This report provides a commentary on the changes in the composition and structure of the U. S. hog breeding herd by size of operation and efficiency of the breeding herd in comparison with historical trends. In addition, Information on inventory, annual pig crop, slaughter weights, dressing percent, value, imports, litter rate, farrowing, and gross income is also contained within this report. Data was collected from hog operations via probability surveys, and estimates were prepared by the Agricultural Statistics Board.
This special report presents historical data on the sheep and goat industries including a historical overview of the sheep and goat sector, inventory, operation numbers, inventory values, sheep, lamb, and wool prices, lamb crop, and value of production. The report highlights changes in the sheep industry over the past quarter century, such as in numbers of sheep and goats, wool production, slaughter, and gross income. The data in the report is based on a probability survey of all operations with at least one head of sheep or goats.