10 million hogs with nowhere to go


At current capacity levels, more than 170,000 market-ready hogs per day can’t be processed into the food supply. These hogs will eventually stay on farms too long and grow too large to be accepted by harvest facilities.

It is estimated that up to 10.069 million market hogs will need to be euthanized between the weeks ending on April 25 and Sept. 19, resulting in a severe emotional and financial toll on hog farmers.