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U.S. and Canadian Hog Inventory Up 3 Percent

by 5m Editor
20 August 2008, at 8:57pm

US - 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 June 27, 2008.

U.S. and Canadian inventory of all hogs and pigs for June 2008 was 80.6 million head. This was up 3 percent from June 2007 and up 5 percent from June 2006. The breeding inventory, at 7.56 million head, was down 2 percent from a year ago and down 1 percent from last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 73.1 million head, was up 3 percent from last year and up less than 1 percent from last quarter. The pig crop, at 36.9 million head, was up 3 percent from 2007 and up 7 percent from 2006. Sows farrowed during this period totaled 3.89 million head, up 1 percent from last year.

U.S. inventory of all hogs and pigs on June 1, 2008 was 67.7 million head. This was up 6 percent from June 1, 2007, and up 1 percent from March 1, 2008. The breeding inventory, at 6.07 million head, was down 1 percent from last year, and down 1 percent from the previous quarter. Market hog inventory, at 61.6 million head, was up 7 percent from last year, and up 1 percent from last quarter. The pig crop, at 29.0 million head, was up 4 percent from 2007 and up 9 percent from 2006. Sows farrowed during this period totaled 3.09 million head, up 2 percent from last year.

Canadian inventory of all hogs and pigs on July 1, 2008 was 13.0 million head. This was down 12 percent from July 1, 2007 and down 14 percent from July 1, 2006. The breeding inventory, at 1.49 million head, was down 5 percent from last year and down 1 percent from last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 11.5 million head, was down 12 percent from last year but virtually unchanged from last quarter. The pig crop, at 7.88 million head, was down less than 1 percent from 2007 but up slightly from 2006. Sows farrowed during this period totaled 801,700 head, down 1 percent from last year.

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