Number of Farms, Dairy Cows and Heifers

Welcome to the "Animal Industry Market Information System" (AIMIS) dairy genetics database. This section houses reports on the Number of Farms, Dairy Cows and Heifers in various formats.

OVERVIEW OF THE CANADIAN DAIRY INDUSTRY AT THE FARM

Map of Canada with provincial data on farm and dairy cows and heifers.
The table below represents the data to produce the graph above

Number of dairy farms, cows and heifers by province in

Number of dairy farms, cows and heifers by province in
BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL CANADA
Number of Farms with Milk Shipments as of Aug 1 417 531 159 285 3,731 5,546 199 221 168 23 11,280
Number of Dairy Cows as of Jan 1 75,600 77,900 27,100 44,700 317,700 354,100 18,500 23,200 14,300 6,000 959,100
Number of Dairy Heifers as of Jan 1 36,000 39,500 9,100 19,900 166,200 148,900 8,700 10,100 7,200 2,200 447,800

Source: Statistics Canada and Canadian Dairy Commission
Calculations done by AAFC-AID, Market Information Section

For customized reports, please utilize the AIMIS database links provided below:

AIMIS - Canadian Dairy Genetics

Number of Farms, Dairy Cows and Heifers

Number of Dairy Cows for Select Countries

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