Farms, by farm type and province (Census of Agriculture, 2001 and 2006 ) (Alberta)
|Total number of farms||53,652||49,431|
|% of total farms|
|Dairy cattle and milk production||1.4||1.2|
|Beef cattle ranching and farming, including feedlots||42.9||41.5|
|Hog and pig farming||1.7||1.2|
|Chicken egg production||0.4||0.3|
|Broiler and other meat-type chicken production||0.4||0.4|
|Combination poultry and egg production||0.0||0.0|
|Other poultry production||0.1||0.1|
|Horse and other equine production||6.0||9.3|
|Fur-bearing animal and rabbit production||0.0||0.0|
|Livestock combination farming||2.7||3.0|
|All other miscellaneous animal production||2.6||2.1|
|Oilseed (except soybean) farming||3.2||6.4|
|Dry pea and bean farming||0.3||0.2|
|Other grain farming||14.3||13.1|
|Other vegetables (except potato) and melon farming||0.2||0.3|
|Fruit and tree-nut farming||0.3||0.5|
|Other food crops grown under cover||0.2||0.2|
|Nursery and tree production||0.8||1.1|
|Fruit and vegetable combination farming||0.1||0.1|
|All other miscellaneous crop farming||2.8||2.0|
|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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