Canadian farmers had 11.8 million hogs on their farms as of April 1, up 1.4% from the same date in 2010, despite a 3.5% reduction in the number of hog operations, according to Statistics Canada.
Sow inventories remained unchanged from April 1, 2010, at 1.3 million head. In addition, farmers anticipated no significant changes in the number of sows expected to farrow during the second and third quarters of 2011.
Approximately 5.5 million hogs were slaughtered during the first quarter, down 2.8% from a year earlier, and 1.4 million hogs were exported, down 3.6% from the same period in 2010.
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Ramon Jimenez offers 21 years of experience in pig industry
Significant action taken on all farm bill titles in first eight weeks since enactment
New GB All Pigs Price will replace existing Deadweight Average Pig Price
Rabobank quarterly report shows outlook for first half of 2014 is steady, despite unknown impact of PEDV
Researcher Teng Lim is working with biofilters to reduce odor, dust and gas emissions from typical swine operations
Gives WATTAgNet.com users the ability to quickly find news and information on the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus epidemic in one place
Iowa Swine Day 2014
Food and Agriculture Organization accepting input on guidelines until July 31
Although many hog producers indicated they would increase sows farrowing, PED virus losses will more than offset those gains
IPPE expected to exceed 450,000 net square feet with more than 28,000 attendees and 1,200 exhibitors
On the eve of planting season for crops in the US, economists are optimistic that 2014 will be very profitable for US broiler and turkey producers.
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