Number of farms, dairy cows and dairy heifers

Overview of the Canadian dairy industry at the farm level.

 
The table below represents the data to produce the graph above
Number of dairy farms, cows and heifers by province in Canada - 2021
Province BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL CANADA
Number of Farms with Milk Shipments as of Aug 1 473 494 173 249 3,336 4,675 170 202 155 25 9,952
Number of Dairy Cows as of January 1 89,300 80,400 31,400 36,700 318,100 362,900 17,700 22,000 13,300 6,000 977,800
Number of Dairy Heifers as of January 1 41,500 40,500 10,800 21,800 147,100 140,500 8,100 8,700 6,600 2,100 427,700
Source: Statistics Canada and Canadian Dairy Commission
Calculations done by AAFC-AID , Market Information Section
 

Number farms, dairy cows & heifers

This section houses reports on the Number of farms, dairy cows and heifers in various formats.

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Number of dairy cows and heifers by province (Annual, report D042)
Report displays number of dairy cows or dairy heifers by province for selected number of years on January 1st or July 1st.
Source: Statistics Canada
Number of farms with shipments of milk by province (Annual , report D056)
Report displays number of farms with shipments of milk on August 1st per province for selected number of years.
Source: Canadian Dairy Commission

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