July 4, 2022
1% drop in US hog, pig numbers in June 2022
There were 72.5 million hogs and pigs on US farms as of June 1, down 1% from June 2021 and down slightly from March 1, 2022, according to the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report published by the United States Depart of Agriculture's (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Of the 72.5 million hogs and pigs, 66.4 million were market hogs, while 6.17 million were kept for breeding.
Between March and May 2022, 32.9 million pigs were weaned on US farms, down 1% from the same time period one year earlier.
US hog producers intend to have 3.02 million sows farrow between June and August 2022, and 3.01 million sows farrow between September and November 2022.