Annual Productivity Growth in the U.S. Hog Industry

Ron Plain, Professor of Ag Economics
University of Missouri-Columbia
April 23, 2013

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Litters Pigs per Carcass Year per Sow Litter Weights Total ================================================================== 1997 +3.28 +2.78 +1.42 +7.66 1998 +1.35 -0.01 +0.19 +1.53 1999 +2.29 +0.84 +1.04 +4.22 2000 +2.51 +0.35 +1.78 +4.70 2001 +0.34 +0.09 +1.12 +1.56 2002 +1.06 +0.07 +0.39 +1.53 2003 +2.44 +0.61 +0.76 +3.85 2004 +1.05 +0.62 +0.32 +2.00 2005 +0.20 +0.88 +0.73 +1.82 2006 -0.46 +0.79 +0.66 +0.99 2007 +3.89 +1.49 -0.01 +5.43 2008 -0.79 +2.21 -0.25 +1.15 2009 +0.24 +2.13 +0.97 +3.37 2010 +0.73 +1.68 +0.53 +2.97 2011 -0.01 +1.93 +0.88 +2.82 2012 +0.06 +1.04 +0.09 +1.19 5 Yr Avg. +0.05 +1.80 +0.44 +2.30 Sources: USDA Hogs & Pigs Reports, USDA Livestock Slaughter, and MU estimates

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