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

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Farm operators by farm type and province (2001 and 2006 Census of Agriculture)
(Ontario)
  2001 2006 2001 to 2006
  Operators
  number % change
Ont.    
All operators in the province1,2 85,015 82,410 -3.1
Farm type3      
  Dairy cattle and milk production 10,735 8,540 -20.4
  Beef cattle ranching and farming, including feedlots 18,100 15,000 -17.1
  Hog and pig farming 3,695 3,395 -8.1
  Chicken egg production 1,000 935 -6.5
  Broiler and other meat-type chicken production 1,165 1,260 8.2
  Turkey production 165 165 0.0
  Poultry hatcheries 30 20 -33.3
  Combination poultry and egg production 60 70 16.7
  Other poultry production 180 135 -25.0
  Sheep farming 1,335 1,515 13.5
  Goat farming 530 555 4.7
  Apiculture 355 530 49.3
  Horse and other equine production 4,795 6,560 36.8
  Fur-bearing animal and rabbit production 185 170 -8.1
  Livestock combination farming 3,315 3,665 10.6
  All other miscellaneous animal production 590 445 -24.6
  Soybean farming 7,020 7,665 9.2
  Oilseed (except soybean) farming 40 35 -12.5
  Dry pea and bean farming 150 195 30.0
  Wheat farming 570 1,225 114.9
  Corn farming 4,575 2,270 -50.4
  Other grain farming 5,840 6,155 5.4
  Potato farming 280 345 23.2
  Other vegetables (except potato) and melon farming 2,095 2,250 7.4
  Fruit and tree-nut farming 2,890 2,835 -1.9
  Mushroom production 105 105 0.0
  Other food crops grown under cover 515 510 -1.0
  Nursery and tree production 2,045 2,080 1.7
  Floriculture production 1,585 1,525 -3.8
  Tobacco farming 1,680 900 -46.4
  Hay farming 6,370 7,965 25.0
  Fruit and vegetable combination farming 220 255 15.9
  All other miscellaneous crop farming 2,800 3,115 11.3

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