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 437 547 163 299 3,834 5,766 206 225 174 32 11,683
Number of Dairy Cows 73,100 77,400 26,900 43,700 316,700 353,800 18,700 23,000 14,000 5,900 953,200
Number of Dairy Heifers 35,000 38,500 9,000 19,100 164,200 150,900 8,600 10,000 7,100 2,200 444,600

Source: Statistics Canada
Calculations done by AAFC-AID, Dairy Section

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AIMIS - Canadian Dairy Genetics

Number of Farms, Dairy Cows and Heifers

Number of Dairy Cows for Select Countries

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