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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)
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Dairy Cattle, Not for Breeding 8,763 23,044 9,820 12,027 7,794
Dairy Breeding Cattle 3,235 7,074 3,710 2,913 2,200
Non-Dairy Cattle, Not for Breeding 17,407 108,919 185,847 257,246 264,782
Non-Dairy Breeding Cattle 1,152 1,771 2,194 2,644 1,993
Cattle - total 30,557 140,808 201,571 274,830 276,769
Swine - total 2,565 3,145 2,418 5,176 5,334
Sheep and lamb - total 175 140 165 126 8,449
Source: Statistics Canada
Compiled by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Industry Division, Market Information Section

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

2020
Livestock imported annually from the United States through ports of entry (head)
2020
BC AB SK MB ON QC ATL Total
Dairy Cattle, Not for Breeding 3,529 13 0 214 2,807 1,231 0 7,794
Dairy Breeding Cattle 0 292 40 547 1,308 13 0 2,200
Non-Dairy Cattle, Not for Breeding 48,059 156,383 13,436 21,337 21,586 3,981 0 264,782
Non-Dairy Breeding Cattle 108 182 381 1,207 115 0 0 1,993
Total Cattle 51,696 156,870 13,857 23,305 25,816 5,225 0 276,769
Swine for Breeding 34 0 331 791 487 0 0 1,643
Swine, Not for Breeding <50kg 0 0 0 0 3,600 91 0 3,691
Swine, Not for Breeding >=50kg 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Swine 34 0 331 791 4,087 91 0 5,334
Sheep & Lamb for Breeding 0 6 0 4 48 7 0 65
Sheep & Lamb, Not for Breeding 0 7,928 0 0 456 0 0 8,384
Total Sheep & Lamb 0 7,934 0 4 504 7 0 8,449
Source: Statistics Canada
Compiled by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Industry Division, Market Information Section
Livestock imported annually from the United States by month (head)
2020
January February March April May June July August September October November December Total
Dairy Cattle, Not for Breeding 1,028 619 482 731 102 630 294 530 674 1,343 761 600 7,794
Dairy Breeding Cattle 52 150 239 155 436 248 188 111 300 145 96 80 2,200
Non-Dairy Cattle, Not for Breeding 24,408 18,313 11,110 12,820 17,982 16,627 18,448 18,156 30,288 36,214 32,854 27,562 264,782
Non-Dairy Breeding Cattle 60 24 192 90 63 12 236 69 329 649 161 108 1,993
Total Cattle 25,548 19,106 12,023 13,796 18,583 17,517 19,166 18,866 31,591 38,351 33,872 28,350 276,769
Swine for Breeding 126 132 190 448 0 89 4 286 0 82 7 279 1,643
Swine, Not for Breeding <50kg 304 180 576 492 267 0 492 0 284 579 0 517 3,691
Swine, Not for Breeding >=50kg 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Swine 430 312 766 940 267 89 496 286 284 661 7 796 5,334
Sheep & Lamb for Breeding 0 0 0 0 4 5 0 11 4 17 19 5 65
Sheep & Lamb, Not for Breeding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,376 1,354 1,851 2,803 8,384
Total Sheep & Lamb 0 0 0 0 4 5 0 11 2,380 1,371 1,870 2,808 8,449
Source: Statistics Canada
Compiled by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Industry Division, Market Information Section
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 4,051 84 0 527 6,439 926 0 12,027
Dairy Breeding Cattle 68 15 41 587 2,046 139 17 2,913
Non-Dairy Cattle, Not for Breeding 43,799 160,446 20,622 7,556 22,307 2,516 0 257,246
Non-Dairy Breeding Cattle 757 471 761 257 374 21 3 2,644
Total Cattle 48,675 161,016 21,424 8,927 31,166 3,602 20 274,830
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
Compiled by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Industry Division, Market Information Section
Livestock imported annually from the United States by month (head)
2019
January February March April May June July August September October November December Total
Dairy Cattle, Not for Breeding 504 1,649 925 920 365 812 716 1,185 2,009 1,445 820 677 12,027
Dairy Breeding Cattle 48 234 254 150 99 32 158 457 439 461 394 187 2,913
Non-Dairy Cattle, Not for Breeding 20,624 11,969 12,874 14,112 14,029 12,702 15,206 17,366 27,045 47,730 39,275 24,314 257,246
Non-Dairy Breeding Cattle 206 150 594 131 95 52 143 196 343 328 172 234 2,644
Total Cattle 21,382 14,002 14,647 15,313 14,588 13,598 16,223 19,204 29,836 49,964 40,661 25,412 274,830
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
Compiled by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Industry Division, 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
Compiled by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Industry Division, Market Information Section
Livestock imported annually from the United States by month (head)
2018
January February March April May June July August September October November December Total
Dairy Cattle, Not for Breeding 1,104 1,444 890 662 495 733 484 1,096 707 880 609 716 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 6,575 7,798 10,923 8,887 9,683 15,784 12,943 14,696 21,776 37,740 22,500 16,542 185,847
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
Compiled by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Industry Division, 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 17,531 4,515 0 108,919
Non-Dairy Breeding Cattle 75 394 744 151 392 12 3 1,771
Total Cattle 22,806 73,446 2,285 3,289 29,981 8,698 303 140,808
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
Compiled by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Industry Division, Market Information Section
Livestock imported annually from the United States by month (head)
2017
JA FE MA 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 2,847 2,705 4,156 5,474 4,342 5,311 1,982 2,972 7,159 26,547 29,351 16,073 108,919
Non-Dairy Breeding Cattle 51 104 80 137 172 64 142 78 51 285 379 228 1,771
Total Cattle 5,572 4,611 5,680 6,688 5,479 6,412 5,410 8,326 11,580 29,449 33,042 18,559 140,808
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
Compiled by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Industry Division, Market Information Section

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