Check Out Highlights from NPB’s Webinar Q3 Hogs and Pigs Report

Q3 Hogs and Pigs Report 

USDA released the bullish Q3 Hogs and Pigs Report on September 29. This report shows U.S. inventory of all hogs and pigs as of September 1.

  • All hogs and pigs inventory was 73.8 million head – down 1% from last year, but up 2% from June 1   ​​​​​
  • Breeding inventory was 6.15 million head – down 1% from last year and down slightly from June 1
  • Market hog inventory was 67.6 million head – down 1% from last year and up 2% from last quarter
  • June-August 2022 pig crop was at 33.6 million head – down 1% from last year
  • Sows farrowing during this period totaled 3.02 million head – down 1% from last year. The sows farrowed during this quarter represented 49% of the breeding herd.

During an NPB webinar, Altin Kalo, chief economist with Steiner Consulting Group, explained the specifics of the Hogs and Pigs report, how it is developed and what key factors USDA considers when estimating demand and availability.

Also discussed during the webinar:

Volume and Sentiment of Online Meat Conversations

Jayson Lusk, distinguished professor and head of Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University, led attendees through Purdue’s dashboard tracking volume and sentiment of animal and plant-based protein mentions in social media and traditional news outlets.

Building the Case for Ground Pork

A Checkoff-funded project designed to create value for ground pork in grocery stores positioned pork as an everyday item to be used as an ingredient in recipes.   ​​

Joyce Hoppes with the Iowa Pork Producers Association explained the initial test-and-learn collaboration between NPB and 8 state pork associations and celebrated the 19% sales growth for the test stores.

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Applications Open for Pork Industry Leadership Opportunities 

Board of Directors and Nominating Committee 

NPB is looking for candidates to fill 5 Board of Directors seats and 2 Nominating Committee seats.

Learn more about the qualifications and apply here. Applications are due by Oct. 31.

To effectively respond to and lead on critical interests and needs, the collective pork industry depends on leaders representing a variety of production types, interests, ideas, places and perspectives being willing to serve on the National Pork Board of Directors and Nominating Committee.

The board of directors, in collaboration with USDA under the Pork Act and Pork Order, is responsible and accountable for the collection of national Pork Checkoff funds, their disbursement to state organizations, and their investment in industry promotion, research and consumer information programs.

The nominating committee solicits, screens, interviews, evaluates and recommends board candidates to the Pork Act delegate body for appointment election.

Questions? Email Jamie Byrnes

Pork Leadership Institute 

PLI is a year-long, comprehensive training program designed to prepare young leaders to help lead an ever-changing pork industry. Selected participants will go through 5 learning sessions between February to November, including spokesperson training so they will be able to tell the pork industry’s story from main street to the nation’s capitol.

Those interested in joining the 2022 PLI class should contact their state associations for the application before November 18.

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