Hog Farm Data

The data found in this section provides an overview of the Canadian Hog Industry by province. Based on annual survey data and the Census of Agriculture it is updated in January.

The data includes:

  • Hogs Marketed in Canada by Province (in thousands of head)
  • Total Pigs on Farm by Province (in thousands of head)
  • Pigs on Farm
  • Number of Farms Reporting Pigs
  • Average Number of Pigs per Farm

Hogs Marketed in Canada by Province

(in thousands of head)

  NFLD PEI NS NB QUE ONT MB SASK AB BC CANADA
2016 x 80.5 x 188.0 7,244.0 7,077.9 7,806.2 2,253.3 2,981.4 222.1 27,853.4
2015 x 87.3 x 178.8 7,233.6 7,183.3 7,943 2,255.9 2,952.4 207.63 28,010.3
2014 x 97.5 x 197.4 6,867.0 6,750.6 7,373.3 2,051.3 2,799.0 197.1 26,33.2
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
2012 x 111.2 x 196.1 7,382.0 6,689.0 8,061.4 2,237.4 3,049.3 199.6 27,926.0
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
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
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
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
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

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 Farm by Province 

(in thousands of head)

  NFLD PEI NS NB QUE ONT MB SASK AB BC CANADA
2017 x 35.4 x 33.0 4,345.0 3,375.3 3,180.0 1,085.0 1,505.0 87.0 13,760.0
2016 x 42.2 x 33.9 4,345.0 3377.5 3,100.0 1,175.0 1,480.0 86.0 13,575.0
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
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
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
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
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

Pigs on Farm on January 1, 2017

 

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

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


Number of Farms Reporting Pigs

  1991 1996 2001 2006 2011 2016 2017
CANADA 29,592 21,105 15,472 12,320 7,371 7,410 7,360
Atlantic Provinces 1,115 35 615 30 270 105 100
Québec 3,614 3,040 2,743 2,490 1,953 1,920 1,910
Ontario 9,429 6,777 4,972 3,490 2,556 2,545 2,500
Manitoba 2,969 2,064 1,668 1,280 590 605 610
Saskatchewan 4,968 2,848 1,677 1,310 518 525 540
Alberta 6,148 4,173 2,677 1,800 857 855 625
British Columbia 1,349 1,411 1,120 1,010 627 625 635

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


Average Number of Pigs per Farm

  1991 1996 2001 2006 2011 2016 2017
CANADA 345 523 920 1,162 1,720 1,886 1,901
Atlantic Province 298 1,433 635 2,183 474 1,614 X
Québec 805 1,133 1,556 1,635 2,098 2,282 2,318
Ontario 310 418 695 896 1,208 1,337 1,352
Manitoba 434 861 1,523 2,305 4,831 5,185 5,217
Saskatchewan 163 266 662 1,008 1,986 2,238 2,204
Alberta 281 415 757 1,089 1,631 1,816 1,836
British Columbia 166 123 148 164 142 136 135

Source: Statistics Canada