U.S. inventory of all hogs and pigs on December 1, 2011, was 65.9 million head, up 2% from December 1, 2010, but down 1% from September 1, 2011, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's quarterly report.
Breeding inventory, at 5.8 million head, was up slightly from 2010 numbers, but down slightly from June through August 2011. Market hog inventory, at 60.1 million head, was up 2% from 2010, but down 1% from the third quarter of 2011.
The September-November 2011 pig crop, at 29 million head, was up 2% from 2010 numbers. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 2.89 million head, up slightly from 2010. The sows farrowed during this quarter represented 50% of the breeding herd. The average pigs saved per litter was a record high 10.02 for the September-November 2011 period, compared to 9.89 in 2010. Pigs saved per litter by size of operation ranged from 7.4 for operations with 1-99 hogs and pigs to 10.1 for operations with more than 5,000 hogs and pigs.
Updated figures show performance of finishing herd in Britain continues to improve
Complex project initiated by Israeli company has expected production capacity of 3,000 tons per year live weight
ACMC veterinary consultant advises storing semen at 17 degrees Celsius
Irish agriculture authority Teagasc allocates EUR3 million (USD4.1 million) for facility
Two countries agree to trade deal that could be worth GBP45 million to British pig industry
Scientists have only begun to investigate the effects of deoxynivalenol on swine and the data is proving to be quite interesting!
Investment is hoped to improve the efficiency of pork plant in Storm Lake, Iowa
PROjEN BioEnergy develops technology converting pig waste into energy
Pork prices will remain high though year-end due to China’s festival season.
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