17 percent from last year. Breeding inventory, at 155,000 head, was down 10,000 head from the previous quarter but unchanged from last year. Market hog inventory, at 475,000 head, was down 2 percent from last quarter and down 21 percent from last year. 

The September-November 2020 quarterly pig crop, at 730,000 head, was down 8 percent from 2019. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 73,000 head, down 2,000 head from a year ago. The average pigs saved per litter was 10.00 for the September-November 2020 period, compared with 10.60 last year. 

The December 2019-November 2020 annual pig crop, at 3.01 million head, was down 6 percent from the previous year. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 298,000 head, down 12,000 head from a year ago. The average pigs saved per litter was 10.10 for the December 2019-November 2020 period, compared with 10.30 the previous year. 

MONTANA 

Montana inventory of all hogs and pigs on December 1, 2020 was 205,000 head, down 2 percent from last year. Breeding inventory, at 41,000 head, was up 4,000 head from last year. Market hog inventory, at 164,000 head, was down 5 percent from last year. 

The December 2019-November 2020 annual pig crop, at 767,000 head, was up 10 percent from the previous year. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 69,500 head, up 5,500 head from a year ago. The average pigs saved per litter was 11.04 for the December 2019-November 2020 period, compared with 10.92 the previous year. 

NEW MEXICO 

New Mexico inventory of all hogs and pigs on December 1, 2020 was 1,300 head, down 700 head from last year. Breeding inventory, at 400 head, was down 300 head from last year. Market hog inventory, at 900 head, was down 400 head from last year. 

The December 2019-November 2020 annual pig crop, at 2,400 head, was down 1,000 head from the previous year. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 400 head, unchanged from a year ago. The average pigs saved per litter was 6.00 for the December 2019- November 2020 period, compared with 8.50 the previous year. 

UTAH 

Utah inventory of all hogs and pigs on December 1, 2020 was 1.00 million head, down 4 percent from September 1, 2020 but up 4 percent from last year. Breeding inventory, at 90,000 head, was up 5,000 head from the previous quarter and up 10,000 head from last year. Market hog inventory, at 910,000 head, was down 5 percent from last quarter but up 3 percent from last year. 

The September-November 2020 quarterly pig crop, at 447,000 head, was down 5 percent from 2019. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 41,000 head, unchanged from a year ago. The average pigs saved per litter was 10.90 for the September-November 2020 period, compared with 11.50 last year. 

The December 2019-November 2020 annual pig crop, at 1.82 million head, was up 2 percent from the previous year. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 167,000 head, down 1,000 head from a year ago. The average pigs saved per litter was 10.92 for the December 2019-November 2020 period, compared with 10.62 the previous year. 

WYOMING 

Wyoming inventory of all hogs and pigs on December 1, 2020 was 95,000 head, up 1 percent from last year. Breeding inventory, at 41,000 head, was up 4,000 head from last year. Market hog inventory, at 54,000 head, was down 5 percent from last year. 

The December 2019-November 2020 annual pig crop, at 722,000 head, was down 1 percent from the previous year. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 70,500 head, down 2,000 head from a year ago. The average pigs saved per litter was 10.24 for the December 2019-November 2020 period, compared with 10.01 the previous year. 

UNITED STATES 

United States inventory of all hogs and pigs on December 1, 2020 was 77.5 million head. This was down 1 percent from December 1, 2019, and down 1 percent from September 1, 2020. Breeding inventory, at 6.28 million head, was down 3 percent from last year, and down 1 percent from the previous quarter. Market hog inventory, at 71.2 million head, was down 1 percent from last year, and down 1 percent from last quarter. 

The September-November 2020 pig crop, at 35.0 million head, was down 1 percent from 2019. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 3.16 million head, down 1 percent from 2019. The sows farrowed during this quarter represented 50 percent of the breeding herd. The average pigs saved per litter was 11.05 for the September-November period, compared to 11.09 last year. 

United States hog producers intend to have 3.12 million sows farrow during the December 2020-February 2021 quarter, up 2 percent from the actual farrowings during the same period one year earlier, and up 1 percent from the same period two years earlier. Intended farrowings for March-May 2021, at 3.12 million sows, are down 1 percent from the same period one year earlier, and down slightly 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 48 percent of the total United States hog inventory, unchanged from the previous year. 

All inventory and pig crop estimates for March 2019 through September 2020 were reviewed using final pig crop, official slaughter, death loss, and updated import and export data. The revision made to the September 2020 all hogs and pigs inventory was 0.8 percent. A revision of 2.7 percent was made to the June-August 2020 pig crop. The net revision made to the June 2020 all hogs and pigs inventory was 2.9 percent. A net revision of 0.8 percent was made to the March-May 2020 pig crop. The net revision made to the March 2020 all hogs and pigs inventory was 1.9 percent. A net revision of 2.8 percent was made to the December 2019-February 2020 pig crop. The net revision made to the December 2019 all hogs and pigs inventory was 1.2 percent. A net revision of 1.0 percent was made to the September-November 2019 pig crop.

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