Farms, by farm type and province (Census of Agriculture, 2001 and 2006 ) (Nova Scotia)
|Total number of farms||3,923||3,795|
|% of total farms|
|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|
|Combination poultry and egg production||0.2||0.2|
|Other poultry production||0.2||0.0|
|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|
|Oilseed (except soybean) farming||0.0||0.0|
|Dry pea and bean farming||0.0||0.0|
|Other grain farming||0.4||0.4|
|Other vegetables (except potato) and melon farming||3.1||3.3|
|Fruit and tree-nut farming||20.2||23.9|
|Other food crops grown under cover||0.8||0.8|
|Nursery and tree production||11.1||10.9|
|Fruit and vegetable combination farming||0.7||0.7|
|All other miscellaneous crop farming||3.5||3.2|
|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. 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: 2007-05-16.
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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