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US and Canadian Hog Inventory Up One Per Cent

by 5m Editor
7 November 2011, at 11:18pm

US & CANADA - United States and Canadian inventory of all hogs and pigs for September 2011 was up one per cent from September 2010.

United States and Canadian inventory of all hogs and pigs for September 2011 was 78.6 million head. This was up one per cent from September 2010 but down slightly from September 2009.

The breeding inventory, at 7.11 million head, was up one per cent from last year and up slightly from last quarter.

Market hog inventory, at 71.5 million head, was up one per cent from last year and up three per cent from last quarter. The pig crop, at 36.3 million head, was up one per cent from 2010 and up one per cent from 2009.

Sows farrowed during this period totalled 3.60 million head, down two per cent from last year and down three per cent from 2009.

United States inventory

United States inventory of all hogs and pigs on 1 September 2011 was 66.6 million head. This was up one per cent from 1 September 2010 but down slightly from 1 September 2009.

The breeding inventory, at 5.81 million head, was up one per cent from last year and up slightly from last quarter.

Market hog inventory, at 60.8 million head, was up one per cent from last year, and up three per cent from last quarter. The pig crop, at 29.1 million head, was up one per cent from 2010 and up one per cent from 2009.

Sows farrowed during this period totalled 2.90 million head, down one per cent from 2010 and down two per cent from 2009.

Canadian inventory

Canadian inventory of all hogs and pigs on 1 October 2011 was 12.0 million head. This was up one per cent from 1 October 2010 and up slightly from 1 October 2009.

The breeding inventory, at 1.31 million head, was up slightly from last year and up one per cent from last quarter.

Market hog inventory, at 10.7 million head, was up one per cent from last year and last quarter. The pig crop, at 7.2 million head, was up one per cent from 2010 but down two per cent from 2009.

Sows farrowed during this period totalled 699,000 head, down two per cent from last year and down five per cent from 2009.

Further Reading

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