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Illinois hog & pig inventory up

Illinois inventory of all hogs and pigs on March 1, 2024 was 5.60 million head, up 2 percent from December 1, 2023 and up 3 percent from last year.

Breeding inventory, at 670,000 head, was up 40,000 from the previous quarter and up 20,000 from last year. Market hog inventory, at 4.93 million head, was up 1 percent from last quarter and up 3 percent from last year. The December-February 2024 pig crop, at 3.30 million head, was up 11 percent from 2023. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 300,000 head, up 20,000 from a year ago.

The average pigs saved per litter was 11.00 for the December-February period, compared with 10.60 last year.


Illinois Agricultural Prices info:

The February Prices Received Index 2011 Base (Agricultural Production), at 120.0, increased 7.1 percent from January but decreased 5.4 percent from February 2023. At 100.3, the Crop Production Index was up 2.1 percent from last month but down 17 percent from the previous year.

The Livestock Production Index, at 141.3, increased 3.5 percent from January, and 6.0 percent from February last year. Producers received higher prices during February for market eggs, cattle, lettuce, and hogs but lower prices for corn, soybeans, broilers, and wheat.

In addition to prices, the volume change of commodities marketed also influences the indexes. In February, there was increased monthly movement for cattle, milk, broilers, and market eggs and decreased marketing of soybeans, corn, wheat, and tobacco.


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