- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 23, 2015

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - The number of hogs in North Dakota as 2015 comes to an end is down 1 percent from the previous year.

The most recent inventory from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows hogs and pigs in the state on Dec. 1 totaled 138,000 head. The breeding hog inventory was 31,000 head and the market hog inventory was 107,000 head. The market hog inventory was up 1 percent over the year.

The 2015 North Dakota pig crop, at 736,000 head, was down 4 percent from 2014. Sows farrowed during that period totaled 68,000 head, down 5 percent from last year.

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