USDA-NASS released the Hogs and Pigs Report on Thursday afternoon.
Illinois inventory of all hogs and pigs on March 1, 2020 was 5.40 million head, down 1 percent from December 1, 2019 but up 3 percent from last year.
Breeding inventory, at 580,000 head, was down 10,000 from the previous quarter but up 20,000 from last year. Market hog inventory, at 4.82 million head, was down 1 percent from last quarter but up 3 percent from last year.
The December-February 2020 pig crop, at 3.18 million head, was up 10 percent from 2019. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 290,000 head, up 20,000 from a year ago. The average pigs saved per litter was 10.95 for the December-February period, compared with 10.65 last year.