Lincoln, Neb., June 29, 2012 -- Nebraska inventory of all hogs and pigs on June 1, 2012, was 3.10 million head, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. This was down 2 percent from June 1, 2011, but unchanged from March 1, 2012. Breeding hog inventory, at 385,000 head, was up 1 percent from June 1, 2011, but down 1 percent from last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 2.72 million head, was down 2 percent from last year, but up slightly from last quarter.
The March-May 2012 Nebraska pig crop, at 1.85 million head, was down 3 percent from 2011. Sows farrowing during the period totaled 175,000 head, down 5 percent from last year.
Nebraska hog producers intend to farrow 175,000 sows during the June-August 2012 quarter, down 3 percent from the actual farrowings during the same period a year ago. Intended farrowings for September-November 2012 are 175,000 sows, down 3 percent from the actual farrowings during the same period the previous year.