Sheep and Lamb

Decorative picture of sheep and lamb
Quick facts 2021
  • 791,300 sheep and lamb on 8,487 farms in Canada. Ontario, Quebec and Alberta account for 71% of Canada’s sheep/lamb inventory.
  • 548,350 sheep and lamb slaughtered in federally and provincially inspected establishments in Canada. 74% of sheep and lamb are processed in provincially inspected establishments.
  • 16,700 tonnes of mutton and lamb produced.
  • Exports: 22,969 head of sheep valued at $1.8 million and 131 tonnes of mutton and lamb valued at $1.5 million.
  • Imports: 16,169 head of sheep valued at $3.0 million and 22,862 tonnes of mutton and lamb valued at $251.1 million.
  • Farm cash receipts for sheep and lamb totaled $249 million, 0.3% of total farm cash receipts.
 
 

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