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Cattle And Hog Inventory Up In U.S.

The United States Hog Inventory is up 2% compared to the same period last year.

United States inventory of all hogs and pigs on December 1 was 73.2 million head, up 2% from December 1, 2016, but down slightly from September 1 of this year.

The September-November 2017 pig crop, at 33.4 million head, was up 3 percent from 2016.

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.5 million head on December 1, 2017. The inventory was 8 percent above December 1, 2016.

Marketings of fed cattle during November totaled 1.84 million head, 3 percent above 2016. And Marketings were the highest for November since the series began in 1996.