Farms, by farm type and province (Census of Agriculture, 2001 and 2006 ) (Canada)

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Farms, by farm type and province (Census of Agriculture, 2001 and 2006 )
(Canada)
  2001 2006
  Farms reporting
  number
Canada    
Total number of farms 246,923 229,373
  % of total farms
Farm type1    
Dairy cattle and milk production 7.4 6.4
Beef cattle ranching and farming, including feedlots 27.5 26.6
Hog and pig farming 3.0 2.6
Chicken egg production 0.8 0.8
Broiler and other meat-type chicken production 0.8 0.9
Turkey production 0.1 0.1
Poultry hatcheries 0.0 0.0
Combination poultry and egg production 0.1 0.1
Other poultry production 0.1 0.1
Sheep farming 1.3 1.2
Goat farming 0.4 0.4
Apiculture 0.5 0.7
Horse and other equine production 4.5 6.6
Fur-bearing animal and rabbit production 0.2 0.2
Livestock combination farming 2.7 3.1
All other miscellaneous animal production 1.3 1.1
Soybean farming 2.3 2.8
Oilseed (except soybean) farming 2.5 4.5
Dry pea and bean farming 1.3 0.5
Wheat farming 6.4 5.3
Corn farming 2.2 1.6
Other grain farming 13.3 12.2
Potato farming 0.7 0.7
Other vegetables (except potato) and melon farming 1.4 1.6
Fruit and tree-nut farming 3.1 3.6
Mushroom production 0.1 0.1
Other food crops grown under cover 0.4 0.4
Nursery and tree production 1.9 2.2
Floriculture production 1.2 1.2
Tobacco farming 0.4 0.2
Hay farming 7.5 7.9
Fruit and vegetable combination farming 0.2 0.2
All other miscellaneous crop farming 4.1 4.1

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