U.S. Hog Inventory Down One Percent

The U.S. hog herd totaled 72.5 million hogs and pigs on farms across the country, down one percent from June 2021. The Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report shows that number is down slightly from the March 1 report. Other findings in the report from the National Ag Statistics Service show of the 72.5 million hogs and pigs, 66.4 million were market hogs, and 6.17 million were kept for breeding.

Between March and May, 32.9 million hogs were weaned on U.S. farms, a one percent drop from the same time last year. During that same time frame, producers weaned an average of 11 pigs per litter. Hog producers intend to have 3.02 million sows farrow between June and August and 3.01 million sows between September and November.

Iowa has the largest inventory among the states at 23 million head. Minnesota was second at 8.4 million head. North Carolina was third with 8.2 million.