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1981 1986 1991 1996 2001 2006 % change from 1981 to 1986 % change from 1986 to 1991 % change from 1991 to 1996 % change from 1996 to 2001 % change from 2001 to 2006
Canada
Number of animals 89,839 75,788 88,116 125,819 182,851 177,698 -16 16 43 45 -3
Number of farms reporting 10,127 8,936 7,735 8,252 7,706 6,725 -12 -13 7 -7 -13
Average number per farm 8.9 8.5 11.4 15.2 23.7 26.4 -4 34 33 56 11
 
Newfoundland and Labrador
Number of animals 296 276 186 249 194 99 -7 -33 34 -22 -49
Number of farms reporting 31 32 24 38 25 20 3 -25 58 -34 -20
Average number per farm 9.5 8.6 7.8 6.6 7.8 5.0 -9 -9 -15 18 -36
 
Prince Edward Island
Number of animals 348 272 114 227 324 229 -22 -58 99 43 -29
Number of farms reporting 65 51 29 36 31 31 -22 -43 24 -14 0
Average number per farm 5.4 5.3 3.9 6.3 10.5 7.4 -2 -26 62 67 -30
 
Nova Scotia
Number of animals 1,405 911 2,313 2,572 2,051 2,111 -35 154 11 -20 3
Number of farms reporting 224 177 176 194 159 165 -21 -1 10 -18 4
Average number per farm 6.3 5.1 13.1 13.3 12.9 12.8 -19 157 2 -3 -1
 
New Brunswick
Number of animals 816 448 547 806 1,172 1,119 -45 22 47 45 -5
Number of farms reporting 126 90 90 78 91 77 -29 0 -13 17 -15
Average number per farm 6.5 5.0 6.1 10.3 12.9 14.5 -23 22 69 25 12
 
Quebec
Number of animals 13,111 11,853 12,317 15,445 27,337 30,870 -10 4 25 77 13
Number of farms reporting 1,252 1,129 889 931 975 1,070 -10 -21 5 5 10
Average number per farm 10.5 10.5 13.9 16.6 28.0 28.9 0 32 19 69 3
 
Ontario
Number of animals 45,500 32,460 33,405 45,258 62,310 76,114 -29 3 35 38 22
Number of farms reporting 4,212 2,999 2,400 2,521 2,342 2,169 -29 -20 5 -7 -7
Average number per farm 10.8 10.8 13.9 18.0 26.6 35.1 0 29 29 48 32
 
Manitoba
Number of animals 4,684 3,663 5,895 7,213 12,637 13,159 -22 61 22 75 4
Number of farms reporting 581 597 559 515 507 470 3 -6 -8 -2 -7
Average number per farm 8.1 6.1 10.5 14.0 24.9 28.0 -25 72 33 78 12
 
Saskatchewan
Number of animals 4,317 5,722 8,511 7,968 15,797 11,793 33 49 -6 98 -25
Number of farms reporting 961 1,221 1,093 941 861 599 27 -10 -14 -9 -30
Average number per farm 4.5 4.7 7.8 8.5 18.3 19.7 4 66 9 115 8
 
Alberta
Number of animals 10,567 12,470 15,656 32,960 42,270 29,113 18 26 111 28 -31
Number of farms reporting 1,542 1,713 1,584 1,863 1,675 1,220 11 -8 18 -10 -27
Average number per farm 6.9 7.3 9.9 17.7 25.2 23.9 6 36 79 42 -5
 
British Columbia
Number of animals 8,795 7,713 9,172 13,121 18,759 13,091 -12 19 43 43 -30
Number of farms reporting 1,133 927 891 1,135 1,040 904 -18 -4 27 -8 -13
Average number per farm 7.8 8.3 10.3 11.6 18.0 14.5 6 24 13 55 -19
Table source: Statistics Canada, 2008, Alternative Livestock on Canadian Farms, catalogue number 23-502-XIE