January’s Indiana agriculture report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture showed that December 2012′s hog inventory in the state was the same as it was a year earlier.
In November, Indiana’s red meat production was down two percent, according to the USDA’s report. The report also shows that pork production in the state, 203.9 million pounds in November, greatly outpaces beef production, which stood at 3.3 million pounds.
In December, the farm prices received index in Indiana dropped five points, according to the report. Corn and soybeans increased from November, but wheat and milk decreased. Producers got lower prices for milk, eggs, turkeys and lettuce, but got higher prices for cattle, broilers (that would be chicken), soybeans and grapes. December’s drop was still up 12 percent above the previous December.
The final section of the report showed Indiana egg production at 582 million eggs in November, up 14 percent from a year earlier.