According to Canadian Statistics, hog producers reported 13.5 million hogs, up 1.9% from July 1, 2015.
As of July 1, there were 7,035 hog farms in Canada, up 0.1% from the same date a year earlier. These farms reported 1.2 million sows and gilts, up 0.7% from July 1, 2015.
Canada exported 2.9 million hogs in the first half of 2016, down 0.1% from the same period in 2015. There was continued strong demand for hogs in the United States. According to the most recent US data, hog inventories reached their highest June 1 level in over 50 years, up 2.0% from June 1, 2015. Hog slaughter in the US was 1% higher in the first six months of 2016 compared with the same period in 2015.
Hog slaughter increased in Canada in the first six months of 2016, up 1.3% from the same period in 2015 to 10.6 million head.
The January-to-June 2016 pig crop was 14.4 million head, up 2.2% from the same period in 2015.
Thursday August 18, 2016/ Statistics Canada/ Canada.