Hog & Pig Farming in the US: Market Research Report

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Hog & Pig Farming Market Research Report | NAICS 11221 | Apr 2015

Pigs fly: Profit and revenue return to healthy levels as downstream demand remains high

IBISWorld’s Hog & Pig Farming market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Over the past five years, the Hog and Pig Farming industry has worked itself out of a dirty corner. The industry grew strongly as demand for pork products resurged, evidenced by double-digit growth in processed meat exports and higher prices for farmers. As demand for pork remains steady and the price of feed decreases, the industry is expected to continue growing during the next five years. Moderate feed prices will allow hog and pig farms to reduce their operating costs, earn higher profit margins and subsequently continue expanding their operations. Additionally, the price of red meat, which includes pork, is expected to remain at historic highs through 2020. With some products, high prices tend to decrease demand... purchase to read more

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While livestock raised in this industry are largely homogenous, hog and pig farming operations differentiate themselves according to their stage in the hog raising process. Generally, hog production is a 3-stage process, beginning with the farrowing and ending with finishing. The different types of industry farms include farrow-to-wean, farrow-to-feeder, nursery, farrow-to-finish and finish only farms.

Farrow-to-wean operations are the first stage in hog production; here, piglets are born and suckled by their mother for three weeks. Farrow-to-wean farms account for about 8.5% of industry operations. Next come nursery operations, where weaned piglets spend on average 8 weeks until they grow to about 50 pounds; nursery-only farms account for about 3.0% of industry farm... purchase to read more


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What is the Hog & Pig Farming Industry?

Establishments in this industry farm hogs and pigs in operations that include breeding, farrowing, weaning and raising feeder pigs or market-size hogs. The term "pig" usually refers to the domestic mammal when it is young or small, while "hog" is the name typically given to domesticated pigs that weigh more than 120 pounds. While hog feedlots are included in the industry, the transportation of the livestock is excluded.

Industry Products
Market hogsFeeder pigsCull stockBreeding stock
Industry Activities
Farrow-to-finish operationsFeeder pig farmingHog feedlots (except stockyards for transportation)Hog and pig farms (including breeding, farrowing, nursery and finishing activities)Weaning pig operations

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