Hog Numbers Stabilize: StatsCan

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Canada’s third-quarter hog inventories as of Oct. 1 are reported at 11.9 million head, down 0.8 per cent from the same date in 2009, according to Statistics Canada. But total inventory is up 0.6 per cent from the second quarter, returning to a traditional fall production pattern, the federal statistics agency said Oct. 28. The estimated number of hog farms at Oct. 1, 2010 was 7,035, down 8.3 per cent from the same date one year ago.

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