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Iowa Hog Inventory Up 100,000 from 2019
Iowa Ag Connection - 09/25/2020

On September 1, 2020, there were 25.1 million hogs and pigs on Iowa farms, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service -- Hogs and Pigs report. Inventory is up 100,000 head from the previous year.

The June-August 2020 quarterly pig crop was 5.99 million head, up 3% from the previous quarter but 4% below last year. A total of 530,000 sows farrowed during this quarter. The average pigs saved per litter was 11.30 for the quarter.

As of September 1, producers planned to farrow 520,000 sows and gilts in the September-November quarter and 520,000 head during the December 2020-February 2021 quarter.

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