Farm operators by farm type and province (2001 and 2006 Census of Agriculture) (Canada)

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Farm operators by farm type and province (2001 and 2006 Census of Agriculture)
(Canada)
  2001 2006 2001 to 2006
  Operators
  number % change
Canada    
All operators in Canada1,2 346,195 327,055 -5.5
Farm type3      
  Dairy cattle and milk production 31,460 25,770 -18.1
  Beef cattle ranching and farming, including feedlots 94,335 86,000 -8.8
  Hog and pig farming 10,940 9,245 -15.5
  Chicken egg production 2,905 2,680 -7.7
  Broiler and other meat-type chicken production 2,935 2,935 0.0
  Turkey production 505 445 -11.9
  Poultry hatcheries 80 70 -12.5
  Combination poultry and egg production 270 240 -11.1
  Other poultry production 540 390 -27.8
  Sheep farming 4,640 4,260 -8.2
  Goat farming 1,595 1,525 -4.4
  Apiculture 1,625 2,170 33.5
  Horse and other equine production 16,660 22,905 37.5
  Fur-bearing animal and rabbit production 540 535 -0.9
  Livestock combination farming 9,985 10,860 8.8
  All other miscellaneous animal production 4,855 3,770 -22.3
  Soybean farming 7,445 8,390 12.7
  Oilseed (except soybean) farming 7,795 13,505 73.3
  Dry pea and bean farming 4,300 1,590 -63.0
  Wheat farming 19,665 15,480 -21.3
  Corn farming 7,280 4,880 -33.0
  Other grain farming 44,065 38,145 -13.4
  Potato farming 2,510 2,405 -4.2
  Other vegetables (except potato) and melon farming 4,805 5,315 10.6
  Fruit and tree-nut farming 11,055 12,185 10.2
  Mushroom production 280 235 -16.1
  Other food crops grown under cover 1,590 1,410 -11.3
  Nursery and tree production 6,430 6,895 7.2
  Floriculture production 4,500 4,135 -8.1
  Tobacco farming 1,760 910 -48.3
  Hay farming 24,195 24,090 -0.4
  Fruit and vegetable combination farming 850 865 1.8
  All other miscellaneous crop farming 13,800 12,815 -7.1

For more information on the concepts, methods and quality of the data contained in this table, consult the 2006 Census of Agriculture.