Hog and Pig Sales
The 2007 Census of Agriculture shows an increase in the value of hog and pig sales. During 2007, U.S. sales of hogs and pigs totaled $18.1 billion, an increase of $5.7 billion, or 46 percent, from 2002. These sales accounted for 6 percent of all agricultural products sold in the United States during 2007. The largest increases in sales were seen in Iowa (+$1.75 billion), North Carolina (+$921 million) and Minnesota (+$742 million).
Duplin County in North Carolina was the largest single county in terms of hog and pig sales during 2007, with $724 million, or 4 percent of the total U.S. value.