The latest reports from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service on Nebraska livestock and poultry numbers:
Layers & Eggs: All layers in Nebraska during December 2019 totaled 9.14 million, up from 8.60 million the previous year. Nebraska egg production during December totaled 234 million eggs, up from 219 million in 2018.
Hogs: Nebraska’s inventory of all hogs and pigs on December 1, 2019, was 3.75 million head. This was up 6 percent from December 1, 2018. The breeding hog inventory, at 440,000 head, was unchanged from December 1, 2018. The market hog inventory, at 3.31 million head, was up 6 percent from the prior year.
Milk: Milk production in Nebraska during the October- December 2019 quarter totaled 354 million pounds, unchanged from the October-December quarter of the prior year. The average number of milk cows was 58,000 head, 1,000 head less than the same period last year.