Table 7 Llamas and alpacas

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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 .. .. 2,028 8,669 25,782 31,708 .. .. 327 197 23
Number of farms reporting .. .. 266 1,180 3,190 4,302 .. .. 344 170 35
Average number per farm .. .. 7.6 7.3 8.1 7.4 .. .. -4 11 -9
 
Newfoundland and Labrador
Number of animals .. .. 0 0 16 26 .. .. .. .. 63
Number of farms reporting .. .. 0 0 3 6 .. .. .. .. 100
Average number per farm .. .. 0.0 0.0 5.3 4.3 .. .. .. .. -19
 
Prince Edward Island
Number of animals .. .. 0 0 71 148 .. .. .. .. 108
Number of farms reporting .. .. 0 0 8 21 .. .. .. .. 163
Average number per farm .. .. 0.0 0.0 8.9 7.0 .. .. .. .. -21
 
Nova Scotia
Number of animals .. .. 0 56 201 416 .. .. .. 259 107
Number of farms reporting .. .. 0 12 28 47 .. .. .. 133 68
Average number per farm .. .. 0.0 4.7 7.2 8.9 .. .. .. 53 24
 
New Brunswick
Number of animals .. .. x 0 15 204 .. .. x .. 1,260
Number of farms reporting .. .. 2 0 8 29 .. .. -100 .. 263
Average number per farm .. .. x 0.0 1.9 7.0 .. .. x .. 268
 
Quebec
Number of animals .. .. x 143 348 758 .. .. x 143 118
Number of farms reporting .. .. 6 40 86 169 .. .. 567 115 97
Average number per farm .. .. x 3.6 4.0 4.5 .. .. x 11 13
 
Ontario
Number of animals .. .. 198 1,114 2,554 4,332 .. .. 463 129 70
Number of farms reporting .. .. 30 161 437 696 .. .. 437 171 59
Average number per farm .. .. 6.6 6.9 5.8 6.2 .. .. 5 -16 7
 
Manitoba
Number of animals .. .. 33 196 511 866 .. .. 494 161 69
Number of farms reporting .. .. 8 49 106 186 .. .. 513 116 75
Average number per farm .. .. 4.1 4.0 4.8 4.7 .. .. -2 20 -2
 
Saskatchewan
Number of animals .. .. 253 815 3,744 4,474 .. .. 222 359 19
Number of farms reporting .. .. 27 182 598 768 .. .. 574 229 28
Average number per farm .. .. 9.4 4.5 6.3 5.8 .. .. -52 40 -8
 
Alberta
Number of animals .. .. 1,027 3,692 12,894 14,734 .. .. 259 249 14
Number of farms reporting .. .. 135 482 1,356 1,680 .. .. 257 181 24
Average number per farm .. .. 7.6 7.7 9.5 8.8 .. .. 1 23 -7
 
British Columbia
Number of animals .. .. 477 2,653 5,428 5,750 .. .. 456 105 6
Number of farms reporting .. .. 58 254 560 700 .. .. 338 120 25
Average number per farm .. .. 8.2 10.4 9.7 8.2 .. .. 27 -7 -15
Table source: Statistics Canada, 2008, Alternative Livestock on Canadian Farms, catalogue number 23-502-XIE