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US and Canadian Hog Inventory Down One Per Cent

by 5m Editor
18 February 2011, at 11:32am

US - This publication is a result of a joint effort by Statistics Canada and the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to release the total inventories of 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 December 2010 was 76.2 million head. This was down 1 per cent from December 2009 and down 4 per cent from December 2008. The breeding inventory, at 7.09 million head, was down 1 per cent from a year ago and up slightly from last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 69.1 million head, was down 1 per cent from last year and down 1 per cent from last quarter. The pig crop, at 35.3 million head, was down 1 per cent from 2009 and down 3 per cent from 2008. Sows farrowed during this period totaled 3.56 million head, down 2 per cent from 2009 and down 7 per cent from 2008.

US inventory of all hogs and pigs on 1 December 2010 was 64.3 million head. This was down 1 per cent from 1 December 2009 and down 2 per cent from 1 September 2010. The breeding inventory, at 5.78 million head, was down 1 per cent from last year but up slightly from the previous quarter. Market hog inventory, at 58.5 million head, was down 1 per cent from last year and down 2 per cent from last quarter. The pig crop, at 28.2 million head, was down slightly from 2009 and down 2 per cent from 2008. Sows farrowed during this period totaled 2.85 million head, down 2 per cent from 2009 and down 6 per cent from 2008.

Canadian inventory of all hogs and pigs on 1 January 2011 was 11.9 million head. This was up 1 per cent from 1 January 2010 and down 2 per cent from 1 January 2009. The breeding inventory, at 1.31 million head, was down 1 per cent from last year but up 1 per cent from last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 10.6 million head, was up 1 per cent from last year and up slightly from last quarter. The pig crop, at 7.1 million head, was down 1 per cent from 2010 and down 8 per cent from 2009. Sows farrowed during this period totaled 713,000 head, down 1 per cent from 2010 and down 9 per cent from 2009.

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