Montana hogs and pigs inventory up from 2016, on par with the U.S.

Montana inventory of all hogs and pigs on Dec. 1 was 179,000 head, up 2 percent from last year. Breeding inventory, at 25,000 head, was up 1,000 head from last year. Market hog inventory, at 154,000 head, was up 2 percent from last year.

The December 2016–November 2017 annual pig crop, at 522,000 head, was up 1 percent from the previous year. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 47,500 head, up 500 head from a year ago. The average pigs saved-per-litter was 10.99 for the December 2016–November 2017, compared with 10.96 the previous year.

 

Arizona

Arizona inventory of all hogs and pigs on Dec. 1 was 160,000 head, up 39 percent from last year. Breeding inventory, at 17,000 head, was unchanged from last year. Market hog inventory, at 143,000 head, was up 46 percent from last year.

The December 2016–November 2017 annual pig crop, at 292,000 head, was down 12 percent from the previous year. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 31,000 head, down 4,000 head from a year ago. The average pigs saved-per-litter was 9.42 for the December 2016–November 2017, compared with 9.43 the previous year.

 

Colorado

Colorado inventory of all hogs and pigs on Dec. 1 was 750,000 head, down 1 percent from Sept. 1, but up 12 percent from last year. Breeding inventory, at 150,000 head, was down 10,000 head from the previous quarter, but unchanged from last year. Market hog inventory, at 600,000 head, was unchanged from last quarter and up 15 percent from last year.

The September–November 2017 quarterly pig crop, at 734,000 head, was down 5 percent from 2016. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 72,000 head, down 2,000 head from a year ago. The average pigs saved-per-litter was 10.20 for the September–November 2017 period, compared with 10.40 last year.

The December 2016–November 2017 annual pig crop, at 3.14 million head, was up 2 percent from the previous year. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 303,000 head, down 1,000 head from a year ago. The average pigs saved-per-litter was 10.35 for the December 2016–November 2017, compared with 10.11 the previous year.

 

New Mexico

New Mexico inventory of all hogs and pigs on Dec. 1 was 1,600 head, down 6 percent from last year. Breeding inventory, at 500 head, was up 100 head from last year. Market hog inventory, at 1,100 head, was down 15 percent from last year.

The December 2016–November 2017 annual pig crop, at 3,100 head, was unchanged from the previous year. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 400 head, unchanged from a year ago. The average pigs saved-per-litter was 7.75 for the December 2016–November 2017, compared with 7.75 the previous year.

 

Utah

Utah inventory of all hogs and pigs on Dec. 1 was 540,000 head, down 19 percent from Sept. 1, and down 23 percent from last year. Breeding inventory, at 80,000 head, was unchanged from the previous quarter and up 5,000 head from last year. Market hog inventory, at 460,000 head, was down 22 percent from last quarter and down 26 percent from last year.

The September–November 2017 quarterly pig crop, at 315,000 head, was down 8 percent from 2016. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 35,000 head, down 3,000 head from a year ago. The average pigs saved-per-litter was 9.00 for the September–November 2017 period, compared with 9.00 last year.

The December 2016–November 2017 annual pig crop, at 1.33 million head, was down 8 percent from the previous year. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 149,000 head, down 8,000 head from a year ago. The average pigs saved-per-litter was 8.92 for the December 2016–November 2017, compared with 9.15 the previous year.

 

Wyoming

Wyoming inventory of all hogs and pigs on Dec. 1 was 90,000 head, down 2 percent from last year. Breeding inventory, at 32,000 head, was unchanged from last year. Market hog inventory, at 58,000 head, was down 3 percent from last year.

The December 2016–November 2017 annual pig crop, at 716,000 head, was up 5 percent from the previous year. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 72,000 head, down 1,000 head from a year ago. The average pigs saved-per-litter was 9.94 for the December 2016–November 2017, compared with 9.36 the previous year.

 

United States

United States inventory of all hogs and pigs on Dec. 1 was 73.2 million head. This was up 2 percent from Dec. 1, 2016, but down slightly from Sept. 1, 2017. Breeding inventory, at 6.18 million head, was up 1 percent from last year, and up 1 percent from the previous quarter. Market hog inventory, at 67.1 million head, was up 2 percent from last year, but down slightly from last quarter.

The September–November 2017 pig crop, at 33.4 million head, was up 3 percent from 2016. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 3.11 million head, up 2 percent from 2016. The sows farrowed during this quarter represented 51 percent of the breeding herd. The average pigs saved-per-litter was a record high of 10.74 for the September–November period, compared to 10.63 last year. Pigs saved-per-litter by size of operation ranged from 7.90 for operations with 1-99 hogs and pigs to 10.80 for operations with more than 5,000 hogs and pigs.

United States hog producers intend to have 3.07 million sows farrow during the December–February 2018 quarter, up 3 percent from the actual farrowings during the same period in 2017, and up 5 percent from 2016. Intended farrowings for March–May 2018, at 3.08 million sows, are up 2 percent from 2017, and up 4 percent from 2016. The total number of hogs under contract owned by operations with over 5,000 head, but raised by contractees, accounted for 47 percent of the total United States hog inventory, unchanged from the previous year.

All inventory and pig crop estimates for March 2016 through September 2017 were reviewed using final pig crop, official slaughter, death loss, and updated import and export data. The net revision made to the December 2016 all hogs and pigs inventory was 0.1 percent. The net revision made to the March 2017 all hogs and pigs inventory was 0.4 percent. The net revision made to the June 2017 all hogs and pigs inventory was 0.9 percent. A revision of 1.5 percent was made to the March–May 2017 pig crop. A revision of 0.3 percent was made to the September 2017 all hogs and pigs inventory.

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