Wisconsin Has 400,000 Hogs and Pigs

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.