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

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Farm operators by farm type and province (2001 and 2006 Census of Agriculture)
(British Columbia)
  2001 2006 2001 to 2006
  Operators
  number % change
B.C.    
All operators in the province1,2 30,315 29,870 -1.5
Farm type3      
  Dairy cattle and milk production 1,315 1,115 -15.2
  Beef cattle ranching and farming, including feedlots 7,290 6,365 -12.7
  Hog and pig farming 275 200 -27.3
  Chicken egg production 925 880 -4.9
  Broiler and other meat-type chicken production 475 455 -4.2
  Turkey production 95 85 -10.5
  Poultry hatcheries 10 10 0.0
  Combination poultry and egg production 125 85 -32.0
  Other poultry production 125 85 -32.0
  Sheep farming 700 590 -15.7
  Goat farming 235 225 -4.3
  Apiculture 220 255 15.9
  Horse and other equine production 3,700 4,600 24.3
  Fur-bearing animal and rabbit production 55 45 -18.2
  Livestock combination farming 1,475 1,535 4.1
  All other miscellaneous animal production 645 485 -24.8
  Soybean farming 0 0 …
  Oilseed (except soybean) farming 25 115 360.0
  Dry pea and bean farming 5 5 0.0
  Wheat farming 110 70 -36.4
  Corn farming 5 15 200.0
  Other grain farming 230 185 -19.6
  Potato farming 215 110 -48.8
  Other vegetables (except potato) and melon farming 740 1,000 35.1
  Fruit and tree-nut farming 4,370 4,815 10.2
  Mushroom production 120 80 -33.3
  Other food crops grown under cover 350 260 -25.7
  Nursery and tree production 1,715 1,960 14.3
  Floriculture production 795 690 -13.2
  Tobacco farming 0 0 …
  Hay farming 3,015 2,850 -5.5
  Fruit and vegetable combination farming 255 250 -2.0
  All other miscellaneous crop farming 700 460 -34.3

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