Nebraska's hog inventory drops 6 percent

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Posted: Dec 31, 2009 11:01 AM

Nebraska had 6 percent fewer hogs and pigs on Dec. 1 than it did a year earlier.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday that the state's total inventory of hogs and pigs fell to 3.15 million head.

The national inventory of hogs and pigs was also down on Dec. 1, but not nearly as much as the Nebraska numbers. The national hog and pig inventory declined 2 percent to 65.8 million head.

The Nebraska breeding inventory dropped 3 percent to 370,000 hogs.


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