Quarterly Hog & Pig Report


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Quarterly Hogs and Pigs

ISSN: 1949-1921

Released March 28, 2014, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service 
(NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of 
Agriculture (USDA).

United States Hog Inventory Down 3 Percent 

United States inventory of all hogs and pigs on March 1, 2014 was 
62.9 million head. This was down 3 percent from
March 1, 2013, and down 5 percent from December 1, 2013.  

Breeding inventory, at 5.85 million head, was up slightly from last year, and 
up 2 percent from the previous quarter. 

Market hog inventory, at 57.0 million head, was down 4 percent from last 
year, and down 5 percent from last quarter. 

The December 2013-February 2014 pig crop, at 27.3 million head, was down 
3 percent from 2013. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 2.87 million 
head, up 3 percent from 2013. The sows farrowed during this quarter 
represented 50 percent of the breeding herd. The average pigs saved per 
litter was 9.53 for the December-February period, compared to 10.08 last 
year. Pigs saved per litter by size of operation ranged from 7.70 for 
operations with 1-99 hogs and pigs to 9.60 for operations with more than 
5,000 hogs and pigs.

United States hog producers intend to have 2.88 million sows farrow during 
the March-May 2014 quarter, up 2 percent from the actual farrowings during 
the same period in 2013, but down 2 percent from 2012. Intended farrowings 
for June-August 2014, at 2.96 million sows, are up 2 percent from 2013, and 
up 1 percent from 2012. 

The total number of hogs under contract owned by operations with over 5,000 
head, but raised by contractees, accounted for 48 percent of the total United 
States hog inventory, up from 47 percent last year. 

Revisions

All inventory and pig crop estimates for March 2013 through December 2013 
were reviewed using final pig crop, official slaughter, death loss, and 
updated import and export data. Based on the findings of this review, an 
adjustment of less than one half of one percent was made to the September 
2013 total inventory. An adjustment of less than one half of one percent was 
made to the December 2013 total inventory. An adjustment of less than one 
percent was made to the June-August 2013 pig crop.

This report was approved on March 28, 2014.

Acting Secretary of
Agriculture
Joseph W. Glauber

Agricultural Statistics Board
Chairperson
James M. Harris

Contents
   
Hogs and Pigs Inventory by Class, Weight Group, and Quarter - United States: 2013 and 2014.................  4

Sows Farrowing, Pig Crop, and Pigs per Litter - United States: 2012-2014...................................  5

Pigs per Litter by Size of Operation - United States: 2013 and 2014........................................  5

Quarterly Litter Rate - United States......................................................................  6

Pigs per Litter by Size of Operation - United States: December 2013-February 2014..........................  6

Quarterly Sows Farrowed - United States....................................................................  7

Quarterly Pig Crop - United States.........................................................................  7

Breeding, Market, and Total Inventory - States and United States: March 1, 2013 and 2014...................  8

Market Hogs and Pigs Inventory by Weight Group - States and United States: March 1, 2013 and 2014..........  8

Breeding, Market, and Total Inventory - States and United States: June 1, 2012 and 2013....................  9

Market Hogs and Pigs Inventory by Weight Group - States and United States: June 1, 2012 and 2013...........  9

Breeding, Market, and Total Inventory - States and United States: September 1, 2012 and 2013............... 10

Market Hogs and Pigs Inventory by Weight Group - States and United States: September 1, 2012 and 2013...... 10

Breeding, Market, and Total Inventory - States and United States: December 1, 2012 and 2013................ 11

Market Hogs and Pigs Inventory by Weight Group - States and United States: December 1, 2012 and 2013....... 11

Sows Farrowing, Pigs per Litter, and Pig Crop - States and United States: December-February 2013 and 2014.. 12

Sows Farrowing, Pigs per Litter, and Pig Crop - States and United States: March-May 2012-2014.............. 12

Sows Farrowing, Pigs per Litter, and Pig Crop - States and United States: June-August 2012-2014............ 13

Sows Farrowing, Pigs per Litter, and Pig Crop - States and United States: 
September-November 2012 and 2013........................................................................... 13

Monthly Sows Farrowing, Pigs per Litter, and Pig Crop - United States: 
December-November 2013 and 2014............................................................................ 14

Statistical Methodology.................................................................................... 14

Reliability of March 1 Hog Estimates....................................................................... 15

Information Contacts....................................................................................... 15

Hogs and Pigs Inventory by Class, Weight Group, and Quarter - United States:
2013 and 2014
[Blank data cells indicate estimation period has not yet begun]
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                                        :             :             :   2014 as   
                  Item                  :    2013     :    2014     :   percent   
                                        :             :             :   of 2013   
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                                        :   ---- 1,000 head ----        percent   
                                        :                                         
March 1 inventory 1/                    :                                         
  All hogs and pigs ....................:   65,072        62,899           97     
    Kept for breeding ..................:    5,836         5,851          100     
    Market .............................:   59,236        57,048           96     
                                        :                                         
  Market hogs and pigs by weight groups :                                         
    Under 50 pounds ....................:   18,852        18,101           96     
    50-119 pounds ......................:   16,251        15,717           97     
    120-179 pounds .....................:   13,169        12,793           97     
    180 pounds and over ................:   10,965        10,436           95     
                                        :                                         
June 1 inventory 1/                     :                                         
  All hogs and pigs ....................:   65,088                                
    Kept for breeding ..................:    5,884                                
    Market .............................:   59,204                                
                                        :                                         
  Market hogs and pigs by weight groups :                                         
    Under 50 pounds ....................:   19,135                                
    50-119 pounds ......................:   17,078                                
    120-179 pounds .....................:   12,314                                
    180 pounds and over ................:   10,678                                
                                        :                                         
September 1 inventory 1/                :                                         
  All hogs and pigs ....................:   66,906                                
    Kept for breeding ..................:    5,816                                
    Market .............................:   61,090                                
                                        :                                         
  Market hogs and pigs by weight groups :                                         
    Under 50 pounds ....................:   19,824                                
    50-119 pounds ......................:   17,958                                
    120-179 pounds .....................:   12,584                                
    180 pounds and over ................:   10,725                                
                                        :                                         
December 1 inventory 1/                 :                                         
  All hogs and pigs ....................:   66,025                                
    Kept for breeding ..................:    5,757                                
    Market .............................:   60,268                                
                                        :                                         
  Market hogs and pigs by weight groups :                                         
    Under 50 pounds ....................:   19,049                                
    50-119 pounds ......................:   16,670                                
    120-179 pounds .....................:   12,576                                
    180 pounds and over ................:   11,972                                
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1/ May not add due to rounding.                                                   

Sows Farrowing, Pig Crop, and Pigs per Litter - United States: 2012-2014
[Blank data cells indicate estimation period has not yet begun]
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                        :              :              :              :2014 as percent of 
          Item          :     2012     :     2013     :     2014     :-------------------
                        :              :              :              :  2012   :  2013   
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                        :    ------------ 1,000 head ------------        -- percent --   
Sows farrowing          :                                                                
  December-February 1/ .:     2,813          2,788          2,867        102       103   
  March-May 2/ .........:     2,952          2,816          2,884         98       102   
  December-May 1/ 3/ 4/ :     5,766          5,605          5,751        100       103   
                        :                                                                
  June-August 2/ .......:     2,928          2,902          2,960        101       102   
  September-November ...:     2,888          2,882                                       
  June-November 4/ .....:     5,817          5,784                                       
                        :                                                                
Pig crop                :                                                                
  December-February 1/ .:    28,038         28,099         27,316         97        97   
  March-May ............:    29,780         29,026                                       
  December-May 1/ 4/ ...:    57,818         57,125                                       
                        :                                                                
  June-August ..........:    29,654         29,987                                       
  September-November ...:    29,319         29,298                                       
  June-November 4/ .....:    58,973         59,285                                       
                        :                                                                
                        :     -------------- number -------------            percent     
                        :                                                                
Pigs per litter         :                                                                
  December-February 1/ .:      9.97          10.08           9.53         96        95   
  March-May ............:     10.09          10.31                                       
  December-May 1/ ......:     10.03          10.19                                       
                        :                                                                
  June-August ..........:     10.13          10.33                                       
  September-November ...:     10.15          10.16                                       
  June-November ........:     10.14          10.25                                       
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1/ December preceding year.                                                              
2/ Intentions for 2014.                                                                  
3/ Actual farrowings for December 2013-February 2014 plus intentions for March-May 2014. 
4/ May not add due to rounding.                                                          

Pigs per Litter by Size of Operation - United States: 2013 and 2014
[Blank data cells indicate estimation period has not yet begun]
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                       :             Pigs per litter on operations having 1/             
                       :-----------------------------------------------------------------
        Pig crop       :  1-99   : 100-499  : 500-999  :1,000-1,999:2,000-4,999: 5,000+  
                       :  head   :   head   :   head   :   head    :   head    :  head   
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                       :                             number                              
                       :                                                                 
2013                   :                                                                 
  December-February 2/ :  7.50       8.30       8.90       9.40         9.90      10.10  
  March-May ...........:  7.70       8.60       9.20       9.70        10.20      10.40  
  June-August .........:  7.80       8.70       9.30       9.70        10.20      10.40  
  September-November ..:  8.00       8.80       9.10       9.50        10.10      10.20  
                       :                                                                 
2014                   :                                                                 
  December-February 2/ :  7.70       8.30       8.50       8.90         9.50       9.60  
  March-May ...........:                                                                 
  June-August .........:                                                                 
  September-November ..:                                                                 
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1/ Pigs per litter rounded to the nearest tenth.                                         
2/ December preceding year.                                                              

Breeding, Market, and Total Inventory - States and United States: March 1, 2013 and 2014
[May not add due to rounding]
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                 :         Breeding          :          Market           :           Total           
                 :-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 :         :  2014   :2014 as:         :  2014   :2014 as:         :  2014   :2014 as
      State      :  2013   :         :percent:  2013   :         :percent:  2013   :         :percent
                 :         :         :of 2013:         :         :of 2013:         :         :of 2013
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                 :     1,000 head     percent  -- 1,000 head --   percent  -- 1,000 head --   percent
                 :                                                                                   
Colorado ........:    145       160     110       575       520      90       720       680      94  
Illinois ........:    490       500     102     4,110     3,850      94     4,600     4,350      95  
Indiana .........:    270       270     100     3,280     3,180      97     3,550     3,450      97  
Iowa ............:  1,020     1,010      99    19,080    18,790      98    20,100    19,800      99  
Kansas ..........:    170       170     100     1,630     1,500      92     1,800     1,670      93  
Michigan ........:    110       110     100       950       910      96     1,060     1,020      96  
Minnesota .......:    570       550      96     7,080     7,250     102     7,650     7,800     102  
Missouri ........:    340       355     104     2,410     2,095      87     2,750     2,450      89  
Nebraska ........:    390       400     103     2,610     2,650     102     3,000     3,050     102  
North Carolina ..:    870       870     100     7,830     7,130      91     8,700     8,000      92  
                 :                                                                                   
Ohio ............:    165       170     103     1,935     1,850      96     2,100     2,020      96  
Oklahoma ........:    410       430     105     1,880     1,560      83     2,290     1,990      87  
Pennsylvania ....:    100        95      95     1,040     1,045     100     1,140     1,140     100  
South Dakota ....:    175       170      97       975     1,030     106     1,150     1,200     104  
Texas ...........:    105       100      95       605       460      76       710       560      79  
Utah ............:     80        75      94       660       635      96       740       710      96  
                 :                                                                                   
Other States 1/ .:    426       416      98     2,586     2,593     100     3,012     3,009     100  
                 :                                                                                   
United States ...:  5,836     5,851     100    59,236    57,048      96    65,072    62,899      97  
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1/ Individual State estimates not available for the 34 Other States.                                 

Market Hogs and Pigs Inventory by Weight Group - States and United States: March 1, 2013 and 2014
[Weight groups may not add to market hogs and pigs due to rounding]
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                 :       Under       :      50-119       :      120-179      :    180 pounds     
                 :     50 pounds     :      pounds       :      pounds       :     and over      
      State      :-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 :  2013   :  2014   :  2013   :  2014   :  2013   :  2014   :  2013   :  2014   
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                 :                                  1,000 head                                   
                 :                                                                               
Colorado ........:    275       270        95        95        80        75       125        80  
Illinois ........:  1,290     1,170     1,220     1,100       810       810       790       770  
Indiana .........:    960       970       970       900       660       620       690       690  
Iowa ............:  4,990     4,720     5,800     5,830     4,900     4,950     3,390     3,290  
Kansas ..........:    460       410       360       345       300       295       510       450  
Michigan ........:    290       285       215       200       225       225       220       200  
Minnesota .......:  2,370     2,660     2,060     2,030     1,600     1,480     1,050     1,080  
Missouri ........:  1,050       970       535       435       415       320       410       370  
Nebraska ........:    860       850       740       750       580       545       430       505  
North Carolina ..:  3,000     2,700     1,880     1,680     1,620     1,600     1,330     1,150  
                 :                                                                               
Ohio ............:    650       600       560       555       460       465       265       230  
Oklahoma ........:    790       590       340       335       260       255       490       380  
Pennsylvania ....:    235       260       340       355       225       200       240       230  
South Dakota ....:    325       330       270       280       200       220       180       200  
Texas ...........:    125        90       150       105       150        95       180       170  
Utah ............:    285       280       120       130       130       115       125       110  
                 :                                                                               
Other States 1/ .:    897       946       596       592       554       523       540       531  
                 :                                                                               
United States ...: 18,852    18,101    16,251    15,717    13,169    12,793    10,965    10,436  
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1/ Individual State estimates not available for the 34 Other States.                             

Breeding, Market, and Total Inventory - States and United States: June 1, 2012 and 2013
[May not add due to rounding]
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                 :         Breeding          :          Market           :           Total           
                 :-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 :         :  2013   :2013 as:         :  2013   :2013 as:         :  2013   :2013 as
      State      :  2012   :         :percent:  2012   :         :percent:  2012   :         :percent
                 :         :         :of 2012:         :         :of 2012:         :         :of 2012
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                 :     1,000 head     percent  -- 1,000 head --   percent  -- 1,000 head --   percent
                 :                                                                                   
Colorado ........:    150       145      97       560       565     101       710       710     100  
Illinois ........:    500       500     100     4,200     4,150      99     4,700     4,650      99  
Indiana .........:    280       270      96     3,520     3,230      92     3,800     3,500      92  
Iowa ............:  1,020     1,030     101    19,380    18,970      98    20,400    20,000      98  
Kansas ..........:    170       170     100     1,620     1,690     104     1,790     1,860     104  
Michigan ........:    110       110     100       910       890      98     1,020     1,000      98  
Minnesota .......:    560       580     104     7,340     7,220      98     7,900     7,800      99  
Missouri ........:    365       350      96     2,435     2,250      92     2,800     2,600      93  
Nebraska ........:    385       400     104     2,765     2,600      94     3,150     3,000      95  
North Carolina ..:    870       870     100     8,030     8,030     100     8,900     8,900     100  
                 :                                                                                   
Ohio ............:    170       160      94     1,980     1,970      99     2,150     2,130      99  
Oklahoma ........:    410       410     100     1,880     1,830      97     2,290     2,240      98  
Pennsylvania ....:    100       100     100     1,010     1,020     101     1,110     1,120     101  
South Dakota ....:    180       180     100     1,120       960      86     1,300     1,140      88  
Texas ...........:    100       100     100       770       520      68       870       620      71  
Utah ............:     80        75      94       620       655     106       700       730     104  
                 :                                                                                   
Other States 1/ .:    412       434     105     2,607     2,654     102     3,019     3,088     102  
                 :                                                                                   
United States ...:  5,862     5,884     100    60,747    59,204      97    66,609    65,088      98  
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1/ Individual State estimates not available for the 34 Other States.                                 

Market Hogs and Pigs Inventory by Weight Group - States and United States: June 1, 2012 and 2013
[Weight groups may not add to market hogs and pigs due to rounding]
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                 :       Under       :      50-119       :      120-179      :    180 pounds     
                 :     50 pounds     :      pounds       :      pounds       :     and over      
      State      :-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 :  2012   :  2013   :  2012   :  2013   :  2012   :  2013   :  2012   :  2013   
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                 :                                  1,000 head                                   
                 :                                                                               
Colorado ........:    280       285        95        85        80        80       105       115  
Illinois ........:  1,320     1,330     1,290     1,330       790       740       800       750  
Indiana .........:  1,080     1,010     1,090       990       680       630       670       600  
Iowa ............:  5,140     4,890     6,370     6,090     4,630     4,700     3,240     3,290  
Kansas ..........:    500       480       390       385       260       260       470       565  
Michigan ........:    280       280       210       220       205       180       215       210  
Minnesota .......:  2,500     2,540     2,410     2,300     1,380     1,410     1,050       970  
Missouri ........:  1,045     1,030       615       480       390       340       385       400  
Nebraska ........:    880       850       870       760       555       560       460       430  
North Carolina ..:  3,200     3,060     2,080     2,020     1,480     1,600     1,270     1,350  
                 :                                                                               
Ohio ............:    690       625       585       585       420       480       285       280  
Oklahoma ........:    800       800       390       350       210       210       480       470  
Pennsylvania ....:    250       250       385       345       175       205       200       220  
South Dakota ....:    385       335       315       270       225       180       195       175  
Texas ...........:    200        95       170       125       150       100       250       200  
Utah ............:    285       280       115       125       110       125       110       125  
                 :                                                                               
Other States 1/ .:    921       995       654       618       513       514       519       528  
                 :                                                                               
United States ...: 19,756    19,135    18,034    17,078    12,253    12,314    10,704    10,678  
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1/ Individual State estimates not available for the 34 Other States.                             

Breeding, Market, and Total Inventory - States and United States: September 1, 2012 and 2013
[May not add due to rounding]
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                 :         Breeding          :          Market           :           Total           
                 :-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 :         :         :2013 as:         :         :2013 as:         :         :2013 as
      State      :  2012   :  2013   :percent:  2012   :  2013   :percent:  2012   :  2013   :percent
                 :         :         :of 2012:         :         :of 2012:         :         :of 2012
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                 :     1,000 head     percent  -- 1,000 head --   percent  -- 1,000 head --   percent
                 :                                                                                   
Colorado ........:    150       145      97       590       555      94       740       700      95  
Illinois ........:    490       500     102     4,210     4,100      97     4,700     4,600      98  
Indiana .........:    280       270      96     3,520     3,430      97     3,800     3,700      97  
Iowa ............:  1,000     1,000     100    19,800    19,900     101    20,800    20,900     100  
Kansas ..........:    170       170     100     1,730     1,650      95     1,900     1,820      96  
Michigan ........:    110       110     100       930       940     101     1,040     1,050     101  
Minnesota .......:    560       550      98     7,590     7,150      94     8,150     7,700      94  
Missouri ........:    360       350      97     2,540     2,650     104     2,900     3,000     103  
Nebraska ........:    380       400     105     2,820     2,650      94     3,200     3,050      95  
North Carolina ..:    870       880     101     8,530     8,420      99     9,400     9,300      99  
                 :                                                                                   
Ohio ............:    165       165     100     1,975     1,925      97     2,140     2,090      98  
Oklahoma ........:    410       420     102     1,920     1,790      93     2,330     2,210      95  
Pennsylvania ....:     95       100     105     1,025     1,040     101     1,120     1,140     102  
South Dakota ....:    175       170      97     1,125       980      87     1,300     1,150      88  
Texas ...........:     90        85      94       770       505      66       860       590      69  
Utah ............:     80        80     100       660       660     100       740       740     100  
                 :                                                                                   
Other States 1/ .:    403       421     104     2,649     2,745     104     3,052     3,166     104  
                 :                                                                                   
United States ...:  5,788     5,816     100    62,384    61,090      98    68,172    66,906      98  
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1/ Individual State estimates not available for the 34 Other States.                                 

Market Hogs and Pigs Inventory by Weight Group - States and United States:
September 1, 2012 and 2013
[Weight groups may not add to market hogs and pigs due to rounding]
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                 :      Under      :     50-119      :     120-179     :   180 pounds    
                 :    50 pounds    :     pounds      :     pounds      :    and over     
      State      :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
                 :  2012  :  2013  :  2012  :  2013  :  2012  :  2013  :  2012  :  2013  
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                 :                              1,000 head                               
                 :                                                                       
Colorado ........:    290      285       90       90       90       70      120      110 
Illinois ........:  1,380    1,330    1,260    1,290      750      700      820      780 
Indiana .........:  1,070    1,080    1,080    1,040      660      640      710      670 
Iowa ............:  5,100    5,300    6,330    6,490    4,800    4,830    3,570    3,280 
Kansas ..........:    520      485      390      360      310      270      510      535 
Michigan ........:    300      295      220      230      215      190      195      225 
Minnesota .......:  2,530    2,450    2,310    2,280    1,600    1,450    1,150      970 
Missouri ........:  1,085    1,180      625      650      390      390      440      430 
Nebraska ........:    910      850      820      810      600      570      490      420 
North Carolina ..:  3,190    3,140    2,190    2,240    1,700    1,670    1,450    1,370 
                 :                                                                       
Ohio ............:    660      620      605      610      445      430      265      265 
Oklahoma ........:    810      790      380      345      260      175      470      480 
Pennsylvania ....:    240      245      375      355      200      220      210      220 
South Dakota ....:    390      355      300      285      225      185      210      155 
Texas ...........:    230      125      170      115      150      110      220      155 
Utah ............:    290      285      130      130      125      125      115      120 
                 :                                                                       
Other States 1/ .:    905    1,009      624      638      570      559      550      540 
                 :                                                                       
United States ...: 19,900   19,824   17,899   17,958   13,090   12,584   11,495   10,725 
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1/ Individual State estimates not available for the 34 Other States.                     

Breeding, Market, and Total Inventory - States and United States: December 1, 2012 and 2013
[May not add due to rounding]
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                 :          Breeding           :           Market            :             Total              
                 :--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 :          :   2013   :2013 as:          :   2013   :2013 as:          :   2013   : 2013 as  
      State      :   2012   :          :percent:   2012   :          :percent:   2012   :          : percent  
                 :          :          :of 2012:          :          :of 2012:          :          : of 2012  
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                 :  -- 1,000 head --    percent   --- 1,000 head --   percent   --- 1,000 head --    percent  
                 :                                                                                            
Colorado ........:    145        150      103        575        540      94        720        690       96    
Illinois ........:    490        500      102      4,110      4,150     101      4,600      4,650      101    
Indiana .........:    280        280      100      3,520      3,470      99      3,800      3,750       99    
Iowa ............:  1,030        970       94     19,570     19,530     100     20,600     20,500      100    
Kansas ..........:    170        170      100      1,730      1,600      92      1,900      1,770       93    
Michigan ........:    110        110      100        980        960      98      1,090      1,070       98    
Minnesota .......:    560        550       98      7,090      7,450     105      7,650      8,000      105    
Missouri ........:    350        345       99      2,400      2,505     104      2,750      2,850      104    
Nebraska ........:    380        390      103      2,620      2,710     103      3,000      3,100      103    
North Carolina ..:    860        870      101      8,140      7,830      96      9,000      8,700       97    
                 :                                                                                            
Ohio ............:    165        170      103      1,885      2,070     110      2,050      2,240      109    
Oklahoma ........:    420        420      100      1,900      1,590      84      2,320      2,010       87    
Pennsylvania ....:    100        100      100      1,040      1,010      97      1,140      1,110       97    
South Dakota ....:    165        165      100      1,035      1,045     101      1,200      1,210      101    
Texas ...........:     85         80       94        735        530      72        820        610       74    
Utah ............:     80         75       94        660        635      96        740        710       96    
                 :                                                                                            
Other States 1/ .:    429        412       96      2,565      2,643     103      2,994      3,055      102    
                 :                                                                                            
United States ...:  5,819      5,757       99     60,555     60,268     100     66,374     66,025       99    
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1/ Individual State estimates not available for the 34 Other States.                                          

Market Hogs and Pigs Inventory by Weight Group - States and United States:
December 1, 2012 and 2013
[Weight groups may not add to market hogs and pigs due to rounding]
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 :      Under      :     50-119      :     120-179     :   180 pounds    
                 :    50 pounds    :     pounds      :     pounds      :    and over     
      State      :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
                 :  2012  :  2013  :  2012  :  2013  :  2012  :  2013  :  2012  :  2013  
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 :                              1,000 head                               
                 :                                                                       
Colorado ........:    270      260       85       95       85       75      135      110 
Illinois ........:  1,290    1,320    1,200    1,240      750      730      870      860 
Indiana .........:  1,040    1,090    1,010      920      710      650      760      810 
Iowa ............:  5,120    4,950    6,030    6,130    4,750    4,850    3,670    3,600 
Kansas ..........:    500      430      410      355      290      310      530      505 
Michigan ........:    300      315      210      210      230      200      240      235 
Minnesota .......:  2,430    2,750    2,150    2,080    1,430    1,390    1,080    1,230 
Missouri ........:  1,045    1,200      560      500      370      325      425      480 
Nebraska ........:    870      880      720      750      550      560      480      520 
North Carolina ..:  3,020    2,700    1,960    1,900    1,615    1,630    1,545    1,600 
                 :                                                                       
Ohio ............:    645      680      555      600      415      440      270      350 
Oklahoma ........:    800      560      350      410      240      265      510      355 
Pennsylvania ....:    250      275      355      330      205      190      230      215 
South Dakota ....:    350      355      290      290      190      185      205      215 
Texas ...........:    180      100      155      115      160      130      240      185 
Utah ............:    275      270      130      120      125      120      130      125 
                 :                                                                       
Other States 1/ .:    914      914      582      625      519      526      551      577 
                 :                                                                       
United States ...: 19,299   19,049   16,752   16,670   12,634   12,576   11,871   11,972 
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1/ Individual State estimates not available for the 34 Other States.                     

Sows Farrowing, Pigs per Litter, and Pig Crop - States and United States:
December-February 2013 and 2014
[December preceding year. May not add due to rounding]
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 :      Sows farrowing      : Pigs per litter :       Pig crop 1/        
                 :--------------------------:-----------------:--------------------------
                 :        :  2014  :2014 as :        :        :        :  2014  :2014 as 
      State      :        :        :        :        :        :        :        :        
                 :  2013  :        :percent :        :        :  2013  :        :percent 
                 :        :        :of 2013 :  2013  :  2014  :        :        :of 2013 
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 :   1,000 head     percent   --- number ---       1,000 head    percent 
                 :                                                                       
Colorado ........:    70       74     106      9.60     8.80       672      651     97   
Illinois ........:   245      255     104     10.10    10.00     2,475    2,550    103   
Indiana .........:   135      130      96      9.55     9.20     1,289    1,196     93   
Iowa ............:   465      495     106     10.35     9.90     4,813    4,901    102   
Kansas ..........:    79       84     106      9.80     9.15       774      769     99   
Michigan ........:    53       53     100     10.25     9.20       543      488     90   
Minnesota .......:   275      290     105     10.55    10.50     2,901    3,045    105   
Missouri ........:   180      185     103     10.35     9.10     1,863    1,684     90   
Nebraska ........:   165      170     103     10.50    10.55     1,733    1,794    104   
North Carolina ..:   440      440     100      9.50     8.40     4,180    3,696     88   
                 :                                                                       
Ohio ............:    86       95     110     10.10     8.00       869      760     87   
Oklahoma ........:   185      185     100     10.20     9.15     1,887    1,693     90   
Pennsylvania ....:    44       46     105     10.30    10.40       453      478    106   
South Dakota ....:    86       85      99     10.60    10.65       912      905     99   
Texas ...........:    37       44     119      8.60     8.60       318      378    119   
Utah ............:    43       41      95      9.90    10.00       426      410     96   
                 :                                                                       
Other States 2/ .:   200      195      97      9.93     9.84     1,991    1,918     96   
                 :                                                                       
United States ...: 2,788    2,867     103     10.08     9.53    28,099   27,316     97   
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1/ Number of pigs born December-February that were still on hand March 1, or had been    
   sold.                                                                                 
2/ Individual State estimates not available for the 34 Other States.                     

Sows Farrowing, Pigs per Litter, and Pig Crop - States and United States: March-May 2012-2014
[May not add due to rounding]
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                    :                Sows farrowing                 :    Pigs per litter    :            Pig crop 1/            
                    :-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                    :           :           :           :           :           :           :           :           :           
        State       :           :           :           :  2014 as  :           :           :           :           :  2013 as  
                    :   2012    :   2013    :  2014 2/  :  percent  :   2012    :   2013    :   2012    :   2013    :  percent  
                    :           :           :           :  of 2013  :           :           :           :           :  of 2012  
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                    :   --------- 1,000 head --------      percent      ----- number ----      --- 1,000 head ---      percent  
                    :                                                                                                           
Colorado ...........:      70          69          78        113         9.95        9.50         697         656         94    
Illinois ...........:     250         250         255        102        10.10       10.30       2,525       2,575        102    
Indiana ............:     145         125         130        104         9.75        9.85       1,414       1,231         87    
Iowa ...............:     495         475         500        105        10.40       10.50       5,148       4,988         97    
Kansas .............:      87          79          86        109         9.45        9.95         822         786         96    
Michigan ...........:      50          50          48         96        10.10       10.20         505         510        101    
Minnesota ..........:     305         290         285         98        10.25       10.70       3,126       3,103         99    
Missouri ...........:     185         180         185        103        10.30       10.50       1,906       1,890         99    
Nebraska ...........:     180         160         175        109        10.55       10.75       1,899       1,720         91    
North Carolina .....:     470         460         450         98         9.90       10.05       4,653       4,623         99    
                    :                                                                                                           
Ohio ...............:      91          80          90        113         9.85       10.30         896         824         92    
Oklahoma ...........:     190         185         190        103         9.80       10.30       1,862       1,906        102    
Pennsylvania .......:      50          44          46        105         9.90       10.20         495         449         91    
South Dakota .......:      94          88          85         97        10.40       10.90         978         959         98    
Texas ..............:      47          38          49        129         8.70        8.90         409         338         83    
Utah ...............:      41          41          38         93        10.25       10.30         420         422        100    
                    :                                                                                                           
Other States 3/ ....:     202         202         194         96        10.01       10.11       2,025       2,046        101    
                    :                                                                                                           
United States ......:   2,952       2,816       2,884        102        10.09       10.31      29,780      29,026         97    
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1/ Number of pigs born March-May that were still on hand June 1, or had been sold.                                              
2/ Intentions                                                                                                                   
3/ Individual State estimates not available for the 34 Other States.                                                            

Sows Farrowing, Pigs per Litter, and Pig Crop - States and United States: June-August 2012-2014
[May not add due to rounding]
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 :            Sows farrowing             :  Pigs per litter  :         Pig crop 1/         
                 :-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 :         :         : 2014 2/ : 2014 as :         :         :         :  2013   : 2013 as 
      State      :         :         :         :         :         :         :         :         :         
                 :  2012   :  2013   :         : percent :         :         :  2012   :         : percent 
                 :         :         :         : of 2013 :  2012   :  2013   :         :         : of 2012 
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 :  ------- 1,000 head ------    percent    ---- number ---    -- 1,000 head --    percent 
                 :                                                                                         
Colorado ........:     66        70        79      113       9.50      9.50       627       665      106   
Illinois ........:    250       255       265      104      10.10     10.20     2,525     2,601      103   
Indiana .........:    150       125       140      112       9.70     10.10     1,455     1,263       87   
Iowa ............:    495       485       510      105      10.45     10.60     5,173     5,141       99   
Kansas ..........:     86        81        89      110       9.80     10.05       843       814       97   
Michigan ........:     52        52        50       96      10.10     10.10       525       525      100   
Minnesota .......:    310       295       290       98      10.35     10.80     3,209     3,186       99   
Missouri ........:    185       195       185       95      10.60     10.40     1,961     2,028      103   
Nebraska ........:    170       165       175      106      10.50     10.85     1,785     1,790      100   
North Carolina ..:    455       470       450       96       9.90     10.10     4,505     4,747      105   
                 :                                                                                         
Ohio ............:     90        90        93      103       9.95     10.40       896       936      104   
Oklahoma ........:    190       190       205      108       9.95     10.30     1,891     1,957      103   
Pennsylvania ....:     49        48        47       98      10.10     10.20       495       490       99   
South Dakota ....:     95        86        88      102      10.10     10.90       960       937       98   
Texas ...........:     46        42        58      138       8.50      8.30       391       349       89   
Utah ............:     42        43        40       93      10.20     10.00       428       430      100   
                 :                                                                                         
Other States 3/ .:    197       210       196       93      10.06     10.14     1,985     2,128      107   
                 :                                                                                         
United States ...:  2,928     2,902     2,960      102      10.13     10.33    29,654    29,987      101   
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1/ Number of pigs born June-August that were still on hand September 1, or had been sold.                  
2/ Intentions.                                                                                             
3/ Individual State estimates not available for the 34 Other States.                                       

Sows Farrowing, Pigs per Litter, and Pig Crop - States and United States: September-November 2012 and 2013
[May not add due to rounding]
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                    :          Sows Farrowing           :    Pigs per litter    :            Pig crop 1/            
                    :-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                    :           :           :  2013 as  :           :           :           :           :  2013 as  
        State       :   2012    :   2013    :  percent  :   2012    :   2013    :   2012    :   2013    :  percent  
                    :           :           :  of 2012  :           :           :           :           :  of 2012  
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                    :   --- 1,000 head --      percent      ----- number ----      --- 1,000 head ---      percent  
                    :                                                                                               
Colorado ...........:      68          72        106         9.95        9.40         677         677        100    
Illinois ...........:     245         245        100        10.00       10.20       2,450       2,499        102    
Indiana ............:     140         140        100         9.95       10.05       1,393       1,407        101    
Iowa ...............:     505         480         95        10.30       10.60       5,202       5,088         98    
Kansas .............:      80          82        103         9.80        9.25         784         759         97    
Michigan ...........:      53          52         98        10.20       10.15         541         528         98    
Minnesota ..........:     295         300        102        10.40       10.80       3,068       3,240        106    
Missouri ...........:     185         185        100        10.35       10.30       1,915       1,906        100    
Nebraska ...........:     170         170        100        10.50       10.75       1,785       1,828        102    
North Carolina .....:     450         455        101        10.10        9.50       4,545       4,323         95    
                    :                                                                                               
Ohio ...............:      91          90         99        10.00       10.40         910         936        103    
Oklahoma ...........:     185         190        103        10.15        9.95       1,878       1,891        101    
Pennsylvania .......:      50          49         98        10.10       10.30         505         505        100    
South Dakota .......:      90          85         94        10.40       10.75         936         914         98    
Texas ..............:      41          41        100         8.60        8.55         353         351         99    
Utah ...............:      41          41        100        10.40       10.10         426         414         97    
                    :                                                                                               
Other States 2/ ....:     199         205        103         9.80        9.90       1,951       2,032        104    
                    :                                                                                               
United States ......:   2,888       2,882        100        10.15       10.16      29,319      29,298        100    
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1/ Number of pigs born September-November that were still on hand December 1, or had been sold.                     
2/ Individual State estimates not available for the 34 Other States.                                                

Monthly Sows Farrowing, Pigs per Litter, and Pig Crop - United States:
December-November 2013 and 2014
[Blank data cells indicate estimation period has not yet begun]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :   Sows farrowing 1/   :    Pigs per litter    :      Pig crop 1/      
      Month     :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
                :   2013    :   2014    :   2013    :   2014    :   2013    :   2014    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :  --- 1,000 head --        ---- number ----       --- 1,000 head ---   
                :                                                                       
December 2/ ....:     926        956        10.01       9.60         9,265      9,180   
January ........:     931        961        10.07       9.47         9,376      9,099   
February .......:     932        950        10.15       9.51         9,458      9,037   
March ..........:     953                   10.24                    9,765              
April ..........:     929                   10.30                    9,563              
May ............:     935                   10.38                    9,699              
June ...........:     971                   10.31                   10,010              
July ...........:     963                   10.30                    9,923              
August .........:     968                   10.38                   10,054              
September ......:     978                   10.28                   10,049              
October ........:     960                   10.17                    9,767              
November .......:     944                   10.04                    9,482              
                :                                                                       
Total ..........:  11,389                   10.22                  116,410              
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1/ Monthly values may not add to quarterly or annual totals due to rounding.            
2/ December preceding year.                                                             

Statistical Methodology

Survey Procedures: A random sample of roughly 7,800 United States producers 
was surveyed to provide data for these estimates. Survey procedures ensured 
that all hog and pig producers, regardless of size, had a chance to be 
included in the survey. Large operations were sampled more heavily than small 
operations. During the first half of March 2014, data were collected from 
about 6,100 operations, 78 percent of the total sample. The data collected 
were received by electronic data reporting (EDR), mail, telephone, and face-
to-face personal interviews. Regardless of when operations responded, they 
were asked to report inventories as of March 1, 2014.

Estimating Procedures: Hogs and pigs estimates were prepared by the 
Agricultural Statistics Board after reviewing recommendations and analysis 
submitted by each field office. National and State survey data were reviewed 
for reasonableness with each other and with estimates from past years using a 
balance sheet. The balance sheet begins with the previous inventory estimate, 
adds the estimates of births and imports, and subtracts the estimates of 
slaughter, exports, and deaths. This indicated ending inventory level is 
compared to the Agricultural Statistics Board estimate 
for reasonableness.

Revision Policy: Revisions to previous estimates are made to improve quarter 
to quarter relationships. Estimates for the previous four quarters are 
subject to revision when current estimates are made. In December, estimates 
for all quarters of the current and previous year are reviewed. The reviews 
are primarily based on hog check-off receipts and slaughter. Estimates will 
also be reviewed after data from the Department of Agriculture five-year 
Census of Agriculture are available. No revisions will be made after that 
date.

Reliability: Since all operations raising hogs are not included in the 
sample, survey estimates are subject to sampling variability. Survey results 
are also subject to non-sampling errors such as omissions, duplication, and 
mistakes in reporting, recording, and processing the data. The effects of 
these errors cannot be measured directly. They are minimized through rigid 
quality controls in the data collection process and through a careful review 
of all reported data for consistency and reasonableness.

To assist users in evaluating the reliability of the estimates in this 
report, the "Root Mean Square Error" is shown for selected items in the 
following table. The "Root Mean Square Error" is a statistical measure based 
on past performance and is computed using the difference between first and 
final estimates. The "Root Mean Square Error" for hog inventory estimates 
over the past 20 quarters is 1.1 percent. This means that chances are 2 out 
of 3 that the final estimate will not be above or below the current estimate 
of 62.9 million head by more than 1.1 percent. Chances are 9 out of 10 that 
the difference will not exceed 1.9 percent.

Reliability of March 1 Hog Estimates
[Based on data for the previous twenty quarters]
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              :  Root mean   :  90 percent  :        Difference between first and latest estimate         
                              : square error :  confidence  :         :         :         :               :               
                              :              :    level     :-------------------------------------------------------------
             Item             :              :              :         :         :         :             Years             
                              :              :              :         :         :         :-------------------------------
                              :              :              : Average :Smallest : Largest : Below latest  : Above latest  
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              :   percent        percent        --------- 1,000 --------         ----- number -----       
                              :                                                                                           
All hogs and pigs ............:     1.1            1.9          581       26       1,559         13               7       
                              :                                                                                           
Pig crop .....................:     1.6            2.8          388        0       1,085         10              10       
                              :                                                                                           
Expected farrowings           :                                                                                           
                              :                                                                                           
  Next quarter ...............:     2.3            3.9           52        0         167         12               8       
                              :                                                                                           
  Following quarter ..........:     2.0            3.5           49        6         117         11               9       
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Information Contacts

Listed below are the commodity specialists in the Livestock 
Branch of the National Agricultural Statistics Service to 
contact for additional information. E-mail inquiries may be sent 
to nass@nass.usda.gov

Dan Kerestes, Chief, Livestock Branch ........... (202) 720-3570

Scott Hollis, Head, Livestock Section ........... (202) 690-2424
   Travis Averill - Cattle, Cattle on Feed ...... (202) 720-3040
   Doug Bounds - Hogs and Pigs .................. (202) 720-3106
   Alissa Cowell-Mytar - Sheep and Goats......... (202) 720-4751
   Donnie Fike - Dairy Products ................. (202) 690-3236
   Tiffany Hora - Livestock Slaughter ........... (515) 284-4340
   Mike Miller - Milk Production and Milk Cows .. (202) 720-3278

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