Kansas inventory of all hogs and pigs on March 1, 2015, was 1.83 million head, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This was
up 12 percent from March 1, 2014, and up 1 percent from December 1, 2014.
Breeding hog inventory, at 175,000 head, was up 3 percent from March 1, 2014, but down 3percent from last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 1.66 million head, was up 13 percent fromlast year, and up 2 percent from last quarter.
The December 2014 – February 2015 Kansas pig crop, at a record high 860,000 head, was up17 percent from 2014. Sows farrowed during the period totaled 86,000 head, up 8 percent from last year. The average pigs saved per litter was a record high 10.00 for the December 2014 – February 2015 period, compared to 9.15 last year.
Kansas hog producers intend to farrow 84,000 sows during the March – May 2015 quarter, up 2 percent from the actual farrowings during the same period a year ago. Intended farrowings forJune – August 2015 are 86,000 sows, up 1 percent from the actual farrowings during the same period the previous year.