USDA to Survey Pork Producers for Inventries, Intentions
Pennsylvania Ag Connection - 08/10/2017
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is contacting producers for the September Hogs and Pigs Survey. The agency will survey pork producers for detailed information on market hog and breeding stock
inventories as well as pig crop and farrowing intentions.
"According to the most recent Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report in June, there were 71.7 million hogs and pigs in the United States," said King Whetstone, director of the Northeastern Regional Field Office. "The September survey and resulting report will
continue to provide important indicators for the industry of what changes are occurring -- if any."
NASS will mail the questionnaires to all producers selected for the survey in late August. To ensure all survey participants have an opportunity to respond, NASS interviewers will contact producers who do not respond by mail or online to conduct telephone
and personal interviews.
The data gathered in these quarterly surveys allow NASS to accurately measure and report conditions and trends in the U.S. pork industry over the course of the year. The information is used by all sectors of the industry to help make sound and timely business
NASS will publish the survey results in the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report on Sept. 28.
For more information, call the NASS Northeastern Regional Field Office at 1-800-498-1518.