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North American Hog Inventory up One Per Cent

by 5m Editor
23 August 2011, at 9:18am

US & CANADA - 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.

United States and Canadian inventory of all hogs and pigs for June 2011 was 76.9 million head. This was up one per cent from June 2010, but down three per cent from June 2009. The breeding inventory, at 7.10 million head, was down slightly from last year but up slightly from last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 69.8 million head, was up one per cent from last year and up two per cent from last quarter. The pig crop, at 35.7 million head, was down slightly from 2010 and down two per cent from 2009. Sows farrowed during this period totalled 3.56 million head, down two per cent from last year and down five per cent from 2009.

United States inventory of all hogs and pigs on 1 June 2011 was 65.0 million head. This was up one per cent from 1 June 2010 but down three per cent from 1 June 2009. The breeding inventory, at 5.80 million head, was up slightly from last year and last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 59.2 million head, was up one per cent from last year, and up two per cent from last quarter. The pig crop, at 28.9 million head, was up slightly from 2010 but down one per cent from 2009. Sows farrowed during this period totalled 2.88 million head, down two per cent from 2010 and down five per cent from 2009.

Canadian inventory of all hogs and pigs on 1 July 2011 was 11.9 million head. This was up one per cent from 1 July 2010 but down one per cent from 1 July 2009. The breeding inventory, at 1.30 million head, was down one per cent from last year and last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 10.6 million head, was up one per cent from last year and last quarter. The pig crop, at 6.8 million head, was down three per cent from 2010 and down seven per cent from 2009. Sows farrowed during this period totalled 678,000 head, down four per cent from last year and down eight per cent from 2009.

Further Reading

- You can view the full NASS report by clicking here.


- You can view the full quarterly report from Statistics Canada by clicking here.