The Illinois Hogs and Pigs report was released last Friday.
Illinois inventory of all hogs and pigs on December 1, 2016 was 5.1 million head, up 2 percent from Sept 1, 2016 but the same as last year. Breeding inventory, at 540,000 head, was up 10,000 from the previous quarter and up 50,000 head from last year. Market hog inventory, at 4.56 million head, was up 2 percent from last quarter but down 1 percent from last year.
The Sep-Nov 2016 pig crop, at 2.76 million head, was up 13 percent from 2015. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 260,000 head, up 25,000 head from a year ago. The average pigs saved per litter was 10.60 for the Sep-Nov period, compared with 10.35 last year.