January 17, 2022
US hog, pig numbers dropped in December 2020
There were 74.2 million hogs and pigs on US farms as of December 1 last year, down 4% from December 2020 and down 1% from September 1, 2021.
Of the 74.2 million hogs and pigs, 68.0 million were market hogs, while 6.18 million were kept for breeding.
Between September and November 2021, 33.7 million pigs were weaned on US farms, down 4% from the same time period one year earlier.