October 10, 2022
US hog, pig numbers dropped 1% in September 2022
There were 73.8 million hogs and pigs on farms in the United States as of September 1, down 1% from September 2021 but up 2% from June 1, 2022, according to the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report published by the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).
Of the 73.8 million hogs and pigs, 67.6 million were market hogs, while 6.15 million were kept for breeding.
Between June 2022 and August 2022, 33.6 million pigs were weaned on US farms, down 1% from the same time period one year earlier.
From June 2022 through August 2022, US hog and pig producers weaned an average of 11.13 pigs per litter.
US hog producers intend to have 2.97 million sows farrow between September 2022 and November 2022, and 2.90 million sows farrow between December 2022 and February 2023.
Iowa hog producers accounted for the largest inventory among the US states, at 23.4 million head. Minnesota had the second largest inventory at 8.80 million head. North Carolina was third with 8.30 million head.