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South Dakota Hog Inventory Up 11 Percent
South Dakota Ag Connection - 06/26/2020

South Dakota inventory of all hogs and pigs on June 1, 2020, was 2.07 million head, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

This was up 11% from June 1, 2019, and up 2% from March 1, 2020.

Breeding hog inventory, at 280,000 head, was up 6% from June 1, 2019, but down 2% from last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 1.79 million head, was up 12% from last year, and up 3% from last quarter.

The March - May 2020 South Dakota pig crop, at 1.72 million head, was up 17% from 2019.Sows farrowed during the period totaled 140,000 head, up 14% from last year. The average pigs saved per litter was a record high 12.30 for the March - May period, compared to 11.95 last year. South Dakota hog producers intend to farrow 137,000 sows during the June - August 2020quarter, up 6% from the actual farrowings during the same period a year ago. Intended farrowings for September - November 2020 are 138,000 sows, unchanged from the actual farrowings during the same period a year ago.

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