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Canada: hog inventories up

According to Statistics Canada, hog producers reported 13.7 million hogs on January 1, up 1.6% from January 1, 2016, marking the fourth consecutive year-over-year increase.

Wednesday 8 March 2017 (1 years 3 months 11 days ago)

The hog inventory was 8.8% above January 1, 2013.

As of January 1, there were 7,220 hog farms in Canada, up 0.8% from the same date a year earlier. These farms reported 1.2 million sows and gilts, up 1.2% from January 1, 2016.

Canada exported 5.7 million hogs in 2016, down 1.8% from 2015 and down 43% from the 2007 export peak. In 2016, domestic hog slaughter increased 0.3% from 2015 to 21.4 million head.

The July-to-December 2016 pig crop was 14.3 million, down 2.3% from the same period in 2015.

Friday March 3, 2017/ Statistics Canada/ Canada.
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/

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