Number of Farms, Dairy Cows and Heifers

Welcome to the "Agricultural 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 1 400 523 160 282 3,613 5,368 194 213 166 32 10,951
Number of Dairy Cows as of July 1 79,500 79,500 27,600 41,900 309,300 346,600 19,100 22,500 13,400 5,600 945,000
Number of Dairy Heifers as of July 1 39,500 38,700 11,600 20,500 163,100 154,300 8,200 9,400 6,800 2,200 454,300

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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