Latest Illinois Hogs and Pigs Inventory
Fri, 29 Mar 2019 13:58:31 CDT
Illinois inventory of all hogs and pigs on March 1, 2019 was 5.20 million head, down 2 percent from December 1, 2018 and down 2 percent from last year.
Breeding inventory, at 560,000 head, was unchanged from the previous quarter but up 10,000 from last year. Market hog inventory, at 4.64 million head, was down 2 percent from last quarter and down 2 percent from last year.
The December-February 2019 pig crop, at 2.82 million head, was up 2 percent from 2018. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 265,000 head, up 5,000 from a year ago. The average pigs saved per litter was 10.65 for the December-February period, compared with 10.60 last year
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