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22 August 2013

United States and Canadian Hogs - August 2013United States and Canadian Hogs - August 2013


USDA Hogs and Pigs

United States and Canadian Hog Inventory Up Slightly

United States and Canadian inventory of all hogs and pigs for June 2013 was 79.6 million head. This was up slightly from June 2012, and up 2 percent from June 2011. The breeding inventory, at 7.10 million head, was up slightly from a year ago and up 1 percent from 2011. Market hog inventory, at 72.5 million head, was up slightly from last year and up 2 percent from 2011. The semi-annual pig crop, at 73.1 million head, was up slightly from 2012 and up 3 percent from 2011. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 7.08 million head, down 1 percent from last year and down 1 percent from 2011.

United States inventory of all hogs and pigs on June 1, 2013 was 66.6 million head. This was down slightly from June 1, 2012 but up 2 percent from March 1, 2013. The breeding inventory, at 5.88 million head, was up slightly from last year and up 1 from the previous quarter. Market hog inventory, at 60.8 million head, was down slightly from last year, but up 2 percent from last quarter. The March-May 2013 pig crop, at 30.1 million head, was up slightly from 2012 and up 3 percent from 2011. Sows farrowed during this period totaled 2.92 million head, down 2 percent from 2012 but up slightly from 2011.

Canadian inventory of all hogs and pigs on July 1, 2013 was 12.9 million head. This was up 1 percent from July 1, 2012 and up 2 percent from July 1, 2011. The breeding inventory, at 1.22 million head, was up slightly from last year and up 1 percent from 2011. Market hog inventory, at 11.7 million head, was up 1 percent from last year and up 2 percent from 2011. The semi-annual pig crop, at 13.9 million head, was down 2 percent from 2012 and down 1 percent from 2011. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 1.28 million head, down 4 percent from last year and down 6 percent from 2011.

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