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)
  2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Dairy Cattle, Not for Breeding 9,820 12,027 7,794 7,998 7,055
Dairy Breeding Cattle 3,710 2,913 2,200 2,216 1,703
Non-Dairy Cattle, Not for Breeding 185,847 257,262 264,794 377,571 294,551
Non-Dairy Breeding Cattle 2,194 2,644 1,996 13,750 13,847
Cattle - total 201,571 274,846 276,784 401,535 317,156
Swine - total 2,418 5,176 5,334 2,918 4,349
Sheep and lamb - total 165 126 8,449 16,122 18,248
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

2022
Livestock imported annually from the United States through ports of entry (head)
2022
  BC AB SK MB ON QC ATL Total
Dairy Cattle, Not for Breeding 1,174 0 0 129 3,374 2,378 0 7,055
Dairy Breeding Cattle 10 9 30 314 1,204 84 52 1,703
Non-Dairy Cattle, Not for Breeding 39,366 202,500 7,300 1,335 40,290 3,760 0 294,551
Non-Dairy Breeding Cattle 1,185 11,004 378 954 318 5 3 13,847
Total Cattle 41,735 213,513 7,708 2,732 45,186 6,227 55 317,156
Swine for Breeding 0 8 215 931 913 60 0 2,127
Swine, Not for Breeding <50kg 123 0 0 0 1,844 214 0 2,181
Swine, Not for Breeding >=50kg 0 0 0 0 41 0 0 41
Total Swine 123 8 215 931 2,798 274 0 4,349
Sheep & Lamb for Breeding 0 56 4 0 54 0 0 114
Sheep & Lamb, Not for Breeding 0 18,134 0 0 0 0 0 18,134
Total Sheep & Lamb 0 18,190 4 0 54 0 0 18,248
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)
2022
  January February March April May June July August September October November December Total
Dairy Cattle, Not for Breeding 83 183 40 507 356 279 285 336 869 1,586 904 1,627 7,055
Dairy Breeding Cattle 54 39 33 185 229 173 135 116 275 205 152 107 1,703
Non-Dairy Cattle, Not for Breeding 20,670 13,060 17,559 24,071 13,990 11,497 15,089 21,881 38,080 48,211 41,349 29,094 294,551
Non-Dairy Breeding Cattle 870 106 690 373 3,862 1,782 953 38 351 590 1,084 3,148 13,847
Total Cattle 21,677 13,388 18,322 25,136 18,437 13,731 16,462 22,371 39,575 50,592 43,489 33,976 317,156
Swine for Breeding 0 127 332 8 398 38 0 103 995 48 78 0 2,127
Swine, Not for Breeding <50kg 216 318 121 66 23 223 94 249 87 320 464 0 2,181
Swine, Not for Breeding >=50kg 0 0 0 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 41
Total Swine 216 445 453 115 421 261 94 352 1,082 368 542 0 4,349
Sheep & Lamb for Breeding 0 0 0 9 4 0 45 25 27 0 4 0 114
Sheep & Lamb, Not for Breeding 3,085 762 1,661 3,189 2,406 2,205 0 0 0 650 1,625 2,551 18,134
Total Sheep & Lamb 3,085 762 1,661 3,198 2,410 2,205 45 25 27 650 1,629 2,551 18,248
Source: Statistics Canada
Compiled by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Industry Division, Market Information Section
2021
Livestock imported annually from the United States through ports of entry (head)
2021
  BC AB SK MB ON QC ATL Total
Dairy Cattle, Not for Breeding 2,416 0 0 84 4,958 540 0 7,998
Dairy Breeding Cattle 5 19 29 780 1,363 15 5 2,216
Non-Dairy Cattle, Not for Breeding 68,991 234,919 20,666 13,822 35,840 3,333 0 377,571
Non-Dairy Breeding Cattle 1,895 7,401 2,439 1,467 509 35 4 13,750
Total Cattle 73,307 242,339 23,134 16,153 42,670 3,923 9 401,535
Swine for Breeding 47 0 429 409 30 0 0 915
Swine, Not for Breeding <50kg 42 0 0 0 1,533 428 0 2,003
Swine, Not for Breeding >=50kg 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Swine 89 0 429 409 1,563 428 0 2,918
Sheep & Lamb for Breeding 55 3 6 9 100 12 0 185
Sheep & Lamb, Not for Breeding 0 11,409 2,160 2,368 0 0 0 15,937
Total Sheep & Lamb 55 11,412 2,166 2,377 100 12 0 16,122
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)
2021
  January February March April May June July August September October November December Total
Dairy Cattle, Not for Breeding 178 360 285 425 518 1,472 1,739 799 1,120 423 343 336 7,998
Dairy Breeding Cattle 47 79 223 117 148 433 543 271 95 113 139 8 2,216
Non-Dairy Cattle, Not for Breeding 27,254 29,741 40,812 35,809 33,876 40,353 36,466 27,213 29,595 40,471 23,433 12,548 377,571
Non-Dairy Breeding Cattle 11 22 3,152 2,310 1,075 1,288 1,125 1,433 1,308 718 581 727 13,711
Total Cattle 27,490 30,202 44,472 38,661 35,617 43,546 39,873 29,716 32,118 41,725 24,496 13,619 401,535
Swine for Breeding 6 123 0 121 6 44 9 7 30 406 44 119 915
Swine, Not for Breeding <50kg 517 242 62 26 0 36 449 80 22 532 37 0 2,003
Swine, Not for Breeding >=50kg 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Swine 523 365 62 147 6 80 458 87 52 938 81 119 2,918
Sheep & Lamb for Breeding 0 11 32 0 13 6 99 0 3 0 18 3 185
Sheep & Lamb, Not for Breeding 2,625 2,206 2,494 603 776 3,240 1,573 771 0 0 0 1,649 15,984
Total Sheep & Lamb 2,625 2,217 2,526 603 789 3,246 1,672 771 3 0 18 1,652 16,122
Source: Statistics Canada
Compiled by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Industry Division, Market Information Section
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 13,448 21,337 21,586 3,981 0 264,794
Non-Dairy Breeding Cattle 108 182 384 1,207 115 0 0 1,996
Total Cattle 51,696 156,870 13,872 23,305 25,816 5,225 0 276,784
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 18,325 11,110 12,820 17,982 16,627 18,448 18,156 30,288 36,214 32,854 27,562 264,794
Non-Dairy Breeding Cattle 60 24 192 90 66 12 236 69 329 649 161 108 1,996
Total Cattle 25,548 19,118 12,023 13,796 18,586 17,517 19,166 18,866 31,591 38,351 33,872 28,350 276,784
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 43,815 160,446 20,622 7,556 22,307 2,516 0 257,262
Non-Dairy Breeding Cattle 757 471 761 257 374 21 3 2,644
Total Cattle 48,691 161,016 21,424 8,927 31,166 3,602 20 274,846
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 39,291 24,314 257,262
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 40,677 25,412 274,846
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
 

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