The Hog and Pig Farming industry in Canada has grown over the five years to 2017 due to changes in input prices, such as that of corn and soybeans, which are essential inputs into livestock feed. While concentration within the industry is low, the hog and pig farming landscape is shifting toward large, capital-intensive farms. This trend will likely positively impact the industry. Still, the major players that function under such economies of scale account for just a small portion of total hog and pig farming operations, leaving the majority flailing in the midst of input cost volatility and fluctuating demand.
Establishments in this industry primarily farm hogs and pigs in farrow-to-finish operations that include breeding, farrowing, weaning and raising feeder pigs or market size hogs. The term pig usually refers to the domestic mammal when it is young or small, while hog is the name typically given to domesticated pigs that weigh more than 120 pounds. While hog feedlots are included in the industry, the transportation of the livestock is not.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.