Cattle/Beef and Veal

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Quick Facts 2019
  • 12.27 million cattle and calves on 72,985 farms and ranches in Canada
  • Alberta accounts for approximately 40% of Canada’s inventory
  • 3,243,029 cattle and 212,551 calves slaughtered in federally and provincially inspected establishments in Canada
  • 1.28 million tonnes of beef and 32,870 tonnes of veal produced
  • Exports: 673,069 head of cattle and calves valued at $1.1 billion; 425,109 tonnes of beef and veal valued at $3.26 billion
  • Imports: 276,772 head of cattle and calves valued at $267 million; 189,167 tonnes of beef and veal valued at $1.52 billion
  • Farm cash receipts from the sale of non-dairy cattle and calves totaled $9.1 billion, 12.6% of total receipts.

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