Some states with the highest rated hog farmers include Iowa, North Carolina, Minnesota, Illinois, Nebraska, Indiana and Missouri. These states also have the highest sales for hogs.
The average age of hog farmers is 51 years, as stated by the Census for Agriculture. About 10 percent of the farmers are women. The research stated that 11 percent of the total number of farmers earned their full income from farming. As of 2012, there were about 68,300 hog farms in the United States. Hog farming is an important industry in the US. It provides more than 35,000 full time jobs and 515,000 indirect jobs.