Productivity of the US Breeding Herd

Last week I was asked by 2 different clients for data on the productivity of the US breeding herd. In reply to their question I went back and looked at data from the quarterly USDA Hogs and Pigs report. I reviewed the data from June 1 thru May 31 for the 1992-93, 2002-03 and 2012-13 periods. I also reviewed the data from the PigCHAMP record system annual production summary for US cooperators. Read More...