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Illinois Hog Inventory Up 1 Percent from Last Year
Illinois Ag Connection - 09/27/2021

Illinois inventory of all hogs and pigs on September 1, 2021 was 5.45 million head, up 2 percent from June 1, 2021 and up 1 percent from last year.

Breeding inventory, at 660,000 head, was up 10,000 from the previous quarter and up 80,000 from last year.

Market hog inventory, at 4.79 million head, was up 2 percent from last quarter but down 1 percent from last year.

The June-August 2021 pig crop, at 3.11 million head, was up slightly from 2020. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 285,000 head, down 5,000 from a year ago. The average pigs saved per litter was 10.90 for the June-August period, compared with 10.70 last year.

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

Market hog inventory, at 69.2 million head, was down 4% from last year, but up 1% from last quarter.

The June-August 2021 pig crop, at 33.9 million head, was down 6% from 2020. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 3.05 million head, down 7% from 2020. The sows farrowed during this quarter represented 49% 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% from the actual farrowings during the same period one year earlier, and down 6% from the same period two years earlier. Intended farrowings for December 2021-February 2022, at 2.96 million sows, are up 1% from the same period one year earlier, but down 3% 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% of the total United States hog inventory, up 2% from the previous year.


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