LINCOLN — Nebraska’s June 1 inventory of hogs and pigs was at 3.7 million head, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

The total was 6 percent more than June 1, 2018, and up 3 percent from March 1, 2019.

Breeding inventory, at 460,000 head, was up 7 percent from a year ago and market hog inventory, at 3.24 million head, was up 6 percent.

The March-May 2019 pig crop of 2.24 million head, was up 4 percent; sows farrowed, at 195,000, were up 3 percent; and average pigs saved per litter was a record high 11.5.

June-August 2019 farrowing intentions of 200,000 sows would be up 8 percent from actual farrowing in the same 2018 quarter.

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