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Canada: hog production up

Hog producers reported 14.1 million hogs, up 2.1% from July 1, 2016, marking the fifth consecutive year-over-year increase.

Wednesday 6 September 2017 (1 years 16 days ago)
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The hog inventory is 11.8% above July 1, 2012. As of July 1, there were 7,880 hog farms in Canada, an increase of 1.0% from the same date a year earlier. These farms reported 1.3 million sows and gilts, up 1.2% from July 1, 2016.

Canada exported 2.9 million hogs in the first half of 2017, up 2.0% from the same period in 2016.

Hog slaughter increased in Canada in the first six months of 2017, up 2.3% from the same period in 2016 to 10.9 million head.

The January-to-June 2017 pig crop was 14.9 million head, up 2.9% from the same period in 2016.

Canadian hog prices have been increasing on average during the first half of 2017, however prices remain variable and the five-year trend is flat.

Friday August 18, 2017/ Statistics canada/ Canada.
http://www.statcan.gc.ca

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