Canadian Hog Farms

Hog Statistics at a Glance Canadian Hog Farms Canadian Exports


Hogs marketed in Canada by province: 1984-2016

(in thousands of heads)

  NFLD PEI NS NB QUE ONT MAN SASK ALTA BC CANADA
1984 36.6 193.1 255.5 200.1 4,794.1 5,109.5 1,608.7 812.0 2,030.8 387.3 15,232.5
1985 31.5 189.1 251.3 183.0 4,812.4 5,126.7 1,797.0 844.4 2,153.8 398.8 15,604.4
1986 29.9 185.7 240.6 165.8 4,661.1 4,898.1 1,760.7 768.9 2,011.8 370.8 14,900.9
1987 28.1 206.3 235.7 160.6 4,616.1 4,955.9 1,840.5 846.8 2,126.0 351.3 15,162.2
1988 28.6 217.4 243.1 156.9 4,739.0 5,130.3 2,124.2 1,054.1 2,397.8 401.5 16,306.8
1989 27.6 210.0 251.6 158.0 4,831.4 4,848.0 2,302.4 1,113.8 2,481.7 412.4 16,445.7
1990 28.6 202.2 227.6 129.2 4,709.7 4,478.0 2,101.2 1,005.6 2,429.7 401.2 15,574.6
1991 27.9 188.3 223.2 120.3 4,616.1 4,268.2 2,217.7 1,127.4 2,384.1 380.1 15,389.0
1992 27.2 184.9 212.7 128.7 4,703.2 4,533.2 2,353.1 1,232.9 2,629.6 358.4 16,140.2
1993 20.3 168.7 202.1 122.0 4,807.0 4,360.5 2,460.7 1,190.1 2,574.7 343.3 16,041.4
1994 7.3 179.4 202.4 131.5 4,859.0 4,378.5 2,576.0 1,228.4 2,633.0 370.6 16,391.1
1995 7.7 191.9 214.1 133.8 5,131.8 4,656.6 2,832.3 1,291.2 2,848.2 355.6 17,518.7
1996 7.2 192.8 218.5 139.1 5,465.9 4,660.5 3,149.1 1,256.1 2,701.8 333.1 17,958.4
1997 7.3 190.2 224.4 146.8 5,770.0 4,898.7 3,225.1 1,318.0 2,649.2 329.5 18,565.1
1998 7.91 242.7 285.2 214.9 7,693.5 6,645.2 4,451.0 1,833.1 3,307.3 432.9 21,065.2
1999 6.8 208.1 233.4 181.9 6,749.8 5,924.4 4,758.7 1,660.1 3,160.6 345.1 23,058.4
2000 5.8 202.2 221.3 203.0 6,856.8 6,150.7 5,258.0 1,610.5 3,343.6 339.7 24,043.9
2001 4.8 212.7 224.7 236.7 7,085.9 6,843.6 6,019.7 1,626.3 3,613.9 317.6 26,046.3
2002 4.4 221.9 225.8 213.9 7,399.5 7,507.2 6,491.9 2,100.0 3,578.0 315.9 27,880.1
2003 4.1 217.4 206.0 218.2 7,560.6 8,367.6 7,390.4 2,271.4 3,529.6 341.5 29,887.0
2004 4.4 229.1 200.8 202.6 7,678.8 8,676.3 8,167.9 2,417.3 3,730.9 337.7 31,383.3
2005 4.3 212.8 185.5 222.6 7,371.9 7,583.9 8,611.0 2,458.7 3,876.5 338.6 30,534.9
2006 4.6 200.4 178.4 217.7 7,147.5 7,442.4 8,816.6 2,605.4 3,920.9 328.3 30,566.0
2007 4.3 182.5 171.9 232.9 7,309.1 7,451.4 9,236.7 2,849.1 3,833.5 336.3 31,300.7
2008 4.1 141.5 179.1 238.8 7,811.3 7,729.5 8,860.8 2,936.7 3,599.2 325.9 31,063.5
2009 4.4 85.2 111.2 231.1 7,754.3 6,811.2 8,363.2 2,078.1 3,101.6 288.2 28,082.3
2010 4.4 95.2 98.1 200.2 7,777.3 6,356.1 7,794.9 2,060.3 3,031.4 232.0 27,023.2
2011 x 103.8 x 216 7,581.1 6,133.0 7,972.0 2,181.4 3,050.4 195.4 27,433.1
2012 x 111.2 x 196.1 7,382.0 6,689.0 8,061.0 2,237.4 3,049.3 199.6 27,925.6
2013 x 98.2 x 208.8 7,129.8 6,667.8 7,296.1 2,162.4 2,910.8 198.8 26,672.7
2014 x 95.1 x 187.9 6,867.0 6,748.3 7,370.5 2,051.2 2,799.0 197.0 26,316.0
2015 x 90.9 x 182.3 6,995.8 7,148.1 7,911.3 2,251.4 2,52.4 208.3 27,740.5
2016                      

Note:
Provincial Hog Marketings = Other disposition + international exports + interprovincial exports.
National Hog Marketings = Other disposition + international exports.
National Hog Marketings will not equal the sum of Provincial Hog Marketings due to the counting of interprovincial exports.


Total pigs on farms by province (inventory): January 1, 2017 - 1986

(in thousands of heads)

  NFLD PEI NS NB QUE ONT MA SASK ALTA BC CANADA
2017 x 36.7 x 37.4 4,335.0 3,380.9 3,130.0 1,086.8 1,515.0 86.0 13,725.0
2016 x 41.6 x 37.3 4,255.0 335.7 3,085.0 1,071.1 1,480.0 85.0 13,510.0
2015 x 46.9 x 36.4 4,225.0 3,098.3 3,045.0 1,063.7 1,455.0 91.0 13,180.0
2014 x 52.0 x 55.0 4,170.0 3,037.6 2,965.0 1,110.04 1,445.0 88.0 1,2940.0
2013 x 51.8 x 53.0 4,090.0 3,033.7 2,835.0 947.2 1,400.0 88.0 12,610.0
2012 x 57.9 x 49.8 4,125.0 3,031.9 2,815.0 951.8 1,390.0 91.0 12,625.0
2011 x 52.1 x 63.0 4,105.0 3,043.0 2,850.0 906.3 1,405.0 84.0 12,615.0
2010 1.5 54.7 12.0 62.1 4,075.0 3,044.7 2,700.0 882.2 1,440.0 105.0 12,465.0
2009 1.5 57.1 27.7 75.5 4,075.0 3,239.2 2,635.0 818.9 1,545.0 119.0 12,700.0
2008 1.4 101.7 67.3 87.4 4,080.0 3,753.2 2,880.0 1,086.3 1,770.0 124.0 14,080.0
2007 1.9 126.2 92.7 103.9 4,190.0 3,958.3 2,975.0 1,365.0 2,035.0 132.0 14,980.0
2006 1.8 123.0 102.0 104.0 4,337.0 3,951.2 2,940.0 1,375.0 2,036.0 140.0 15,110.0
2005 2.1 127.0 101.0 115.0 4,280.0 3,778.9 2,870.0 1,342.0 2,045.0 149.0 14,810.0
2004 2.3 132.0 108.0 124.0 4,250.0 3,780.7 2,852.0 1,265.0 2,050.0 161.0 14,725.0
2003 2.5 130.0 119.0 122.0 4,280.2 3,736.5 2,825.0 1,230.0 2,139.8 160.0 14,745.0
2002 2.4 130.0 127.0 131.0 4,290.8 3,532.9 2,688.1 1,180.1 2,125.1 167.6 14,375.0
2001 3.2 126.0 127.0 132.0 4,082.2 3,520.0 2,381.6 1,070.9 1,964.8 167.8 13,575.5
2000 4.4 119.0 133.0 110.0 3,935.1 3,440.2 2,148.1 961.8 1,882.5 170.3 12,904.4
1999 3.8 130.0 143.0 101.0 3,657.9 3,440.8 2,002.9 922.6 1,854.0 173.4 12,429.4
1998 4.5 114.0 133.0 94.0 3,610.6 3,192.3 1,917.7 897.7 1,842.9 178.6 11,985.3
1997 4.5 117.0 132.0 82.0 3,447.8 3,096.4 1,806.8 817.0 1,806.3 169.7 11,479.5
1996 4.5 117.0 132.0 77.0 3,421.0 3,069.1 1,751.1 830.0 2,003.5 182.8 11,588.0
1995 5.0 114.0 125.0 74.0 3,200.0 3,161.9 1,602.0 887.1 1,934.9 186.6 11,290.5
1994 5.0 104.0 120.0 76.0 3,062.0 2,926.6 1,431.3 871.8 1,731.5 205.6 10,533.8
1993 13.5 100.0 122.0 80.0 3,127.1 3,043.6 1,380.4 880.4 1,794.4 201.9 10,743.3
1992 15.5 108.0 128.0 80.0 3,027.9 2,904.3 1,371.6 905.5 1,824.2 231.3 10,596.3
1991 16.5 108.0 133.0 74.0 2,900.0 2,913.0 1,275.0 817.0 1,696.0 239.5 10,172.0
1990 16.5 116.0 133.0 84.0 2,982.0 3,041.0 1,222.0 754.0 1,794.0 249.9 10,392.4
1989 15.5 122.0 146.0 102.0 3,073.0 3,222.0 1,347.0 847.0 1,828.0 248.5 10,951.0
1988 16.5 126.0 142.0 97.0 3,025.0 3,349.0 1,274.0 770.0 1,766.0 235.4 10,800.9
1987 16.0 120.0 137.0 101.0 2,931.0 3,195.0 1,097.0 644.0 1,555.0 201.8 9,997.8
1986 17.0 113.0 140.0 108.0 3,030.0 3,180.0 1,088.0 605.0 1,465.0 221.0 9,967.0

 


Pigs on Farm on January 1, 2017

(Hog numbers)

  Total Pigs Sows and Bred Gilts All Other Pigs
No. % of Can No. % of Can No. % of Can
Atlantic Provinces 74,100 0.54 12,500 1.00 61,600 0.49
Que. 4,335,000 31.58 325,800 26,04 4,009,200 32.14
Ont. 3,380,900 24.63 323,100 25.83 3,057,800 24.51
Man. 3,130,000 22.81 330,100 26.38 2,799,900 22.45
Sask. 1,190,000 8.67 103,200 8.25 1,086,800 8.71
Alta. 1,515,000 11.04 144,700 11.57 1,370,300 10,99
B.C. 86,000 0.63 8,500 0.68 77,500 0.62
Canada 13,725,000 1,251,100 10,708,400

Atlantic Provinces: (NFLD)-(P.E.I.)-(N.S.)-(N.B.)


Numbers of Farms reporting pigs

  Number of Farms with pigs
1976 1986 1996 2006 2016 Jan 1 2017 Jan
CANADA 63,602 36,472 21,105 12,320 7,165 7,220
Atlantic Provinces 84 48 35 30 105 105
Que. 9,067 4,706 3,040 2,490 1,8965 1,870
Ont. 18,622 12,933 6,777 3,490 2,495 2,500
Man. 6,069 3,563 2,064 1,280 595 600
Sask. 12,246 5,778 2,848 1,310 525 540
Alta. 12,513 6,538 4,173 1,800 815 825
B.C. 2,057 1,399 1,411 1,010 625 635

Atlantic Provinces: (NFLD)-(P.E.I.)-(N.S.)-(N.B.)


Size of Farms reporting pigs

  Average Number of Pigs Farm
1976 1986 1996 2006 2016 Jan 1 2017 Jan 1
CANADA 91 268 523 1,162 1,886 1,901
Atlantic Province 385 1,080 1,433 2,183 1,614 X
Que. 178 622 1,133 1,635 2,282 2,318
Ont. 103 241 418 896 1,337 1,352
Man. 103 301 861 2,305 5,185 5,217
Sask. 40 104 266 1,008 2,238 2,204
Alta. 70 223 415 1,089 1,816 1,836
B.C. 27 155 123 164 136 135

Source: Statistics Canada