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

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Farm operators by farm type and province (2001 and 2006 Census of Agriculture)
(Alberta)
  2001 2006 2001 to 2006
  Operators
  number % change
Alta.    
All operators in the province1,2 76,195 71,660 -6.0
Farm type3      
  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
  Turkey production 65 50 -23.1
  Poultry hatcheries 10 10 0.0
  Combination poultry and egg production 30 25 -16.7
  Other poultry production 70 35 -50.0
  Sheep farming 955 615 -35.6
  Goat farming 355 265 -25.4
  Apiculture 340 395 16.2
  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
  Soybean farming 0 5 …
  Oilseed (except soybean) farming 2,190 4,270 95.0
  Dry pea and bean farming 230 130 -43.5
  Wheat farming 4,910 3,680 -25.1
  Corn farming 0 10 …
  Other grain farming 10,335 8,945 -13.4
  Potato farming 260 250 -3.8
  Other vegetables (except potato) and melon farming 135 185 37.0
  Fruit and tree-nut farming 220 360 63.6
  Mushroom production 10 10 0.0
  Other food crops grown under cover 145 135 -6.9
  Nursery and tree production 655 820 25.2
  Floriculture production 465 415 -10.8
  Tobacco farming 0 0 …
  Hay farming 6,895 5,855 -15.1
  Fruit and vegetable combination farming 65 60 -7.7
  All other miscellaneous crop farming 2,105 1,435 -31.8

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