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
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Cattle 1.40 1.58 1.06 1.06 0.69 0.81 1.04 1.24 0.83 0.77 0.64 0.63 0.72
Hogs 10.00 9.35 6.36 5.75 5.79 5.66 4.77 4.95 5.77 5.66 5.60 5.25 5.10
Source: Statistics Canada
Annual exports of livestock to the United States (number of head)
2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Cattle for purebred breeding 3,213 3,716 2,821 3,756 3,225
Cattle for non-purebred breeding 7,115 3,485 2,401 2,802 1,977
Calves for feeding 6,163 5,404 10,112 11,494 8,774
Cattle for feeding 342,616 206,440 135,761 197,872 188,076
Fed cattle for slaughter (steers and heifers) 232,871 330,468 336,386 239,317 339,681
Non-fed cattle for slaughter (cows and bulls) 238,070 215,852 152,958 175,527 181,076
Cattle 830,048 765,365 640,439 630,768 722,809
Purebred swine 416 159 - 1,404 3,252
Other than purebred swine 5,767,977 5,656,975 5,596,993 5,247,798 5,092,765
Hogs 5,768,393 5,657,134 5,596,993 5,249,202 5,096,017
Sheep 5,509 14,272 5,651 5,745 11,862
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: USDA/APHIS

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: CFIA, AAFC, USDA

Other trade data links:



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