Farm operators by farm type and province (2001 and 2006 Census of Agriculture) (Alberta)
Related tables: Farms and farm operators.
|2001||2006||2001 to 2006|
|All operators in the province1,2||76,195||71,660||-6.0|
|Dairy cattle and milk production||1,255||1,050||-16.3|
|Beef cattle ranching and farming, including feedlots||33,370||30,115||-9.8|
|Hog and pig farming||1,315||950||-27.8|
|Chicken egg production||285||220||-22.8|
|Broiler and other meat-type chicken production||320||295||-7.8|
|Combination poultry and egg production||30||25||-16.7|
|Other poultry production||70||35||-50.0|
|Horse and other equine production||4,825||7,095||47.0|
|Fur-bearing animal and rabbit production||10||10||0.0|
|Livestock combination farming||2,195||2,365||7.7|
|All other miscellaneous animal production||2,190||1,605||-26.7|
|Oilseed (except soybean) farming||2,190||4,270||95.0|
|Dry pea and bean farming||230||130||-43.5|
|Other grain farming||10,335||8,945||-13.4|
|Other vegetables (except potato) and melon farming||135||185||37.0|
|Fruit and tree-nut farming||220||360||63.6|
|Other food crops grown under cover||145||135||-6.9|
|Nursery and tree production||655||820||25.2|
|Fruit and vegetable combination farming||65||60||-7.7|
|All other miscellaneous crop farming||2,105||1,435||-31.8|
|Note: Each census farm is classified according to the commodity or group of commodities that accounts for 50% or more of the total potential receipts. |
1. Figures may not add to totals due to rounding. Minor differences can be expected in figures appearing in other tables.
2. Farm operators are defined as those persons responsible for the management decisions made in the operation of a census farm or agricultural operation. Up to three farm operators could be reported per farm.
3. The farm type is based on the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) farm-typing categories. Although NAICS is revised periodically, the classifications for Canadian agriculture have remained the same and the data for the two census years are comparable.
Source: Statistics Canada, Census of Agriculture.
Last modified: 2008-09-30.
For more information on the concepts, methods and quality of the data contained in this table, consult the 2006 Census of Agriculture.
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