Home   News

Hog numbers in US experience a gentle boost

There's some positive news from the farm front. The US has recorded a gentle boost in its hog and pig tally. According to the most recent findings by the USDA's NASS, as of September 1, there were about 74.3 million hogs and pigs on US farms. Interestingly, this number is a notch above last September's count and a 2% hike from June 2023. 

Let's dive deeper. Of this total, 68.2 million are market-ready hogs and the rest, a solid 6.08 million, are breeding stock. Between June and August 2023, US farms welcomed a 34.2 million piglets, averaging 11.61 pigs in each litter. 

Our hog producers are on the ball, 2.93 million sows are expected to fall from September to November and another 2.91 million between December and February 2024. 

Which state boasts the most hogs? Iowa proudly tops the list with 24.4 million, trailed by Minnesota and North Carolina. 

Source : wisconsinagconnection

Trending Video

Sheep Farming Vlog: Switching Out Rams!

Video: Sheep Farming Vlog: Switching Out Rams!

Today at Ewetopia Farms, we are switching out the rams. We decided to take out Hannibal and Felon, our two Suffolk rams, because a) Hannibal injured his foot so we don't know how well he was breeding and b) Felon is an older ram and we just want to make sure all the girls got covered. After squeezing those two rams together in order for them to get used to each other again, we decided to join Monster's breeding group with the other two groups to make one large breeding group. We moved them over to the other barn and took down the dividing wall. Then, we decided that since we were switching out rams, we may as well move out Monster as well. Stay with us to see who we chose as the clean-up ram!

We hope that you press the notification button so that you don't miss an episode as well as subscribe. This costs you nothing but helps our channel immensely. Thank you for taking the time to watch! We love to hear from you so be sure to leave a comment as well. Your continued support is greatly appreciated!