Quarterly hogs & pigs report
Illinois inventory of all hogs and pigs on June 1, 2018 was 5.35 million head, up 1 percent from March 1, 2018 and up 2 percent from last year.
Breeding inventory, at 570,000 head, was up 20,000 from the previous quarter and up 40,000 from last year. Market hog inventory, at 4.78 million head, was up 1 percent from last quarter and up 1 percent from last year.
The March-May 2018 pig crop, at 2.94 million head, was up 9 percent from 2017. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 275,000 head, up 20,000 from a year ago. The average pigs saved per litter was 10.70 for the March-May period, compared with 10.55 last year.