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U.S. - Canadian Hog Inventory Up 2 percent

by 5m Editor
26 October 2007, at 9:36am

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 September 28, 2007.

Inventory of all hogs and pigs for September 2007 in the U.S. and Canada was 79.1 million head. This was up 2 percent from September 2006 and up 3 percent from September 2005. 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 71.4 million head, was up 2 percent from last year and last quarter. The pig crop, at 35.3 million head, was up 3 percent from 2006 and up 2 percent from 2005. Sows farrowed during this period totaled 3.79 million head, up 2 percent from last year.

U.S. inventory of all hogs and pigs on September 1, 2007 was 64.6 million head. This was up 3 percent from both September 1, 2006 and June 1, 2007. Breeding inventory, at 6.15 million head, was up 1 percent from last year, and up slightly from the previous quarter. Market hog inventory, at 58.5 million head, was up 3 percent from both last year and last quarter. Sows farrowed during this period totaled 2.99 million head, up 3 percent from 2006 and up 2 percent from 2005.

Inventory of all hogs and pigs on October 1, 2007 in Canada was 14.4 million head, down 3 percent from last year and down 2 percent from last quarter. The breeding inventory, at 1.56 million head, was down 1 percent from last year and last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 12.9 million head, was down 3 percent from last year and down 2 percent from last quarter. The pig crop, at 7.86 million head, was down 1 percent from 2006 and down 4 percent from 2005. Sows farrowed during this period totaled 804,000 head, down 2 percent from last year.

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