Hog Survey - 2010 - April

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The purpose of this survey is to collect information on cattle and calves, hogs, and sheep and lambs. The statistics produced from this survey enable those active in the agricultural sector to observe and assess changes in the industry, measure performance and keep the agricultural community and general public informed of the development.

Additional information

Statistics Canada is collecting information concerning the farm described on the label. If the operators of this holding manage any other farm(s) entirely separate from this farm (i.e., separate accounting books are kept), please do NOT include any data for the other farm(s) on this questionnaire.


CONFIDENTIAL when completed

This survey is conducted under the authority of the Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, c. S-19. Completion of this questionnaire is a legal requirement under the Statistics Act.

Data-sharing agreements


To reduce response burden and to ensure more uniform statistics, Statistics Canada has entered into data sharing agreements under Section 12 of the Statistics Act with the:

New Brunswick Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Ontario Central Statistics ervices
Manitoba Department of Agriculture
Saskatchewan Agriculture and Food
British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.

The information collected and shared will be kept confidential and used only for statistical purposes. Any information shared with a provincial ministry of agriculture is released in aggregate form only. The provincial ministry of agriculture must guarantee the confidentiality of all shared data.

Statistics Canada does not provide the respondent's name or address to any provincial ministry of agriculture.

Do you agree to share this information?
- Yes
- No


To avoid duplication of enquiry this survey is conducted under a co-operative agreement with l'Institut de la statistique du Québec pursuant to Section 11 of the Statistics Act. The Québec Statistics Act includes the same provisions for confidentiality and penalties for disclosure of information as the Federal Statistics Act.


When answering the questions:

Include all pigs on all sites (or barns) on your operation as of April 1, 20XX, regardless of ownership, including pigs custom fed or fed under contract for others.

Do not include pigs which are owned by you but kept on a farm or feedlot operated by someone else.

Section A. Inventory

Section A. Inventory - Question identifier:1(a)

On April 1, 20XX do you expect to have any pigs on this operation?

Section A. Inventory - Question identifier:1(b)

Were there any pigs on this operation during the past quarter (January, February and March 20XX)?

  • a: Yes Go to Section B, Question 6
  • b: No Go to Section D

Section A. Inventory - Question identifier:2.

How many of the following do you expect to have on this operation on April 1, 20XX?

Section A. Inventory - Question identifier:3.

What will be the total pig inventory on April 1, 20XX on this operation?

Section A. Inventory - Question identifier:4.

Of the sows and gilts for breeding reported in Question 2i), what percent would have farrowed at least once?

Section A. Inventory - Question identifier:5.

Of the market pigs reported in Question 2v), what number or percent are in the following three categories?

  • i: over 179 pounds (81 kg)
  • ii: between 120 to 179 pounds (54 to 81 kg)
  • iii: under 120 pounds (54 kg)? (Exclude weanling, nursery, or starter pigs)

Section B. Farrowings

Section B. Farrowings - Question identifier:6.

During the last quarter (January, February and March 20XX) how many sows and bred gilts farrowed?

  • a: Quarterly
  • b: Monthly
  • c: Bi-Weekly
  • d: Weekly

Section B. Farrowings - Question identifier:7.

Compared with the last quarter, what is the expected percent change to farrowings in:

  • i): April, May and June 20XX?
  • a: Increase
  • b: Decrease
  • c: No change
  • ii): July, August and September 20XX?
  • a: Increase
  • b: Decrease
  • c: No change

Section B. Farrowings - Question identifier:8.

On average, how many pigs were born per litter during the last quarter (January, February and March 20XX) ?

Section B. Farrowings - Question identifier:9.

Of the pigs born last quarter, what percentage died or were destroyed before weaning?

Section C. Shipments

Section C. Shipments - Question identifier:10.

In January, February and March 20XX, how many market pigs will this operation have shipped to a slaughter facility?

Section C. Shipments - Question identifier:11.

Of those market pigs shipped to slaughter, what number or percent will be shipped to a facility in:

  • i): the United States
  • ii): another province
  • iii): within province

Section C. Shipments - Question identifier:12.

In January, February and March 20XX, how many weanling, nursery, or starter pigs will this operation have shipped to another operation for feeding purposes?

Section C. Shipments - Question identifier:13.

Of those weanling, nursery, or starter pigs shipped for feeding purposes, what number or percent will be shipped to another operation in:

  • i): the United States
  • ii): another province
  • iii): within province
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