The numbers, on 1 July showed Canada’s total cattle inventory ar 13.52 million head, down slightly from one year ago and down 1.3 per cent from two years ago, the lowest level since 1994.
The majority of Canada’s cattle herd was located in the province of Alberta with 5.41 million head, or 40.0 per cent of the total inventory. Alberta’s cattle inventory was nearly unchanged from a year ago.
The numbers of Canada’s hog and pig inventory on 1 July were 12.87 million head. This was up slightly over the previous quarter and was up 1.5 per cent over a year ago.
This is the third consecutive quarter hog inventories increased.
According to the International Meat Review, during July, South Korea imported 21,442 MT of beef.
Although this was 18.8 per cent higher than the previous month, it was 13.1 per cent lower than a year ago. More specifically, imports of frozen beef was 18,032 MT, which comprised 84.1 per cent of the total.
Fresh, chilled beef imports were 3,411 MT. Beef imports from Australia during July rose 25.7 per cent over June to 11,003 MT.
During June, Japan imported 46,536 MT of beef. This was 10.2 per cent more than the previous month and was 29.5 per cent more than June 2011.
Source: Argentine Beef Packers S.A.
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