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United States and Canadian Hog Inventory Up 7 Percent

United States and Canadian Hog Inventory Up 7 Percent

United States and Canadian inventory of all hogs and pigs for June 2015 was 80.1 million head. This was up 7 percent from June 2014, and up 3 percent from June 2013. The breeding inventory, at 7.15 million head, was up 1 percent from a year ago and up 1 percent from 2013. Market hog inventory, at 73.0 million head, was up 8 percent from last year and up 3 percent from 2013. The semi-annual pig crop, at 72.6 million head, was up 8 percent from 2014 and up 2 percent from 2013. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 6.96 million head, up 2 percent from last year and up 1 percent from 2013.

United States inventory of all hogs and pigs on June 1, 2015 was 66.9 million head. This was up 9 percent from June 1, 2014 and up slightly from March 1, 2015. The breeding inventory, at 5.93 million head, was up 1 percent from last year but down 1 percent from the previous quarter. Market hog inventory, at 61.0 million head, was up 9 percent from last year and up 1 percent from last quarter. The pig crop, at 29.6 million head, was up 8 percent from 2014 and up 2 percent from 2013. Sows farrowed during this period totaled 2.85 million head, up 1 percent from 2014 and up 2 percent from 2013. 

Canadian inventory of all hogs and pigs on July 1, 2015 was 13.2 million head. This was up 1 percent from July 1, 2014 and up 4 percent from July 1, 2013. The breeding inventory, at 1.23 million head, was up 1 percent from last year and up 1 percent from 2013. Market hog inventory, at 12.0 million head, was up 1 percent from last year and up 4 percent from 2013. The semi- annual pig crop, at 14.1 million head, was up 5 percent from 2014 and up 2 percent from 2013. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 1.28 million head, up 2 percent from last year but down slightly from 2013.

Source: USDA


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