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.