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WASHINGTON -- Michigan’s total hog and pig inventory on June 1 was estimated at 1.12 million head, down 30,000 head from a year ago, according to Marlo Johnson, Director of the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region. Breeding hog inventory, at 110,000 head, was unchanged from last June. Market hog inventory, at 1,010,000 head, was down 3 percent from last year. The average pigs saved per litter for the March to May quarter was 10.50, unchanged from the same period last year. 

Indiana’s total hog and pig inventory on June 1 was estimated at 4.0 million head, up 150,000 head from a year ago, according to Greg Matli, State Statistician of the USDA, NASS, Indiana Field Office. Breeding hog inventory, at 260,000 head, was unchanged from last June. Market hog inventory, at 3,740,000 head, was up 4 percent from last year. The average pigs saved per litter for the March to May quarter was 10.50, up 0.1 from the same period last year. 

Ohio’s total hog and pig inventory on June 1 was estimated at 2.7 million head, up 150,000 head from a year ago, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician of the USDA, NASS, Indiana Field Office. Breeding hog inventory, at 190,000 head, was up 6 percent from last June. Market hog inventory, at 2,510,000 head, was up 6 percent from last year. The average pigs saved per litter for the March to May quarter was 10.60, up 0.1 from the same period last year. 

United States inventory of all hogs and pigs on June 1, 2017 was 71.7 million head. This was up 3 percent from June 1, 2016, and up 1 percent from March 1, 2017. This is the highest June 1 inventory of all hogs and pigs since estimates began in 1964. 

Breeding inventory, at 6.07 million head, was up 2 percent from last year, and up slightly from the previous quarter. Market hog inventory, at 65.6 million head, was up 4 percent from last year, and up 1 percent from last quarter. This is the highest June 1 market hog inventory since estimates began in 1964. 

The March-May 2017 pig crop, at 32.3 million head, was up 4 percent from 2016. This is the second largest March-May pig crop since estimates began in 1970. Sows farrowed during this period totaled 3.06 million head, up 3 percent from 2016. 

The sows farrowed during this quarter represented 50 percent of the breeding herd. The average pigs saved per litter was a record high 10.55 for the March-May period, compared to 10.48 last year. Pigs saved per litter by size of operation ranged from 7.70 for operations with 1-99 hogs and pigs to 10.60 for operations with more than 5,000 hogs and pigs. 

United States hog producers intend to have 3.06 million sows farrow during the June-August 2017 quarter, up slightly from the actual farrowings during the same period in 2016, and up 2 percent from 2015. Intended farrowings for September-November 2017, at 3.06 million sows, are up slightly from 2016, and up 4 percent from 2015. 

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