According to the USDA's U.S. and Canadian Hogs report, United States and Canadian inventory of all hogs and pigs for June 2012 was 78.7 million head. This was up 1 percent from June 2011, and up 2 percent from June 2010.

The breeding inventory, at 7.08 million head, was up 1 percent from last year and up 1 percent from last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 71.6 million head, was up 1 percent from last year and up 1 percent from last quarter.

The pig crop, at 36.5 million head, was up 1 percent from 2011 and up 2 percent from 2010. Sows farrowed during this period totaled 3.59 million head, up slightly from last year but down 1 percent from 2010.

United States inventory of all hogs and pigs on June 1, 2012 was 65.8 million head. This was up 1 percent from June 1, 2011, and up 1 percent from March 1, 2012.

The breeding inventory, at 5.86 million head, was up 1 percent from last year and up 1 percent from last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 60.0 million head, was up 1 percent from last year, and up 1 percent from last quarter.

The pig crop, at 29.4 million head, was up 1 percent from 2011 and up 2 percent from 2010. Sows farrowed during this period totaled 2.92 million head, up slightly from 2011 but down slightly from 2010.

Canadian inventory of all hogs and pigs on July 1, 2012 was 12.9 million head. This was up 1 percent from July 1, 2011 and up 3 percent from July 1, 2010.

The breeding inventory, at 1.22 million head, was up 1 percent from last year but down slightly from last quarter.

Market hog inventory, at 11.7 million head, was up 2 percent from last year and up 1 percent from last quarter. The pig crop, at 7.1 million head, was up 3 percent from 2011 but down slightly from 2010.

Sows farrowed during this period totaled 669,000 head, up 1 percent from 2011 but down 4 percent from 2010.