June hog report released
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Field Office of NASS released the USDA June 1 Hogs and Pigs Report June 28.
The number of hogs and pigs on Illinois farms on June 1 was 4.75 million head, 1 percent more than last year and 2 percent more than the March 1, 2013 inventory. Breeding hogs was at 500,000 head, unchanged from last year, but up 2 percent from last quarter. Market hogs, at 4.25 million head, were up 1 percent from June 2012 and up 2 percent from March 2013.
The Illinois March-May pig crop, at 2.627 million, was up 2 percent from a year ago. There were 255,000 sows that farrowed, unchanged from the previous year but up 2 percent from last quarter. The litter rate for the quarter was 10.3 pigs saved per litter, up from 10.1 the previous quarter.
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