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

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Farms, by farm type and province (Census of Agriculture, 2001 and 2006 )
(British Columbia)
  2001 2006
  Farms reporting
  number
B.C.    
Total number of farms 20,290 19,844
  % of total farms
Farm type1    
Dairy cattle and milk production 4.0 3.4
Beef cattle ranching and farming, including feedlots 23.9 21.0
Hog and pig farming 0.9 0.6
Chicken egg production 3.1 3.2
Broiler and other meat-type chicken production 1.6 1.6
Turkey production 0.3 0.3
Poultry hatcheries 0.0 0.0
Combination poultry and egg production 0.4 0.3
Other poultry production 0.4 0.3
Sheep farming 2.3 1.9
Goat farming 0.8 0.7
Apiculture 0.8 1.0
Horse and other equine production 12.0 15.1
Fur-bearing animal and rabbit production 0.2 0.1
Livestock combination farming 4.6 4.9
All other miscellaneous animal production 2.0 1.6
Soybean farming 0.0 0.0
Oilseed (except soybean) farming 0.1 0.4
Dry pea and bean farming 0.0 0.0
Wheat farming 0.4 0.2
Corn farming 0.0 0.1
Other grain farming 0.9 0.7
Potato farming 0.7 0.4
Other vegetables (except potato) and melon farming 2.5 3.4
Fruit and tree-nut farming 14.6 16.1
Mushroom production 0.4 0.3
Other food crops grown under cover 1.1 0.9
Nursery and tree production 5.8 6.8
Floriculture production 2.6 2.3
Tobacco farming 0.0 0.0
Hay farming 10.6 10.2
Fruit and vegetable combination farming 0.8 0.8
All other miscellaneous crop farming 2.3 1.6

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