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.
Aurora Foods has purchased a pork processing plant in Santa Catarina from Chapecó Foods, while BRF is investing in its facilities in Mato Grosso
Potential program would offer price stability for Canadian hog producers
After meeting or exceeding sustainability targets established in 2010, pork company establishes new goals
College students will share their stories about the pork industry through social media
Longer-term forecasts suggest China will contribute the greatest share of the increase in global pork production but over the coming year, the country is expected to satisfy growing demand from imports
Voluntary country of origin labeling won’t solve trade issues with Mexico and Canada, ag groups say
5th Annual Symposium: Current Issues and Advances in Food Animal Wellbeing 2015
Food chain outreach will be focus of team
Transaction is valued at $775 million
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