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US and Canadian Hog Inventory Up One Per Cent

by 5m Editor
3 May 2011, at 10:07am

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 March 2011 was 75.8 million head. This was up 1 per cent from March 2010, but down 2 per cent from March 2009. The breeding inventory, at 7.10 million head, was up slightly from last year and last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 68.7 million head, was up 1 per cent from last year but down 1 per cent from last quarter. The pig crop, at 35.1 million head, was up 1 per cent from 2010 but down 3 per cent from 2009. Sows farrowed during this period totaled 3.56 million head, down 1 per cent from last year and down 5 per cent from 2009.

United States inventory of all hogs and pigs on 1 March 2011 was 64.0 million head. This was up 1 per cent from 1 March 2010 but down 3 per cent from 1 March 2009. The breeding inventory, at 5.79 million head, was up slightly from last year and last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 58.2 million head, was up 1 per cent from last year, but down 1 per cent from last quarter. The pig crop, at 28.0 million head, was up 1 per cent from 2010 but down 2 per cent from 2009. Sows farrowed during this period totaled 2.86 million head, down 1 per cent from 2010 and down 5 per cent from 2009.

Canadian inventory of all hogs and pigs on April 1, 2011 was 11.8 million head. This was up 1 per cent from 1 April 2010 but down 1 per cent from 1 April 2009. The breeding inventory, at 1.31 million head, was down slightly from last year and last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 10.5 million head, was up 2 per cent from last year but down 1 per cent from last quarter. The pig crop, at 7.1 million head, was down 2 per cent from 2010 and down 5 per cent from 2009. Sows farrowed during this period totaled 708,000 head, down 2 per cent from last year and down 6 per cent from 2009.

Further Reading

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