Hog population stable YOY heading into fall

USDA’s quarterly Hogs & Pigs report put the Sep. 1 population at 79.1 million head, up less than 1 percent from Sep. 1, 2019 and down almost 1 percent from the Jun. 1, 2020 number. Usually, we see a modest increase in the hog [...]

Hog population up 5 percent from a year ago

As of Jun. 1, the U.S. hog and pig inventory numbered 79.6 million head, up 5 percent from June 2019 and up 3 percent from March 2020, stronger Q1-to-Q2 growth than usual. Q2 numbers may reflect pre-COVID-19 production assumptions, however, and year-over-year growth in [...]