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Nebraska Hog Inventory Unchanged from 2019
Nebraska Ag Connection - 09/25/2020

Nebraska inventory of all hogs and pigs on September 1, 2020, was 3.80 million head, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. This was unchanged from September 1, 2019, but down 1% from June 1, 2020.

Breeding hog inventory, at 430,000 head, was down 4% from September 1, 2019, and down 2% from last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 3.37 million head, was up 1% from last year, but down 1% from last quarter.

The June - August 2020 Nebraska pig crop, at 2.11 million head, was down 7% from 2019. Sows farrowed during the period totaled 180,000 head, down 7% from last year. The average pigs saved per litter was 11.70 for the June - August period, compared to 11.65 last year.

Nebraska hog producers intend to farrow 185,000 sows during the September - November 2020 quarter, down 5% from the actual farrowings during the same period a year ago. Intended farrowings for December 2020 - February 2021 are 180,000 sows, down 5% from the actual farrowings during the same period a year ago.


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