April 4, 2022


Number of hogs, pigs in US farms fell 2% from March 2021


There were 72.2 million hogs and pigs on US farms as of March 1, a 2% drop from March 2021 and down 3% from December 1, 2021, according to the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report published by the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).


Of the 72.2 million hogs and pigs, 66.1 million were market hogs, while 6.10 million were kept for breeding.


Between December 2021 and February 2022, 31.7 million pigs were weaned on US farms, down 1% from the same time period one year earlier.


From December 2021 through February 2022, US hog and pig producers weaned an average of 10.95 pigs per litter.



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