Quarterly Hogs and Pigs

Graphic -- HOGS KEPT FOR BREEDING

The Dec 1 Hogs and Pigs Report was released on December 23, 2020 which placed the total inventory for all hogs and pigs at 77.5 million head, down just under 1%. Hogs kept for breeding declined 3.0% to just under 6.3 million head and market hogs dropped to just over 71.2 million head, down less than 1%. USDA-NASS made extensive revisions to prior quarters, which is largely reflective of the challenges due to pandemic related disruptions in 2020.  

For more on this topic, see the Livestock Monitor article below.