USDA to Conduct Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Survey
USAgNet - 08/13/2019
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is contacting producers for the September Hogs and Pigs Survey. This survey is a comprehensive gathering of quarterly data on market hog and breeding stock inventories as
well as pig crop and farrowing intentions in every state.
"Pennsylvania inventory of all hogs and pigs on June 1, 2019 was 1.22 million head. This is down 3% from March 1, 2019," according to King Whetstone, director of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Northeastern Region. "The September survey and
resulting report will continue to provide important indicators for the industry of what changes are occurring -- if any."
NASS will mail the questionnaires to all producers selected for the survey in mid-August. To ensure all survey participants have an opportunity to respond, NASS interviewers will contact producers who do not respond by mail or online to conduct telephone
and personal interviews.
The data gathered in this survey allows NASS to accurately measure and report conditions and trends in the U.S. pork industry. The information is used by all sectors of the industry, including producers themselves, to help make sound and timely business
decisions. NASS will publish the survey results in the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report.