July Livestock Survey, 2009

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CONFIDENTIAL when completed. This survey is conducted under the authority of the Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, c. S-19. Completion of this questionnaire is a legal requirement under the Statistics Act.

The purpose of this survey is to collect information on livestock. The statistics produced from the survey enable those active in the agricultural sector to observe and assess changes in the industry, measure performance and keep the agricultural community and general public informed of developments. The questions in Section C (Cattle and Calves Supplementary) are sponsored by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, to aid in the analysis of the cattle sector and the administration of the BSE adjustment programs including the Cattle Set Aside Program.

Statistics Canada is collecting information concerning the farm described on the label. If the operators of this holding manage any other farm(s) entirely separate from this farm (i.e., separate accounting books are kept), please do not include any data for the other farm(s) on this questionnaire

Section A.

When answering the questions, please include as of July 1, 2009 ...

... all livestock (cattle or calves, pigs, and/or sheep or lambs) on your operation regardless of ownership, including livestock custom fed, fed under contract for others and livestock pastured.

... all livestock owned by the operator and held on crownland, community pastures, and grazing projects.

... Please do not report livestock (cattle or calves, pigs and/or sheep or lambs) which are owned by you but kept on a farm, ranch or feedlot operated by someone else.

Section B. Cattle and/or calves

 1. On July 1, 2009 do you expect to have any cattle or calves on this operation? Including grazing projects, community pastures or crownland.

  • Yes
  • No (Go to Section D)

2. Are cattle or calves kept (on this operation) for someone else? (If yes include them as part of inventory.)

  • Yes
  • No

Inventory questions - Total Number at July 1, 2009

3. Bulls, 1 year and over

4. Dairy cows

5. Beef cows

6. Calves, under 1 year

7. Heifers, 1 year and over

  1. for dairy Replacement Heifers (1 year and over)
  2. for beef Replacement Heifers (1 year and over)
  3. for slaughter or feeder Heifers (1 year and over) 

8. Steers, 1 year and over

9. Total cattle and/or calves (sum of questions 3 to 8)

Questions on production - Total Number at July 1, 2009

10. (On this operation) How many calves were born alive in the last 6 months between January 1 and June 30, 2009?

11. (On this operation) How many cows and heifers do you expect to calve between July 1 and December 31, 2009?

Section C. Cattle and calves supplementary

At July 1, 2009:

1. Of the dairy cows reported (Section B, Question 4), how many are more than 10 years of age? (i.e. cows born before 1999)

2. Of the beef cows reported (Section B, Question 5), how many are more than 10 years of age? (i.e. cows born before 1999)

3. Of the (Section B, Question 7b) feeder heifers reported, how many are in the following three weight categories;

  1. More than (or equal to) 1100 lb (500 kg)
  2. Between 900 lb and 1100 lb (409-500 kg)
  3. Less than (or equal to) 900 lb (409 kg)

4. Of the (Section B, Question 8) steers (1 year and over) reported, how many are in the following three weight categories;

  1. More than (or equal to) 1250 lb (568 kg)
  2. Between 1000 lb and 1250 lb (455-568 kg)
  3. Less than (or equal to) 1000 lb (455 kg)

5. Of those (Section B, Question 7b) feeder heifers and/or (Section B, Question 8) steers (1 year and over) reported as of July 1, how many are being fed a finishing ration (mostly grain)?

6. Of those feeder heifers (Section B, Question 7b) and/or steers (1 year and over ) (Section B, Question 8) reported as of July 1, how many are under 21 months of age?

Section D. Pigs

1. On July 1, 2009 do you expect to have any pigs on this operation?

  • Yes (Go to Question 2)
  • No (Go to Question 1a)

1. (a) Were there any pigs (on this operation) during April, May and June, 2009?

  • Yes (Answer Questions 7, 8 and 9)
  • No (Go to Section E)

2. Are pigs kept (on this operation) for someone else? (If yes include them as part of inventory.)

  • Yes
  • No

Total Number at July 1, 2009:

3. Boars, 6 months and over

4. Sows, for breeding and bred gilts

5. All other pigs

  1. Under 45 pounds (-20 kg) (Include suckling pigs)
  2. 45 to 130 pounds (20 to 60 kg)
  3. Over 130 pounds (60+ kg)

6. Total pigs (sum of questions 3 to 5)

7. (On this operation) How many sows and bred gilts farrowed or are expected to farrow during April, May and June 2009?

8. (On this operation) How many pigs were born alive or will be born alive during the same period (April, May and June 2009)?

9. Of the number of pigs born alive, how many do you expect to die or to be destroyed before weaning during April, May and June 2009?

10. How many sows and bred gilts are expected to farrow during July, August and
September 2009?

11. How many sows and bred gilts are expected to farrow during October, November and December 2009?

Section E. Sheep and/or lambs

 1. On July 1, 2009 do you expect to have any sheep or lambs (on this operation)? Including grazing projects, community pastures or crownland.

  • Yes (Go to Question 2)
  • No (Go to Question 1a)

1. (a) Were there any sheep or lambs kept (on this operation) between January 1 and June 30, 2009?

  • Yes (Answer Questions 8, 9 and 10)
  • No (Go to Section F)

2. Are sheep or lambs kept (on this operation) for someone else? (If yes include them as part of inventory.)

  • Yes
  • No

Inventory questions - Total Number at July 1, 2009

3. Rams, 1 year and over

4. Ewes

5. Replacement lambs

6. Market lambs

7. Total sheep and lambs (sum of questions 3 to 6)

Questions on production - Total Number at July 1, 2009

8. (On this operation) How many lambs were born in the last 6 months (between January 1 and June 30, 2009)?

9. How many sheep and lambs died or will die, including those killed by disease or predators, between January 1 and June 30, 2009?

10. (On this operation) How many lambs do you expect to be born between July 1 and December 31, 2009?

Section F. Federal/provincial agreement to share information

New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and British Columbia only:

To reduce response burden and to ensure more uniform statistics, Statistics Canada has entered into data sharing agreements under Section 12 of the Statistics Act with:

  • the New Brunswick Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
  • the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and the Ontario Central Statistics Services
  • the Manitoba Department of Agriculture
  • Saskatchewan Agriculture and Food
  • the British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.

The information collected and shared will be kept confidential and used only for statistical purposes. Any information shared with a provincial ministry of agriculture is released in aggregate form only. The provincial ministry of agriculture must guarantee the confidentiality of all shared data.

Statistics Canada does not provide the respondent's name or address to any provincial ministry of agriculture.

Do you agree to share this information?

  • Yes
  • No

Québec only:

To avoid duplication of enquiry this survey is conducted under a co-operative agreement with l'Institut de la statistique du Québec pursuant to Section 11 of the Statistics Act. The Québec Statistics Act includes the same provisions for confidentiality and penalties for disclosure of information as the Federal Statistics Act.

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