Hog inventory on March 1 up slightly over year

Hog inventory on March 1 up slightly over year

Economists suggest USDA revisions could mean larger hog supplies at year-end.

As of March 1, there were 67.6 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, up slightly from March 2015 but down 1% from Dec. 1, 2015, according to the "Quarterly Hogs & Pigs" report published March 25 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Breeding inventory, at 5.98 million head, was down slightly from last year and down slightly from the previous quarter.

The market hog inventory, at 61.7 million head, was up slightly from last year

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