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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.

Livestock imported into Canada from the United States (head)
  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Dairy Cattle, Not for Breeding 21,622 8,763 23,044 9,820 11,889
Dairy Breeding Cattle 2,490 3,235 7,074 3,710 2,886
Non-Dairy Cattle, Not for Breeding 10,545 17,407 108,919 185,847 257,187
Non-Dairy Breeding Cattle 1,107 1,152 1,771 2,194 2,622
Cattle - total 35,764 30,557 140,808 201,571 274,584
Swine - total 6,330 2,565 3,145 2,418 5,176
Sheep and lamb - total 6,554 175 140 165 126
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Calculations done by AAFC-AID, Market Information Section

Livestock imported from the United States by month and destination province – annual

2019
Livestock imported annually from the United States through ports of entry (head)
2019
  BC AB SK MB ON QC ATL Total
Dairy Cattle, Not for Breeding 3,913 84 0 527 6,439 926 0 11,889
Dairy Breeding Cattle 41 15 41 587 2,046 139 17 2,886
Non-Dairy Cattle, Not for Breeding 43,799 160,446 20,622 7,556 22,248 2,516 0 257,187
Non-Dairy Breeding Cattle 757 452 758 257 374 21 3 2,622
Total Cattle 48,510 160,997 21,421 8,927 31,107 3,602 20 274,584
Swine for Breeding 47 4 215 767 770 0 0 1,803
Swine, Not for Breeding <50kg 0 0 0 0 2,465 867 0 3,332
Swine, Not for Breeding >=50kg 0 0 41 0 0 0 0 41
Total Swine 47 4 256 767 3,235 867 0 5,176
Sheep & Lamb for Breeding 0 0 0 19 33 0 0 52
Sheep & Lamb, Not for Breeding 0 71 0 0 3 0 0 74
Total Sheep & Lamb 0 71 0 19 36 0 0 126
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Calculations done by AAFC-AID, Market Information Section
Livestock imported annually from the United States by month (head)
2019
  JA FE MR AL MA JN JL AU SE OC NO DE Total
Dairy Cattle, Not for Breeding 504 1649 925 920 365 812 716 1185 2009 1445 820 539 11,889
Dairy Breeding Cattle 48 234 254 150 99 32 158 457 439 461 394 160 2,886
Non-Dairy Cattle, Not for Breeding 20624 11969 12874 14112 14029 12702 15206 17366 27045 47730 39216 24314 257,187
Non-Dairy Breeding Cattle 206 150 594 131 95 52 143 196 343 328 172 212 2,622
Total Cattle 21,382 14,002 14,647 15,313 14,588 13,598 16,223 19,204 29,836 49,964 40,602 25,225 274,584
Swine for Breeding 35 85 0 261 64 4 239 61 515 51 481 7 1,803
Swine, Not for Breeding <50kg 425 133 509 355 215 360 139 386 23 429 137 221 3,332
Swine, Not for Breeding >=50kg 0 0 0 0 0 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 41
Total Swine 460 218 509 616 279 405 378 447 538 480 618 228 5,176
Sheep & Lamb for Breeding 0 0 0 0 19 0 0 4 6 0 4 19 52
Sheep & Lamb, Not for Breeding 0 0 0 0 0 0 71 3 0 0 0 0 74
Total Sheep & Lamb 0 0 0 0 19 0 71 7 6 0 4 19 126
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Calculations done by AAFC-AID, Market Information Section
2018
Livestock imported annually from the United States through ports of entry (head)
 2018
  BC AB SK MB ON QC ATL Total
Dairy Cattle, Not for Breeding 3,403 10 1 803 3,811 1,792 0 9,820
Dairy Breeding Cattle 47 150 1 737 2,551 40 184 3,710
Non-Dairy Cattle, Not for Breeding 37,944 101,901 14,553 1,341 24,467 5,641 0 185,847
Non-Dairy Breeding Cattle 640 484 611 59 348 8 44 2,194
Total Cattle 42,034 102,545 15,166 2,940 31,177 7,481 228 201,571
Swine for Breeding 43 0 171 287 534 0 0 1,035
Swine, Not for Breeding <50kg 0 24 0 0 1,317 0 0 1,341
Swine, Not for Breeding >=50kg 0 0 0 0 42 0 0 42
Total Swine 43 24 171 287 1,893 0 0 2,418
Sheep & Lamb for Breeding 93 0 0 0 63 0 4 160
Sheep & Lamb, Not for Breeding 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5
Total Sheep & Lamb 93 0 0 0 68 0 4 165
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Calculations done by AAFC-AID, Market Information Section
Livestock imported annually from the United States by month (head)
 2018
  JA FE MR AL MA JN JL AU SE OC NO DE Total
Dairy Cattle, Not for Breeding 1104 1444 890 662 495 733 484 1096 707 880 609 716 9,820
Dairy Breeding Cattle 776 298 292 258 367 350 184 93 161 446 310 175 3,710
Non-Dairy Cattle, Not for Breeding 6575 7798 10923 8887 9683 15784 12943 14696 21776 37740 22500 16542 185,847
Non-Dairy Breeding Cattle 111 30 154 164 283 119 534 145 68 288 75 223 2,194
Total Cattle 8,566 9,570 12,259 9,971 10,828 16,986 14,145 16,030 22,712 39,354 23,494 17,656 201,571
Swine for Breeding 114 130 0 70 57 46 90 202 0 116 172 38 1,035
Swine, Not for Breeding <50kg 150 181 0 15 140 87 0 35 354 133 118 128 1,341
Swine, Not for Breeding >=50kg 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 42
Total Swine 306 311 0 85 197 133 90 237 354 249 290 166 2,418
Sheep & Lamb for Breeding 0 0 3 3 87 9 41 11 2 4 0 0 160
Sheep & Lamb, Not for Breeding 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Total Sheep & Lamb 5 0 3 3 87 9 41 11 2 4 0 0 165
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Calculations done by AAFC-AID, Market Information Section
2017
Livestock imported annually from the United States through ports of entry (head)
 2017
  BC AB SK MB ON QC ATL Total
Dairy Cattle, Not for Breeding 10,398 14 24 1,709 8,240 2,659 0 23,044
Dairy Breeding Cattle 518 230 2 694 3,818 1,512 300 7,074
Non-Dairy Cattle, Not for Breeding 11,815 72,808 1,515 735 15,517 4,292 0 106,682
Non-Dairy Breeding Cattle 75 394 744 151 392 12 3 1,771
Total Cattle 22,884 73,493 2,847 3,662 30,112 8,555 303 141,856
Swine for Breeding 56 0 522 373 871 0 0 1,822
Swine, Not for Breeding <50kg 0 13 0 0 1,060 33 0 1,106
Swine, Not for Breeding >=50kg 0 0 40 0 177 0 0 217
Total Swine 56 13 562 373 2,108 33 0 3,145
Sheep & Lamb for Breeding 22 0 0 0 37 36 0 95
Sheep & Lamb, Not for Breeding 0 34 0 0 0 11 0 45
Total Sheep & Lamb 22 34 0 0 37 47 0 140
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Livestock imported annually from the United States by month (head)
 2017
  JA FE MR AL MA JN JL AU SE OC NO DE Total
Dairy Cattle, Not for Breeding 2,415 1,511 1,081 542 664 759 2,483 4,492 3,462 1,899 2,236 1,500 23,044
Dairy Breeding Cattle 259 291 363 535 301 278 803 784 908 718 1,076 758 7,074
Non-Dairy Cattle, Not for Breeding 2,714 2,538 4,094 5,408 4,323 4,975 1,841 2,772 6,766 26,340 29,039 15,872 106,682
Non-Dairy Breeding Cattle 51 104 80 137 172 64 142 78 51 285 379 228 1,771
Total Cattle 5,439 4,444 5,618 6,622 5,460 6,076 5,269 8,126 11,187 29,242 32,730 18,358 138,571
Swine for Breeding 219 367 116 105 165 154 106 139 100 160 89 102 1,822
Swine, Not for Breeding <50kg 173 69 293 261 0 39 0 30 94 40 107 0 1,106
Swine, Not for Breeding >=50kg 0 103 0 0 0 29 0 0 45 0 0 40 217
Total Swine 392 539 409 366 165 222 106 169 239 200 196 142 3,145
Sheep & Lamb for Breeding 0 18 0 0 35 5 0 22 0 15 0 0 95
Sheep & Lamb, Not for Breeding 0 0 0 0 0 34 0 0 0 0 0 11 45
Total Sheep & Lamb 0 18 0 0 35 39 0 22 0 15 0 11 140
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Calculations done by AAFC-AID, Market Information Section
2016
Livestock imported annually from the United States through ports of entry (head)
 2016
  BC AB SK MB ON QC ATL Total
Dairy Cattle, Not for Breeding 4,816 0 0 0 724 3,223 0 8,763
Dairy Breeding Cattle 315 37 37 449 1,913 392 92 3,235
Non-Dairy Cattle, Not for Breeding 22 7,703 792 141 6,729 2,480 0 17,867
Non-Dairy Breeding Cattle 67 163 611 40 253 9 9 1,152
Total Cattle 5,220 7,903 1,440 630 9,619 6,104 101 31,017
Swine for Breeding 47 15 268 574 458 0 0 1,362
Swine, Not for Breeding <50kg 0 0 0 0 799 0 0 799
Swine, Not for Breeding >=50kg 0 0 43 0 121 240 0 404
Total Swine 47 15 311 574 1,378 240 0 2,565
Sheep & Lamb for Breeding 9 28 32 0 44 13 0 126
Sheep & Lamb, Not for Breeding 16 33 0 0 0 0 0 49
Total Sheep & Lamb 25 61 32 0 44 13 0 175
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Livestock imported annually from the United States by month (head)
 2016
  JA FE MR AL MA JN JL AU SE OC NO DE Total
Dairy Cattle, Not for Breeding 654 1,001 980 230 187 917 734 526 422 556 457 2,099 8,763
Dairy Breeding Cattle 214 114 202 171 238 81 389 400 233 350 349 494 3,235
Non-Dairy Cattle, Not for Breeding 941 845 1,712 921 186 714 77 120 817 1,917 5,658 3,959 17,867
Non-Dairy Breeding Cattle 50 71 92 145 85 15 11 45 97 174 259 108 1,152
Total Cattle 1,859 2,031 2,986 1,467 696 1,727 1,211 1,091 1,569 2,997 6,723 6,660 31,017
Swine for Breeding 139 65 163 76 84 53 96 106 297 90 190 3 1,362
Swine, Not for Breeding <50kg 10 358 12 45 0 65 105 12 14 172 6 0 799
Swine, Not for Breeding >=50kg 0 131 0 65 76 0 60 0 42 0 30 0 404
Total Swine 149 554 175 186 160 118 261 118 353 262 226 3 2,565
Sheep & Lamb for Breeding 32 0 0 0 7 13 24 19 8 7 16 0 126
Sheep & Lamb, Not for Breeding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 33 0 49
Total Sheep & Lamb 32 0 0 0 7 13 24 19 8 23 49 0 175
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Calculations done by AAFC-AID, Market Information Section

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