Table 9  Ostriches

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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 .. .. 485 14,879 6,576 2,748 .. .. 2,968 -56 -58
Number of farms reporting .. .. 23 788 286 78 .. .. 3,326 -64 -73
Average number per farm .. .. 21.1 18.9 23.0 35.2 .. .. -10 22 53
 
Newfoundland and Labrador
Number of animals .. .. 0 0 x 0 .. .. .. .. x
Number of farms reporting .. .. 0 0 2 0 .. .. .. .. -100
Average number per farm .. .. 0.0 0.0 x 0.0 .. .. .. .. x
 
Prince Edward Island
Number of animals .. .. 0 x 14 0 .. .. .. x -100
Number of farms reporting .. .. 0 2 3 0 .. .. .. 50 -100
Average number per farm .. .. 0.0 x 4.7 0.0 .. .. .. x -100
 
Nova Scotia
Number of animals .. .. 0 x 28 x .. .. .. x x
Number of farms reporting .. .. 0 2 4 1 .. .. .. 100 -75
Average number per farm .. .. 0.0 x 7.0 x .. .. .. x x
 
New Brunswick
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
 
Quebec
Number of animals .. .. 0 1,470 894 429 .. .. .. -39 -52
Number of farms reporting .. .. 0 100 44 10 .. .. .. -56 -77
Average number per farm .. .. 0.0 14.7 20.3 42.9 .. .. .. 38 111
 
Ontario
Number of animals .. .. x 1,022 797 168 .. .. x -22 -79
Number of farms reporting .. .. 1 64 51 18 .. .. 6,300 -20 -65
Average number per farm .. .. x 16.0 15.6 9.3 .. .. x -3 -40
 
Manitoba
Number of animals .. .. 35 1,220 295 x .. .. 3,386 -76 x
Number of farms reporting .. .. 8 69 15 2 .. .. 763 -78 -87
Average number per farm .. .. 4.4 17.7 19.7 x .. .. 302 11 x
 
Saskatchewan
Number of animals .. .. x 1,756 873 75 .. .. x -50 -91
Number of farms reporting .. .. 3 82 28 4 .. .. 2,633 -66 -86
Average number per farm .. .. x 21.4 31.2 18.8 .. .. x 46 -40
 
Alberta
Number of animals .. .. 334 7,400 2,577 1,496 .. .. 2,116 -65 -42
Number of farms reporting .. .. 8 330 96 23 .. .. 4,025 -71 -76
Average number per farm .. .. 41.8 22.4 26.8 65.0 .. .. -46 20 143
 
British Columbia
Number of animals .. .. 86 1,964 1,069 566 .. .. 2,184 -46 -47
Number of farms reporting .. .. 3 138 42 19 .. .. 4,500 -70 -55
Average number per farm .. .. 28.7 14.2 25.5 29.8 .. .. -51 80 17
Table source: Statistics Canada, 2008, Alternative Livestock on Canadian Farms, catalogue number 23-502-XIE