Table 3 
Number of pigs and hog and pig farms, Canada, 2016 and 2021 

Number of pigs and hog and pig farms, Canada, 2016 and 2021
  2016 2021 2016 to 2021 2016 2021 2016 to 2021
  number of pigsnumber of pigs % change number of farmsnumber of farms % change
Boars kept for breeding 19,119 16,699 -12.7 3,117 2,298 -26.3
Sows and gilts kept for breeding 1,210,031 1,253,436 3.6 3,716 3,001 -19.2
Suckling pigs, less than 15 lb 1,903,325 1,889,609 -0.7 2,311 1,830 -20.8
Weanling, nursery or starter pigs, 15 to 49 lb 3,341,358 3,536,426 5.8 3,142 2,875 -8.5
Market pigs, 50 lb and over 7,617,670 7,872,499 3.3 5,464 4,804 -12.1
Total number of pigs 14,091,503 14,568,669 3.4 8,402 7,423 -11.7
Source(s):
Census of Agriculture, 2016 and 2021 (3438).
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