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U.S. - Canadian Hog Inventory Up Slightly

by 5m Editor
19 February 2007, at 10:47am

US - This publication by the the National Agricultural Statistics Service is a result of a joint effort by Statistics Canada and NASS to release the total hogs, breeding, market hogs, sows farrowed, and pig crop for both countries within one publication. This information was requested by the U.S. hog industry to provide producers additional information about potential hog supplies.

National Agricultural Statistics Service

Inventory of all hogs and pigs for December 2006 in the U.S. and Canada was 76.5 million head. This was up slightly from December 2005 and up 1 percent from 2004. The breeding inventory, at 7.71 million head, was up 1 percent from a year ago, and up slightly from last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 68.8 million head, was up slightly from last year, but down 1 percent from last quarter. The pig crop, at 35.0 million head, was up 1 percent from both 2005 and 2004. Sows farrowed during this period totaled 3.80 million head, up slightly from last year.

U.S. inventory of all hogs and pigs on December 1, 2006 was 62.1 million head. This was up 1 percent from December 1, 2005, but down 1 percent from September 1, 2006. Breeding inventory, at 6.09 million head, was up 1 percent from last year and up slightly from the previous quarter. Market hog inventory, at 56.1 million head, was up 1 percent from last year, but down 1 percent from last quarter.

Inventory of all hogs and pigs on January 1, 2007 in Canada was 14.3 million head, down 3 percent from last year but up slightly from last quarter. The breeding inventory, at 1.62 million head, was down 1 percent from last year but up slightly from last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 12.7 million head, was down 3 percent from last year but up fractionally from last quarter. The pig crop, at 8.43 million head, was up 1 percent from 2006 but down 2 percent from 2005. Sows farrowed during this period totaled 892,000 head, up 1 percent from last year.

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