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December Hogs & Pigs report

Illinois inventory of all hogs and pigs on December 1, 2021 was 5.35 million head, down 1 percent from September 1, 2021 and down 2 percent from last year.

Breeding inventory, at 590,000 head, was down 70,000 from the previous quarter but up 40,000 from last year. Market hog inventory, at 4.76 million head, was up slightly from last quarter but down 3 percent from last year. The September-November 2021 pig crop, at 2.68 million head, was down 17 percent from 2020.

Sows farrowing during this period totaled 250,000 head, down 50,000 from a year ago. The average pigs saved per litter was 10.70 for the September-November period, compared with 10.80 last year.


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