Iowa's Pig/Hog Population Largest In U.S.

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Iowa's hog inventory continues to surpass all other states in the country.

The United States Department of Agriculture says in its latest report released Friday that the state has 20.6 million hogs and pigs on farms as of December 1st, a three percent jump from the same period last year.

The report shows Iowa leads the country in total inventory by a comfortable margin. North Carolina comes in second with nine million hogs and pigs.

The USDA says Nebraska's inventory of hogs and pigs was three million, down five percent from the same period last year. It's also down five percent from September.

Inventory of all hogs and pigs in the United States is down. It was more than 66 million head as of December 1st, down slightly from the same period last year and two percent from September.

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