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Livestock Round Up: Hog Herd up 5 Percent, Fat Hogs up 13 Percent

USDA released a bearish quarterly Hogs and Pigs report this afternoon, with all categories coming in above the consensus pre-report expectations. The report shows four new records:   All hogs and pigs inventory on 1 June  Market hog inventory on 1 June Pig crop for the March-May quarter Pigs saved per litter for the March-May quarter The hog sector is on a remarkable run of production efficiency gains. Pigs saved per litter were 11.01 for the quarter, which compares to last year at 11. That caps off a string of four consecutive quarters of records for the respective quarters. The data go back to 1970. Sows farrowing during March-May totaled 3.17 million head, 101 percent of 2019. The industry exp...

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