Dairy barns by type

This section provides statistics about the types of dairy barns in Canada.

Non-robotic milking
Dairy barns without robotic milking system by type in Canada [1]   2021
Province # barns
Tie Stall
%
Tie Stall
Herd Size
Tie Stall
# barns
Free Stall
%
Free Stall
Herd Size
Free Stall
# barns
Unrecorded
Herd Size
Unrecorded
Total Number of barns
British Columbia 7 4.3% 40.4 157 95.7% 194.3 - - 164
Alberta 15 6.3% 88.0 222 93.7% 175.9 1 81 238
Saskatchewan 8 13.3% 98.4 52 86.7% 222.6 - - 60
Manitoba 31 37.3% 86.7 52 62.7% 244.3 1 60 84
Ontario 1,252 67.6% 61.3 601 32.4% 139.1 2 41 1,855
Quebec 2,599 89.8% 67.4 294 10.2% 141.6 82 85 2,975
New Brunswick 39 48.8% 62.9 41 51.3% 177.1 10 - 90
Nova Scotia 49 51.0% 61.2 47 49.0% 132.9 4 - 100
Prince Edward Island 41 52.6% 70.3 37 47.4% 107.8 3 56 81
Newfoundland and Labrador 1 16.7% 254 5 83.3% 253.4 - - 6
Canada 4,042 72.8% - 1,508 27.2% - 103 - 5,653
[1] Based on herds enrolled in milk recording program
Graph as described in the table above
Graph as described in the table above
Robotic milking
Dairy barns with robotic milking system by type in Canada [1] - 2021
Province # of barns
Tie Stall
%
Tie Stall
Herd Size
Tie Stall
# of barns
Free Stall
%
Free Stall
Herd Size
Free Stall
Total Number
of barns
British Columbia - - - 53 100% 172 53
Alberta - - - 60 100% 153 60
Saskatchewan - - - 18 100% 146 18
Manitoba 2 3.6% 59 53 96% 205 55
Ontario 5 1.6% 140 317 98% 115 322
Quebec 67 15.3% 88 372 85% 114 439
New Brunswick - - - 24 100.0% 82 24
Nova Scotia - - - 12 100% 123 12
Prince Edward Island - - - 6 100% 132 6
Newfoundland and Labrador - - - 2 100% 134 2
Canada 74 7% - 917 93% - 991
[1] Based on herds enrolled in milk recording program
Graph as described in the table above
Graph as described in the table above

Source: Lactanet
Compiled by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal industry division, Market information section

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