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US and Canadian Hog Inventory Down Four Per Cent

by 5m Editor
29 April 2009, at 9:14am

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.

US and Canadian inventory of all hogs and pigs for March 2009 was 77.3 million head. This was down 4 per cent from March 2008 but up 1 per cent from March 2007. The breeding inventory, at 7.39 million head, was down 4 per cent from a year ago and down 1 per cent from last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 69.9 million head, was down 4 per cent from last year and down 2 per cent from last quarter. The pig crop, at 35.6 million head, was down 2 per cent from 2008 but up 3 per cent from 2007. Sows farrowed during this period totaled 3.73 million head, down 4 per cent from last year.

US inventory of all hogs and pigs on 1 March 2009 was 65.4 million head. This was down 3 per cent from 1 March 2008 and down 2 per cent from 1 December 2008. The breeding inventory, at 6.01 million head, was down 3 per cent from last year and down 1 per cent from the previous quarter. Market hog inventory, at 59.4 million head, was down 3 per cent from last year and down 2 per cent from last quarter. The pig crop, at 28.2 million head, was down 1 per cent from 2008 but up 7 per cent from 2007. Sows farrowed during this period totaled 2.98 million head, down 3 per cent from last year.

Canadian inventory of all hogs and pigs on 1 April 2009 was 11.9 million head. This was down 9 per cent from 1 April 2008 and down 19 per cent from 1 April 2007. The breeding inventory, at 1.38 million head, was down 6 per cent from last year and down 1 per cent from last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 10.5 million head, was down 9 per cent from last year and down 3 per cent from last quarter. The pig crop, at 7.37 million head, was down 7 per cent from 2008 and down 8 per cent from 2007. Sows farrowed during this period totaled 750,400 head, down 7 per cent from last year.

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