Production of certified organic milk and number of producers in Canada

Statistics about organic milk production and producers in Canada.

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Production of Certified Organic Milk and Number of Producers in Canada between 2011/12 and 2019/20
  2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Production of certified organic milk in hectolitres 937,137 950,486 974,302 1,033,416 1,110,664 1,213,649 1,306,888 1,397,966 1,436,387 1,484,709
Number of producers (farms) 219 209 215 218 222 232 246 249 247 244

Dairy year milk volume by province

Production of Certified Organic Milk in Canada
Year British
Columbia
Alberta /
Manitoba
Ontario Quebec /
Nova Scotia
Canada
2020/21 385,968 80,994 385,269 632,478 1,484,709
2019/20 370,030 83,386 370,391 612,581 1,436,387
2018/19 347,570 84,315 365,290 600,791 1,397,966
2017/18 326,646 85,250 340,849 554,143 1,306,888
2016/17 320,077 87,501 328,846 477,225 1,213,649
2015/16 286,459 89,376 297,586 437,242 1,110,664
2014/15 271,147 76,926 267,396 417,947 1,033,416
2013/14 245,888 74,567 260,534 393,313 974,302
2012/13 204,640 98,264 263,652 383,931 950,486
2011/12 195,945 113,784 266,068 361,341 937,137
Number of producer farms in Canada
Year British
Columbia
Alberta /
Manitoba
Ontario Quebec /
Nova Scotia
Canada
2020/21 28 6 81 129 244
2019/20 26 7 82 132 247
2018/19 28 7 81 133 249
2017/18 30 7 82 127 246
2016/17 31 9 79 113 232
2015/16 27 9 74 112 222
2014/15 26 8 74 110 218
2013/14 20 10 75 110 215
2012/13 17 11 77 104 209
2011/12 17 14 79 109 219
Note: Amounts for other provinces - nil or minute
Source: B.C. Milk Marketing Board, Dairy Farmers of Manitoba, Dairy Farmers of Ontario, Fédération des producteurs de lait du Québec, Alberta Milk and Dairy Farmers of Nova Scotia
Compiled by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Industry Division, Market Information Section

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Monthly Milk volume by province

British Columbia
Monthly Production of Certified Organic Milk and Number of Producer Farms in British Columbia
Month 2017/2018
hl
2017/2018
Prod.
2018/2019
hl
2018/2019
Prod.
2019/2020
hl
2019/2020
Prod.
2020/2021
hl
2020/2021
Prod.
August 27,356 30 29,994 28 29,994 28 32,259 29
September 26,121 30 28,722 27 28,722 27 31,657 29
October 27,810 30 26,741 29 29,331 25 32,089 28
November 27,345 30 28,004 30 28,994 25 30,795 28
December 28,921 30 29,609 30 30,842 25 31,738 28
January 29,101 30 30,169 30 31,168 25 32,740 28
February 25,457 30 26,594 30 28,794 25 29,515 28
March 28,098 30 29,738 28 31,819 26 33,629 28
April 26,716 30 29,261 28 31,320 26 33,601 28
May 26,825 30 29,978 28 32,990 26 35,202 28
June 25,778 30 28,964 28 32,678 26 32,625 28
July 27,117 30 29,797 28 33,379 26 30,118 28
Total 326,646 30 347,570 28 370,030 26 385,968 28
Source: BC Milk Marketing Board
Compiled by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Industry Division, Market Information Section

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Alberta/Manitoba
Monthly Production of Certified Organic Milk and Number of Producer Farms in Alberta and Manitoba
Month 2017/2018
hl
2017/2018
Prod.
2018/2019
hl
2018/2019
Prod.
2019/2020
hl
2019/2020
Prod.
2020/2021
hl
2020/2021
Prod.
August 6,843 7 6,825 7 6,954 7 7,137 7
September 6,826 7 6,415 7 6,515 7 6,650 7
October 7,027 7 6,477 7 6,578 7 6,304 7
November 6,806 7 6,599 7 6,621 7 6,058 6
December 7,353 7 7,487 7 6,933 7 6,544 6
January 7,559 7 7,525 7 7,188 7 6,912 6
February 6,746 7 6,674 7 6,667 7 6,289 6
March 7,316 7 7,421 7 7,300 7 6,945 6
April 7,027 7 7,121 7 6,984 7 6,749 6
May 7,540 7 7,300 7 7,191 7 7,351 6
June 7,107 7 7,244 7 7,312 7 6,848 6
July 7,101 7 7,225 7 7,142 7 7,208 6
Total 85,250 7 84,315 7 83,386 7 80,994 6
Source: Alberta Milk & Dairy Farmers of Manitoba
Compiled by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Industry Division, Market Information Section

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Ontario
Monthly Production of Certified Organic Milk and Number of Producer Farms in Ontario
Month 2017/2018
hl
2017/2018
Prod.
2018/2019
hl
2018/2019
Prod.
2019/2020
hl
2019/2020
Prod.
2020/2021
hl
2020/2021
Prod.
August 28,466 79 30,218 82 30,367 81 32,094 81
September 26,979 79 28,734 81 29,148 81 30,538 81
October 27,770 79 28,449 82 29,972 80 30,897 80
November 26,275 79 28,021 82 28,735 81 30,909 80
December 27,788 79 30,327 82 30,681 82 32,751 80
January 28,320 80 31,048 81 32,206 83 32,746 81
February 26,112 80 28,663 82 30,692 83 30,288 81
March 29,007 80 32,615 83 32,404 82 33,668 81
April 28,799 81 32,569 83 30,637 82 32,731 81
May 31,428 82 33,085 83 32,216 82 33,996 82
June 30,197 82 31,071 82 31,521 82 31,721 82
July 29,708 82 30,490 81 31,813 82 32,930 82
Total 340,849 82 365,290 81 370,391 82 385,269 81
Source: Dairy Farmers of Ontario
Compiled by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Industry Division, Market Information Section

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Quebec / Nova Scotia
Monthly Production of Certified Organic Milk and Number of Producer Farms in Quebec and Nova Scotia
Month 2017/2018
hl
2017/2018
Prod.
2018/2019
hl
2018/2019
Prod.
2019/2020
hl
2019/2020
Prod.
2020/2021
hl
2020/2021
Prod.
August 41,520 115 48,287 128 50,845 134 51,922 132
September 41,128 118 47,417 128 49,940 135 50,718 132
October 43,362 119 49,144 131 51,580 134 52,435 131
November 42,986 126 48,376 131 50,626 135 51,870 130
December 46,344 121 51,488 130 52,695 134 54,604 129
January 47,757 126 52,585 132 52,831 133 56,160 129
February 43,771 127 47,311 132 49,342 133 49,905 129
March 49,696 128 52,127 132 52,921 133 54,217 129
April 47,809 127 50,796 132 48,766 133 52,175 129
May 50,992 127 52,033 131 50,740 133 54,198 129
June 49,626 128 50,263 130 50,440 133 51,641 129
July 49,152 127 50,964 133 51,855 132 52,634 129
Total 554,143 127 600,791 133 612,581 132 632,478 129
Source: Fédération des producteurs de lait du Québec
Compiled by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Industry Division, Market Information Section

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