Red meat and livestock export reports

This section provides information on red meat and livestock exports, along with other sectoral reports and links.

Graph: Value of the annual exports of livestock to the United States (number of head in millions) as shown in the tables below
The table below represents the data to produce the graph above
Export of cattle and hogs to the United states (number of head in millions)
2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Cattle - 0.56 1.03 1.40 1.58 1.06 1.06 0.69 0.81 1.04 1.24 0.83 0.77
Hogs 8.50 8.19 8.76 10.00 9.35 6.36 5.75 5.79 5.66 4.77 4.95 5.77 5.66
Source: Statistics Canada
Annual exports of livestock to the United States (number of head)
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Cattle for purebred breeding 1,754 3,252 5,482 3,213 3,716
Cattle for non-purebred breeding 2,224 2,687 9,720 7,115 3,485
Calves for feeding 1,953 35 3,484 6,163 5,036
Cattle for feeding 169,567 362,876 499,273 342,616 206,414
Fed cattle for slaughter (steers and heifers) 431,815 350,767 403,316 232,871 330,468
Non-fed cattle for slaughter (cows and bulls) 207,286 320,436 321,198 238,070 215,884
Cattle 814,599 1,040,053 1,242,473 830,048 765,003
Purebred swine 1,411 1,976 668 416 159
Other than purebred swine 5,654,961 4,764,664 4,946,377 5,767,977 5,656,583
Hogs 5,656,372 4,766,640 4,947,045 5,768,393 5,656,742
Sheep 2,569 3,404 4,054 5,509 14,272
Source: Statistics Canada
Prepared by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Industry Division, Market Information Section

Live animal exports

Live animal exports to the United States - through ports of entry

Dynamic reports displaying exports of livestock (cattle, hogs, sheep/lamb, horses) to the United States through US ports of entry for the week/month/year. Data lags 2 weeks and revisions are monthly.
Source: United States Department of Agriculture/Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Red meat exports

Exports by month – year-to-date cumulative (beef, veal and pork)
Reports displays total Canadian beef, veal and pork exports by month, with annual subtotals. Data is updated monthly, revisions are continuous.
Source: Statistics Canada
Exports by country – year-to-date cumulative (beef, veal and pork)
Reports displays total Canadian beef, veal and pork exports by country with year-to-date cumulative. Data is updated monthly, revisions are continuous.
Source: Statistics Canada

Other reports with trade information:

Supply comparision by species between Canada and the United States
Reports display Canadian and American annual inventory, slaughter, production, imports, exports hog/pork, sheep/lamb, cattle/beef.
Sources: Statistics Canada, USDA
Monthly bison market and supply update
Report displays Canada, United States bison inventory and number of farms, slaughter, carcass weights, exports and pricing.
Links to the Canadian Bison Association's website which hosts the monthly bison market reports.
Annual game report by species in Canada
Report displays slaughter, imports and exports of deer, elk, bison, wild boar, rabbits, musk ox, caribou/reindeer.
Source: CFIA and provincial governments
Rabbit industry at a glance
Report displays slaughter, consumption, prices, inventory (Canada and United States), imports and exports of rabbits.
Sources: Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Agriculture and Agri Food Canada, United States Department of Agriculture

Other trade data links:



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