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

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Farm operators by farm type and province (2001 and 2006 Census of Agriculture)
(Nova Scotia)
  2001 2006 2001 to 2006
  Operators
  number % change
N.S.    
All operators in the province1,2 5,080 5,095 0.3
Farm type3      
  Dairy cattle and milk production 600 495 -17.5
  Beef cattle ranching and farming, including feedlots 995 905 -9.0
  Hog and pig farming 110 85 -22.7
  Chicken egg production 60 75 25.0
  Broiler and other meat-type chicken production 80 90 12.5
  Turkey production 15 15 0.0
  Poultry hatcheries 5 5 0.0
  Combination poultry and egg production 15 10 -33.3
  Other poultry production 5 0 -100.0
  Sheep farming 95 80 -15.8
  Goat farming 30 35 16.7
  Apiculture 35 30 -14.3
  Horse and other equine production 130 260 100.0
  Fur-bearing animal and rabbit production 100 125 25.0
  Livestock combination farming 210 220 4.8
  All other miscellaneous animal production 35 25 -28.6
  Soybean farming 0 0 …
  Oilseed (except soybean) farming 0 0 …
  Dry pea and bean farming 0 0 …
  Wheat farming 0 5 …
  Corn farming 5 10 100.0
  Other grain farming 20 15 -25.0
  Potato farming 25 20 -20.0
  Other vegetables (except potato) and melon farming 170 175 2.9
  Fruit and tree-nut farming 980 1,185 20.9
  Mushroom production 5 5 0.0
  Other food crops grown under cover 45 40 -11.1
  Nursery and tree production 510 500 -2.0
  Floriculture production 160 145 -9.4
  Tobacco farming 0 0 …
  Hay farming 415 345 -16.9
  Fruit and vegetable combination farming 35 35 0.0
  All other miscellaneous crop farming 190 165 -13.2

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