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Canada: Livestock estimates, January 1, 2014

Hog producers reported 12.7 million hogs, a 1.1% increase over January 1, 2013.

Monday 17 March 2014 (4 years 7 months ago)
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Canadian farmers reported 12.2 million cattle on their farms as of January 1, down 0.7% from January 1, 2013. Hog producers reported 12.7 million hogs, a 1.1% increase over January 1, 2013, while the number of sheep fell 1.0% to 893,000 head.

Despite a 1.1% increase in the number of hogs, the number of farms reporting hogs declined. As of January 1, 2014, there were 7,090 hog farms in Canada, down 0.5% from the same date a year earlier. Farmers reported 1.2 million sows and gilts, up 0.3% from January 1, 2013.

Canada exported 5.0 million hogs in 2013, down 12.4% from 2012 and 50.4% less than the peak in 2007. Domestic hog slaughter also declined in 2013, down 1.7% from 2012 to just under 21.0 million head.

March 2014/ STATCAN/ Canada.
http://www.statcan.gc.ca

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