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
2019 x 78.8 x 184.6 7,090.5 7,111.1 7,770.10 2,336.3 2,796.7 204.1 26,954.9
2018 x 72.1 x 194.6 7,071.1 7,106.2 7,713.9 2,343.2 2,750.6 220.6 26,829.9
2017 x 76.0 x 191.2 7,158.8 7,176.4 7,902.7 2,355.3 2,953.3 205.0 27,371.3
2016 x 80.5 x 193.4 7,244.0 7,058.1 7,806.8 2,253.7 2,981.4 222.4 27,096.8
2015 x 87.3 x 180.1 7,233.6 7,157.6 7,911.4 2,255.9 2,952.4 207.6 27,124.9
2014 x 97.5 x 198.7 6,867.0 6,716.3 7,373.3 2,051.3 2,799.0 197.1 25,455.7
2013 x 98.2 x 210.9 7,129.8 6,707.8 7,296.1 2,162.4 2910.8 198.8 25,705.5
2012 x 111.2 x 197.9 7,382.0 6,659.9 8,061.4 2,237.4 3,049.3 199.6 26,959.3
2011 x 104.0 x 219.0 7,578.6 6,548.3 7,961.3 2,179.5 3,054.1 195.8 27,083.3
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; January 1, 2020-1991

(in thousands of head)

  NFLD PEI NS NB QUE ONT MB SASK AB BC CANADA
2020 x 38.9 x 29.7 4,335.0 3,569.1 3,310.0 965.0 1,525.0 87.0 13,875.0
2019 X 35.9 X 29.0 4,385.0 3,574.5 3,375.0 945.0 1,515.0 85.0 13,960.0
2018 x 34.2 x 29.5 4,435.0 3,612.5 3,400.0 1,025.0 1,525.0 92.0 14,170.0
2017 x 36.2 x 33.3 4,425.0 3,460.2 3,340.0 1,050.0 1490.0 86.0 13,935.0
2016 x 42.2 x 33.9 4,265.0 3,434.6 3,250.0 1,055.0 1,450.0 84.0 13,630.0
2015 x 46.9 x 33.2 4,210.0 3,155.8 3,190.0 1,045.0 1,390.0 92.0 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, 2020

 

  Total Pigs Sows and Bred Gilts All Other Pigs
  No. % of Can No. % of Can No. % of Can
Canada 13,875,000   1,241,000   12,634,000  
Atlantic Provinces 68,600 0.49 12,600 1.02 56,000 0.44
Québec 4,335,000 31.24 316,200 25,41 4,018,800 31.81
Ontario 3,569,100 25.72 321,600 25.91 3,247,500 25.70
Manitoba 3,310,000 23,86 344,000 27.72 2,966,000 23.48
Saskatchewan 955,000 6,95 101,400 8.17 863,600 6,84
Alberta 1,525,000 10.99 133,900 10.52 1,391,100 11.01
British Columbia 87,000 0.63 8,000 0.64 79,000 0.63

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


Number of Farms Reporting Pigs

  1976 1986 1996 2006 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
CANADA 63,602 36,472 21,105 11,842 8,135 8,210 7,910 7,700 7,650
Atlantic Provinces 84 48 792 462 105 100 80 90 85
Québec 9,067 4,706 3,040 2,490 1,930 1,935 1,920 1,845 1,845
Ontario 18,622 12,933 6,777 3,490 2,700 2,665 2,645 2,565 2,585
Manitoba 6,069 3,563 2,064 1,280 635 650 580 590 595
Saskatchewan 12,246 5,778 2,848 1,310 605 645 620 625 605
Alberta 12,513 6,538 4,173 1,800 1,150 1,190 1,140 1,090 1,060
British Columbia 2,057 1,399 1,411 1,010 870 890 790 780 765

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


Average Number of Pigs per Farm

  1991 1996 2001 2006 2011 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
CANADA 345 523 920 1,162 1,707 1,675 1,697 1,791 1,813 1,814
Atlantic Provinces 298 1,433 635   853 725 695 796 764 807
Québec 805 1,133 1,556 1,635 2,094 2,210 2,287 2,310 2,377 2,350
Ontario 310 418 695 896 1,189 1,272 1,298 1,366 1,394 1,381
Manitoba 434 861 1,523 2,305 4,711 5,118 5,138 5,862 5,720 5,563
Saskatchewan 163 266 662 1,008 1,951 1,744 1,628 1,653 1,512 1,595
Alberta 281 415 757 1,089 1,643 1,261 1,252 1,338 1,390 1,439
British Columbia 166 123 148 164 132 97 97 116 109 114

Source: Statistics Canada