Dairy barns by type

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

Dairy barns by type
Dairy barns by type in Canada [1]- 2020
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 4.0% 54.1 166 96.0% 215.1 - - 173
Alberta 18 7.4% 85 226 92.6% 176.3 1 76 245
Saskatchewan 8 12.9% 96.6 54 87.1% 233.3 - - 62
Manitoba 33 37.9% 87.7 54 62.1% 242.3 2 146 89
Ontario 1,314 67.2% 61.5 642 32.8% 141.8 1 37 1,957
Quebec 2,687 90.6% 65.9 280 9.4% 142.4 61 109 3,028
New Brunswick 36 48.6% 61 38 51.4% 170.8 9 - 83
Nova Scotia 50 51.5% 60 47 48.5% 139.5 4 - 101
Prince Edward Island 44 53.0% 69.9 39 47.0% 103.7 4 61 87
Newfoundland and Labrador 1 16.7% 249 5 83.3% 205.6 1 - 7
Canada 4,198 73.0% - 1,551 27.0% - 83 - 5,832
[1] Based on Herds Enrolled in Milk Recording Program
Dairy barns by type in Canada Proportion of dairy barns by type in Canada
Robotic milking
Dairy barns with robotic milking system by type in Canada [1] - 2020
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 - - - 57 100% 158 57
Alberta - - - 57 100% 146 57
Saskatchewan - - - 17 100% 141 17
Manitoba 2 4% 61 51 96% 193 53
Ontario 3 1% 155 298 99% 114 301
Quebec 64 16.1% 85 334 84% 109 398
New Brunswick 2 9.5% 98 19 90.5% 86 21
Nova Scotia - - - 12 100% 123 12
Prince Edward Island - - - 4 100% 169 4
Newfoundland and Labrador - - - - 0% - -
Canada 71 8% - 849 92% - 920
[1] Based on herds enrolled in milk recording program
Dairy barns with robotic milking system Proportion of dairy barns with robotic milking system

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

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