Kansas hog inventory down six percent
Kansas inventory of all hogs and pigs on Sept. 1 was 1.93 million head, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This was down 6 percent from Sept. 1, 2021, but up one percent from June 1, 2022.
Breeding hog inventory, at 160,000 head, was down three percent from Sept. 1, 2021, but up three percent from last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 1.77 million head, was down six percent from last year, but up one percent from last quarter.
The June to August 2022 Kansas pig crop, at 927,000 head, was down two percent from 2021. Sows farrowed during the period totaled 85,000 head, down three percent from last year. The average pigs saved per litter was 10.90 for the June to August period, compared to 10.80 last year.
Kansas hog producers intend to farrow 82,000 sows during the September to November 2022 quarter, down four percent from the actual farrowings during the same period a year ago. Intended farrowings for December 2022 through February 2023 are 77,000 sows, down six percent from the actual farrowings during the same period a year ago.