The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported quarterly hog inventories at 67.5 million head, up slightly from a year ago and 3 percent above the previous quarterly report. But farrowing, or breeding, intentions were less than expected and point to smaller herds for 2013. Producers said they will farrow 2.85 million sows for the September through November 2012 period, down 3 percent from 2011, and 2.82 million sows for the December 2012 through February 2013 period, down 1 percent from a ...
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