Live swine imports—all of which were of Canadian origin in January—were 16.7 percent lower than a year ago. All swine categories showed year over year declines, except for breeding animals, which increased more than 31 percent from a year ago.
USDA lowered its live swine import forecast for 2014 slightly, due to expected price and exchange rate incentives that will likely keep more animals in Canada.
PEDv cases have been reported in four Canadian Provinces, but the impacts of the disease are currently uncertain.
USDA will release its updated forecast of 2014 Canada hog and pork supply and use on April 18, 2014.
Source: Livestock, Dairy and Poultry report