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US and Canadian Hog Inventory Down Three Per Cent

by 5m Editor
20 August 2010, at 12:14am

US - This publication is a result of a joint effort by Statistics Canada and the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to release the total inventories of hogs, breeding, market hogs, sows farrowed, and pig crop for both countries within one publication.

US and Canadian inventory of all hogs and pigs for June 2010 was 76.2 million head. This was down 3 per cent from June 2009 and down 5 per cent from June 2008. The breeding inventory, at 7.09 million head, was down 3 per cent from a year ago but up slightly from last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 69.1 million head, was down 3 per cent from last year but up 1 per cent from last quarter. The pig crop, at 35.2 million head, was down 3 per cent from 2009 and down 3 per cent from 2008. Sows farrowed during this period totaled 3.58 million head, down 5 per cent from last year and down 7 per cent from 2008.

US inventory of all hogs and pigs on 1 June 2010 was 64.4 million head. This was down 4 per cent from 1 June 2009 but up 1 per cent from 1 March 2010. The breeding inventory, at 5.79 million head, was down 3 per cent from last year but up slightly from the previous quarter. Market hog inventory, at 58.6 million head, was down 4 per cent from last year but up 1 per cent from last quarter. The pig crop, at 28.2 million head, was down 3 per cent from 2009 and down 2 per cent from 2008. Sows farrowed during this period totaled 2.87 million head, down 5 per cent from last year and down 6 per cent from 2008.

Canadian inventory of all hogs and pigs on 1 July 2010 was 11.8 million head. This was down 2 per cent from 1 July 2009 and down 9 per cent from 1 July 2008. The breeding inventory, at 1.31 million head, was down 5 per cent from last year but up slightly from last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 10.5 million head, was down 2 per cent from last year but up 1 per cent from last quarter. The pig crop, at 7.0 million head, was down 4 per cent from 2009 and down 10 per cent from 2008. Sows farrowed during this period totaled 705,000 head, down 4 per cent from last year and down 11 per cent from 2008.

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