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Kansas Hog Inventory up 9 Percent
Kansas Ag Connection - 06/26/2020

Kansas inventory of all hogs and pigs on June 1, 2020,was 2.20 million head, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. This was up 9% from June 1, 2019, and up 5% from March 1, 2020.

Breeding hog inventory, at 180,000 head, was up 3% from June 1, 2019, but unchanged from last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 2.02 million head, was up 9% from last year, and up 5% from last quarter.

The March - May 2020 Kansas pig crop, at 952,000 head, was up 3% from 2019. Sows farrowed during the period totaled 89,000 head, up 3% from last year. The average pigs saved per litter was 10.70 for the March - May period, unchanged from last year.

Kansas hog producers intend to farrow 86,000 sows during the June - August 2020 quarter, down 4% from the actual farrowings during the same period a year ago. Intended farrowings for September - November 2020 are 90,000 sows, down 2% from the actual farrowings during the same period a year ago.


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