You step on the brakes in your pickup and you come to a stop. In some ways that’s what has happened in Canada in terms of breeding-herd expansion and sow farrowings.
Through the first three quarters of 2005,
By year’s end,
The last time that Canadian producers farrowed fewer sows than the previous year was in late 1996. Those numbers were down 1.28 percent from the year before, notes
It’s no secret that what happens in
From 1994 to 2004, 92 percent of the growth in U.S./Canadian pig production occurred in
Despite growing export sales and an extended profitability run for both
So why the change in
What can we expect in 2006?
A significant expansion in hog-slaughter capacity is occurring in
The Canadian breeding herd was up 0.9 percent on Oct. 1. The
It will be worth watching USDA’s upcoming December pig-crop report to see whether