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U.S. - Canadian Hog Inventory Up Slightly

by 5m Editor
27 April 2007, at 8:24am

US - This publication 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. U.S. inventory numbers were previously released on March 30, 2007.

Inventory of all hogs and pigs for March 2007 in the U.S. and Canada was 75.2 million head. This was up slightly from March 2006 and up 1 percent from 2005. The breeding inventory, at 7.69 million head, was virtually unchanged from a year ago, and from last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 67.5 million head, was up slightly from last year, but down 2 percent from last quarter. The pig crop, at 34.3 million head, was up 1 percent from 2006 and up 2 percent from 2005. Sows farrowed during this period totaled 3.75 million head, up slightly from last year.

U.S. inventory of all hogs and pigs on March 1, 2007 was 61.1 million head. This was up 1 percent from March 1, 2006, but down 2 percent from December 1, 2006. Breeding inventory, at 6.08 million head, was up 1 percent from last year, but down slightly from the previous quarter. Market hog inventory, at 55.0 million head, was up 1 percent from last year, but down 2 percent from last quarter.

Inventory of all hogs and pigs on April 1, 2007 in Canada was 14.1 million head, down 3 percent from last year and down 1 percent from last quarter. The breeding inventory, at 1.61 million head, was down 2 percent from last year and down 1 percent from last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 12.5 million head, was down 3 percent from last year and down 2 percent from last quarter. The pig crop, at 8.24 million head, was down 2 percent from both 2006 and 2005. Sows farrowed during this period totaled 877,000 head, down 2 percent from last year.

To view the full report, including tables, please click here (PDF Format)

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