June is the time of the year when swine producers from around the world migrate to Des Moines, Iowa for the World Pork Expo. For three days, growers obtain the latest information on swine equipment, new biologicals, new swine genetic crosses, government regulations, and nutritional advances. The Soybean Meal INFOcenter each year looks forward to participating in the trade show and visiting with a major user of soybean meal. Swine (nursery pigs, growing/finishing rations, gestation diets and adult maintenance feeds) account for about 25% of all domestic use of soybean meal. Soybean farmers appreciate the opportunity to service the swine industry in providing a uniform, high-quality protein feed ingredient that makes the formulation of productive swine diets a reality. Together, swine producers and soybean farmers have a common goal of expanding Profitable Swine Production. It is a “win-win” for World’s Pork Producers and our Nation’s Soybean Farmers.
This next graph shows the top 10 U.S. states based on the number of hogs and pigs in 2018. Iowa came in first place, where the inventory stood at around 22.6 million hogs and pigs, as of March 2018 estimate. The total number of hogs and pigs in the U.S. is estimated to be about 72.9 million and up 3% from 2017.
Top 10 States in Hogs and Pigs in 2018