Farm product prices, February 2012

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Prices received by farmers in February for grains, oilseeds, specialty crops, potatoes, cattle, hogs, poultry, eggs and dairy products are now available.

The February Quebec hog price was $79.19 per hundredweight, up 1.9% from January and up 7.6% from February 2011 when the price was $73.58.

The Alberta canola price in February was $523.99 per tonne, up 1.5% from January and up 3.7% from February 2011 when the price was $505.40.

Note to readers

Farm commodity prices are now available free of charge on CANSIM. Prices for over 35 commodities are available by province, some series going back 20 years.

Available without charge in CANSIM: table CANSIM table002-0043.

Definitions, data sources and methods: survey number survey number3436.

For more information, contact Statistics Canada's National Contact Centre (toll-free 1-800-263-1136; 613-951-8116;

To enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact Gail-Ann Breese (204-983-3445), Agriculture Division.