Oklahoma Hog Inventory Up 7 Percent From JuneFri, 26 Sep 2014 17:55:10 CDT
The September 1, 2014 Oklahoma hog and pig inventory, at 2.02 million head, was 9 percent lower than September 2013. The number of breeding hogs totaled 430 thousand head, up 10 thousand head from last year. The September 1 market hog inventory was down 11 percent from a year ago at 1.59 million head, 79 percent of the total hog and pig inventory.
The June-August 2014 Oklahoma pig crop totaled 1.89 million head, 3 percent below last year. Pigs per litter averaged 9.7, down 6 percent from the previous year. During June through August 2014, 195 thousand sows farrowed in Oklahoma, up 3 percent from last year.
The U.S. inventory of all hogs and pigs on September 1, 2014, is estimated at 65.4 million head, down 2 percent from a year ago but up 6 percent from June 1, 2014. The breeding hog inventory, at 5.92 million head, was up 2 percent from last year and up 1 percent from the previous quarter. Market hog inventory, at 59.4 million head, was down 3 percent from last year, but up 7 percent from last quarter.
The U.S. pig crop for June-August 2014, at 29.5 million, was down 1 percent from 2013. U.S. producers intend to have 2.89 million sows farrow during the September - November 2014 quarter, up 4 percent from the actual farrowings during the same period in 2013, up slightly from 2012. Intended farrowings for December-February 2015, at 2.87 million sows, are up 4 percent from 2014 and up 3 percent from 2013.
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