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Red meat and livestock import reports

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

Live animal imports

Live animal imports from the United States

Livestock imported from the United States
These annual reports display imports of livestock (cattle, hogs, sheep/lamb) from the United States to destination provinces for the month/year. Please note the data currently lags behind by 3 months.
Sources: [1] Statistics Canada, Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Red meat imports

Dynamic reports displaying imports of selected commodity: beef, veal, pork, lamb, mutton, goat, bison, horsemeat. Data is updated weekly, revisions are continuous.
Source: Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Imports with monthly breakdown:

Imports with prior-year comparision:

Imports by country breakdown:

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, United States Department of Agriculture

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.
Sources: Canadian Food Inspection Agency 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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