USDA to conduct quarterly hogs and pigs survey


Clint Walker, Journal Gazette & Times-Courier (IL)

Jun 2, 2021


SPRINGFIELD — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is contacting producers for the June Hogs and Pigs Survey. Each quarter this survey provides comprehensive information on market hog and breeding stock inventories as well as pig crop and farrowing intentions in the US.


“The March Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report showed total hogs in Illinois at 5.25 million, a level it has remained near over the last six years,” said Mark Schleusener, state statistician of the NASS Illinois Office. “The U.S. inventory was 74.8 million, down about 1.5 million.”


The data gathered in the June survey will allow NASS to accurately measure and report conditions and trends in the U.S. pork industry over the last three months. The information...