Canada - Hog numbers continue four-year slide

As of April 1, Canadian hog producers reported 11.6 million hogs on farm, down 2.1% from the same date in 2009. This is a continuing trend as year-to-year hog inventories have decreased since 2006.
Thursday 29 April 2010 (8 years 4 months 26 days ago)
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As of April 1, Canadian hog producers reported 11.6 million hogs on farm, down 2.1% from the same date in 2009. This is a continuing trend as year-to-year hog inventories have decreased since 2006.

Sows inventory is reported at 1.3 million head, down 5.7% from April 1, 2009. The number of sows expected to farrow in the second (-2.1%) and third (-3.6%) quarters this year is down from one year earlier.

The estimated number of hog farms at April 1, 2010 is 7,150. For the first time, the average number of hogs per farm exceeded 1,600 hogs.

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/100428/dq100428b-eng.htm

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