On December 1, 2020, there were 400,000 hogs and pigs on Wisconsin farms, according to the latest USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service Hogs and Pigs report. The December 1 inventory was up 10% from last December’s 365,000 head. Breeding hogs accounted for 58,000 head of the total inventory, while market hogs totaled 342,000 head.
The annual pig crop was 1,197,000 head, up 10% from last year, resulting from 105,000 sows farrowed during the December 2019-November 2020 period. The average pigs saved per litter was a record high 11.40 for the year, up 4% from last year.