Jun. 1 hog & pig herd down 1% YOY

The U.S. hog and pig population numbered 72.5 million head as of Jun. 1, down slightly from Mar. 1’s count and the smallest herd for the date since June 2018. The year-over-year decline of 1 percent was the smallest YOY contraction we’ve seen in [...]

December hog population up 3 percent YOY

In the recent Hogs and Pigs report, USDA put the U.S. swine herd at 77.34 million head as of Dec. 1, down less than half a percent from the Sep. 1 count and up 3 percent from December 2018. The average growth rate for [...]

U.S. pork exports rise to meet growing Asian Tiger

China’s swine herd is set to fall to 275 million head, representing a decline of almost 40 percent from levels before the African swine fever (ASF) outbreak. Recovery may be slow as producers are reluctant to add new head while potential for further infection [...]

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