According to the USDA's U.S. and Canadian Hogs report released on Aug. 22, United States and Canadian inventory of all hogs and pigs for June 2011 was 76.9 million head. This was up 1 percent from June 2010, but down 3 percent from June 2009. The breeding inventory, at 7.10 million head, 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. The pig crop, at 35.7 million head, 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.

United States inventory of all hogs and pigs on June 1, 2011 was 65.0 million head. This was up 1 percent from June 1, 2010 but down 3 percent from June 1, 2009. The breeding inventory, at 5.80 million head, 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, at 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, 2011 was 11.9 million head. This was up 1 percent from July 1, 2010 but down 1 percent from July 1, 2009. The breeding inventory, at 1.30 million head, 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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