US, Canadian hog inventory up 1 percent

by Meat&Poultry Staff
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WASHINGTON – The United States and Canadian inventory of all hogs and pigs for June totaled 76.9 million head, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Agricultural Statistics Board, US Department of Agriculture. This was up 1 percent from June 2010, but down 3 percent from June 2009.

Totaling 7.10 million head, the breeding inventory was down slightly from last year but up slightly from last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 69.8 million head, was up 1 percent from last year and up 2 percent from last quarter.

Numbering 35.7 million head, the pig crop was down slightly from 2010 and down 2 percent from 2009. Sows farrowed during this period totaled 3.56 million head, down 2 percent from last year and down 5 percent from 2009.

The US inventory of all hogs and pigs on June 1 totaled 65.0 million head. This was up 1 percent from June 1, 2010 but down 3 percent from June 1, 2009. At 5.80 million head, the breeding inventory was up slightly from last year and last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 59.2 million head, was up 1 percent from last year, and up 2 percent from last quarter. The pig crop, totaling 28.9 million head, was up slightly from 2010 but down 1 percent from 2009.

Sows farrowed during this period totaled 2.88 million head, down 2 percent from 2010 and down 5 percent from 2009.

Canadian inventory of all hogs and pigs on July 1 totaled 11.9 million head. This was up 1 percent from July 1, 2010, but down 1 percent from July 1, 2009. Totaling 1.30 million head, the breeding inventory was down 1 percent from last year and last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 10.6 million head, was up 1 percent from last year and last quarter. The pig crop, at 6.8 million head, was down 3 percent from 2010 and down 7 percent from 2009.

Sows farrowed during this period totaled 678,000 head, down 4 percent from last year and down 8 percent from 2009.
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