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NASS Report: US - Canadian Hog Inventory Up Two Percent

by 5m Editor
15 February 2008, at 8:43am

US - The latest National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, shows an increase in pig numbers in both the US and Canada.

But Canadian Industry Sees Signs of Decline

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 US hog industry to provide producers additional information about potential hog supplies. US inventory numbers were previously released on December 27, 2007.

US and Canadian inventory of all hogs and pigs for December 2007 was 79.1 million head. This was up two percent from December 2006 and up three percent from December 2005.
The breeding inventory, at 7.71 million head, was up one percentage point from a year ago, and up slightly from last quarter.
Market hog inventory, at 71.4 million head, was up two percent from last year but down one percent from last quarter.
The pig crop, at 36.2 million head, was up three percent from 2006 and up five percent from 2005.
Sows farrowed during this period totaled 3.87 million head, up 2 percent from last year.

US inventory of all hogs and pigs on 1 December 2007 was 65.1 million head. This was up four percent from 1 December 2006, and up six percent from December 1, 2005.
The breeding inventory, at 6.16 million head, was up one percentage point from last year, and up slightly from the previous quarter.
Market hog inventory, at 59.0 million head, was up five percent from last year, but down one percent from last quarter.
The pig crop, at 28.0 million head, was up four percent from 2006 and up seven percent from 2005. Sows farrowed during this period totaled 3.03 million head, up three percent from last year.

Canadian inventory of all hogs and pigs on 1 January 2008 was 14.0 million head. This was down six percent from 1 January 2007 and down seven percent from 1 January 2006.
The breeding inventory, at 1.55 million head, was down two percent from last year and down slightly from last quarter.
Market hog inventory, at 12.5 million head, was down seven percent from last year and down three percent from last quarter.
The pig crop, at 8.20 million head, was down slightly from 2007 and 2006. Sows farrowed during this period totaled 837,000 head, down one percent from last year.

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