Canada: pig numbers down

Hog producers reported 12.7 million hogs, down 0.5% from January 1, 2012.

Wednesday 13 March 2013 (5 years 8 months 28 days ago)
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As of January 1, 2013, there were 7,125 hog farms in Canada, down 1.8% from the same date a year earlier. These farms reported 1.2 million sows and gilts, down 0.9% from January 1, 2012.

Hog producers reported 12.7 million hogs, down 0.5% from January 1, 2012.

Domestic hog slaughter remained virtually unchanged in 2012 from 2011 at just below 21.3 million head. Hog slaughter has been just under 21.3 million head for the past three years.

Canada exported 5.7 million hogs in 2012, down 2.6% from 2011. This was 43.5% below the peak in 2007.

Wednesday March 6, 2013/ Statistics Canada/ Canada.
http://www.statcan.gc.ca

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