Record setting June 1 hog inventory


The total U.S. hog herd grew 5% in the second quarter of 2020, ac­cording to the June Hog and Pigs Report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). 

At the same time, a new analysis suggests as many as 2 million hogs are backed up on U.S. farms because of coronavirus slowdowns and shutdowns at meatpacking plants, Successful Farming reported last week.

The inventory of all hogs and pigs in the U.S. on June 1 was 79.6 million head, up 5% from...

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