Livestock in Canada
Release date: May 24, 2017
Description: Livestock in Canada
Alberta had more feeder beef cattle than all other provinces combined in 2016, with almost 1.5 million head.
Alberta leads in beef
|Province||Number of feeder beef cattle|
|Prince Edward Island||13,595|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||235|
For every milk-producing cow in Canada there were 4 beef cows.
Canadian farms used technology to grow
- In 2016, 8.1% of farms reporting dairy cows reported the use of robotic milking; these farms held 12.5% of milk cows on Census Day.
|Province||Farm type||Sales in 2015|
|British Columbia||Poultry and egg||$786.8 million|
|Alberta||Beef cattle||$7.4 billion|
|Saskatchewan||Beef cattle||$1.7 billion|
|Manitoba||Hog and pig||$1.1 billion|
|Ontario||Dairy and milk||$2.4 billion|
|Quebec||Dairy and milk||$2.7 billion|
|New Brunswick||Poultry and egg||$126.3 million|
|Nova Scotia||Poultry and egg||$187.2 million|
|Prince Edward Island||Dairy and milk||$86.0 million|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||Poultry and egg||$64.5 million|
Poultry and egg production
- 1.5 billion kilograms of broilers were produced in 2015 up 9.8% from 2010.
- 7.4 billion table eggs were produced in 2015 up 10.9% from 2010.
Concentration of Canada's pig industry
- Half of all farms that reported pigs held 99.7% of the 14.1 million pigs in Canada.
Livestock is more than just cattle, pigs and chickens
|Livestock||Number of head|
Source: Census of Agriculture, 2011 and 2016.
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