United States and Canadian hog inventory down 4 percent

U.S. and Canadian inventory of all hogs and pigs for March 2009 was 77.3 million head. This was down 4 percent from March 2008 but up 1 percent from March 2007. The breeding inventory, at 7.39 million head, was down 4 percent from a year ago and down 1 percent from last quarter.
Wednesday 29 April 2009 (8 years 9 months 22 days ago)
U.S. and Canadian inventory of all hogs and pigs for March 2009 was 77.3 million head. This was down 4 percent from March 2008 but up 1 percent from March 2007. The breeding inventory, at 7.39 million head, was down 4 percent from a year ago and down 1 percent from last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 69.9 million head, was down 4 percent from last year and down 2 percent from last quarter. The pig crop, at 35.6 million head, was down 2 percent from 2008 but up 3 percent from 2007. Sows farrowed during this period totaled 3.73 million head, down 4 percent from last year.

http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/usda/current/USCH/USCH-04-28-2009.pdf

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