H&P Report Expected to Show Strong Expansion Continues

Posted on Fri, 12/20/2019 - 14:21

On average, analysts surveyed by Reuters expect USDA will report the Dec. 1 pig crop up nearly 3% from year-ago at around 77.088 million head. The report will be released at 2:00 p.m. CT. We’ll have coverage of the data online and in “Evening Report.”

 

Range of estimates
(% of year-ago)

Average estimate
(% of year-ago)

All hogs Dec. 1

102.0-103.5

102.9

Kept for breeding

100.5-102.8

101.6

Kept for marketing

102.1-103.6

103.0

 

 

 

Market hog inventory

 

 

  under 50 lbs.

101.4-103.7

102.7

  50 lbs.-119 lbs.

101.2-103.6

102.3

  120 lbs.-179 lbs.

102.2-104.4

102.9

  Over 180 lbs.

102.8-105.5

104.5

 

 

 

Pig crop (Sept.-Nov.)

101.6-104.2

103.0

Pigs per litter (Sept.-Nov.)

101.1-104.1

102.9

Farrowings (Sept.-Nov.)

99.4-101.6

100.1

Farrowing intentions (Dec.-Feb.)

99.9-101.2

100.5

Farrowing intentions (March-May)

100.4-102.8

101.2