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

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Farms, by farm type and province (Census of Agriculture, 2001 and 2006 )
(Nova Scotia)
  2001 2006
  Farms reporting
  number
N.S.    
Total number of farms 3,923 3,795
  % of total farms
Farm type1    
Dairy cattle and milk production 9.7 7.8
Beef cattle ranching and farming, including feedlots 21.2 18.9
Hog and pig farming 1.8 1.3
Chicken egg production 1.1 1.3
Broiler and other meat-type chicken production 1.5 1.8
Turkey production 0.2 0.2
Poultry hatcheries 0.0 0.1
Combination poultry and egg production 0.2 0.2
Other poultry production 0.2 0.0
Sheep farming 1.9 1.4
Goat farming 0.5 0.6
Apiculture 0.8 0.7
Horse and other equine production 2.4 4.8
Fur-bearing animal and rabbit production 2.0 2.5
Livestock combination farming 3.8 4.1
All other miscellaneous animal production 0.7 0.5
Soybean farming 0.0 0.0
Oilseed (except soybean) farming 0.0 0.0
Dry pea and bean farming 0.0 0.0
Wheat farming 0.0 0.1
Corn farming 0.1 0.2
Other grain farming 0.4 0.4
Potato farming 0.5 0.4
Other vegetables (except potato) and melon farming 3.1 3.3
Fruit and tree-nut farming 20.2 23.9
Mushroom production 0.1 0.1
Other food crops grown under cover 0.8 0.8
Nursery and tree production 11.1 10.9
Floriculture production 2.7 2.6
Tobacco farming 0.0 0.0
Hay farming 8.8 7.4
Fruit and vegetable combination farming 0.7 0.7
All other miscellaneous crop farming 3.5 3.2

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