This full-text report, issued four times yearly, presents data on the U.S. pig crop for 16 major states and the U.S., including inventory number by class, weight group, farrowings, and farrowing intentions. Pigs per litter and pig crop by quarter are also covered in the report. Data was gathered from a random sample of approximately 7,500 U.S. producers of varying sizes, though large operations were sampled more heavily.
This annual report provides comparisons of preliminary and final inventory estimates and comparisons of preliminary and final production estimates. The estimating program for livestock measures several major categories: inventory, value of inventory, breeding intentions, and production. Also includes information about dairy and poultry. The track records are comprised of National level statistics for the principal livestock commodities in the NASS commodity estimation program.