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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 .. .. 15,775 45,437 145,094 195,728 .. .. 188 219 35
Number of farms reporting .. .. 285 745 1,887 1,898 .. .. 161 153 1
Average number per farm .. .. 55.4 61.0 76.9 103.1 .. .. 10 26 34
 
Newfoundland and Labrador
Number of animals .. .. 0 0 0 0 .. .. .. .. ..
Number of farms reporting .. .. 0 0 0 0 .. .. .. .. ..
Average number per farm .. .. 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 .. .. .. .. ..
 
Prince Edward Island
Number of animals .. .. 0 x x x .. .. .. x x
Number of farms reporting .. .. 0 1 1 1 .. .. .. 0 0
Average number per farm .. .. 0.0 x x x .. .. .. x x
 
Nova Scotia
Number of animals .. .. x x x x .. .. x x x
Number of farms reporting .. .. 3 1 1 1 .. .. -67 0 0
Average number per farm .. .. x x x x .. .. x x x
 
New Brunswick
Number of animals .. .. x x x x .. .. x x x
Number of farms reporting .. .. 2 2 2 3 .. .. 0 0 50
Average number per farm .. .. x x x x .. .. x x x
 
Quebec
Number of animals .. .. 1,726 2,236 4,192 4,322 .. .. 30 87 3
Number of farms reporting .. .. 27 56 58 69 .. .. 107 4 19
Average number per farm .. .. 63.9 39.9 72.3 62.6 .. .. -38 81 -13
 
Ontario
Number of animals .. .. 1,008 2,344 3,755 4,106 .. .. 133 60 9
Number of farms reporting .. .. 29 46 58 71 .. .. 59 26 22
Average number per farm .. .. 34.8 51.0 64.7 57.8 .. .. 47 27 -11
 
Manitoba
Number of animals .. .. 1,107 4,621 13,437 19,609 .. .. 317 191 46
Number of farms reporting .. .. 32 73 157 166 .. .. 128 115 6
Average number per farm .. .. 34.6 63.3 85.6 118.1 .. .. 83 35 38
 
Saskatchewan
Number of animals .. .. 1,644 7,006 34,781 57,395 .. .. 326 396 65
Number of farms reporting .. .. 63 175 562 597 .. .. 178 221 6
Average number per farm .. .. 26.1 40.0 61.9 96.1 .. .. 53 55 55
 
Alberta
Number of animals .. .. 6,866 22,782 79,731 97,366 .. .. 232 250 22
Number of farms reporting .. .. 97 334 950 869 .. .. 244 184 -9
Average number per farm .. .. 70.8 68.2 83.9 112.0 .. .. -4 23 33
 
British Columbia
Number of animals .. .. 3,212 6,246 8,964 12,656 .. .. 94 44 41
Number of farms reporting .. .. 32 57 98 121 .. .. 78 72 23
Average number per farm .. .. 100.4 109.6 91.5 104.6 .. .. 9 -17 14
Table source: Statistics Canada, 2008, Alternative Livestock on Canadian Farms, catalogue number 23-502-XIE