According to Statistics Canada, domestic hog slaughter was down 1.1% for the first six months of 2014 compared with the same period in 2013 to 10.3 million head. Canada exported 2.4 million hogs in the first half of 2014, down 7.9% from the same period in 2013.
As of July 1, there were 7,035 hog farms in Canada, down 0.9% from the same date a year earlier. These farms reported 1.2 million sows and gilts, up 0.7% from July 1, 2013.
Thursday August 21, 2014/ Statistics Canada.