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U.S. - Canadian Hogs and Pigs Quarterly Report: October 2004

by 5m Editor
28 October 2004, at 12:00am

This new quarterly report from National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) and Statistics Canada reports on the combined US and Canadian hog inventory.

U.S. - Canadian Hog Inventory Up 1 Percent

National Agricultural Statistics Service

This publication is a result of a joint effort by Statistics Canada and NASS to release the total hogs, breeding, market hogs, sows farrowed, and pig crop for both countries within one publication. This information was requested by the U.S. hog industry to provide producers additional information about potential hog supplies. U.S. inventory numbers were previously released on September 24, 2004.

Inventory of all hogs and pigs for September 2004 in the U.S. and Canada, was 76.0 million head. This was 1 percent above both September 2003 and June 2004. The breeding inventory, at 7.61 million head, was up 1 percent from both a year ago and from last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 68.4 million head, was up 1 percent from both last year and last quarter. The pig crop, at 34.0 million head, was up 1 percent from 2003 and up 2 percent from 2002. Sows farrowed during this period totaled 3.73 million head, slightly below last year.

U.S. inventory of all hogs and pigs on September 1, 2004 was 61.4 million head. This was 1 percent above both September 1, 2003, and June 1, 2004. Breeding inventory, at 5.98 million head, was up 1 percent from September 1, 2003, and also up 1 percent from last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 55.4 million head, was 1 percent above last year and 2 percent above last quarter. The pig crop, at 26.0 million head, was up 1 percent from both 2003 and 2002. Sows farrowed during this period totaled 2.89 million head, 1 percent below last year.

Inventory of all hogs and pigs on October 1, 2004 in Canada, was 14.7 million head up slightly from October 1, 2003, but down 1 percent July 1, 2004. The breeding inventory, at 1.62 million head, was up 2 percent from a year ago, but down 1 percent from last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 13.0 million head, was up slightly from last year, but down 1 percent from last quarter. The pig crop, at 7.96 million head, was up 1 percent from 2003, and up 6 percent from 2002. Sows farrowed during this period totaled 841,000 head, 1 percent above last year.

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Source: USDA NASS - 28th October 2004