Pennsylvania hog inventory remains level with a year ago

Pennsylvania inventory of all hogs and pigs on March1, 2021 was 1.35 million head. This is the same as March 1, 2020, and down 3 percent from December1, 2020, according to King Whetstone, Director of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Northeastern Region.

Breeding inventory, at 140 thousand head, down 7 percent from March 1, 2020 and from the previous quarter. Market hog inventory, at 1.21 million head, up 1 percent from last year, and down 2 percent from previous quarter.

The December 2020-February 2021 pig crop, at 533 thousand head, was down 9 percent from 2020. Sows farrowed during this period totaled 48 thousand head, down 9 percent from 2020. The average pigs saved per litter was 11.1 for the December-February period, up 0.10 pig per litter from the previous year.

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