Number of farms, dairy cows and dairy heifers

Overview of the Canadian dairy industry at the farm level.

Dairy barns by type in Canada.

The table below represents the data to produce the graph above
Number of dairy farms, cows and heifers by province in Canada
Province BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL CANADA
Number of Farms with Milk Shipments as of Aug 1 468 503 171 263 3,367 4,766 175 201 157 24 10,095
Number of Dairy Cows as of July 1 89,300 80,400 31,400 36,700 318,100 362,900 17,700 22,200 13,300 6,000 977,800
Number of Dairy Heifers as of July 1 41,500 40,500 10,800 21,800 147,100 140,500 8,100 8,700 6,600 2,100 427,700
Source: Statistics Canada and Canadian Dairy Commission
Calculations done by AAFC-AID, Market Information Section

Number farms, dairy cows & heifers

This section houses reports on the Number of farms, dairy cows and heifers in various formats.

For customized reports, please utilize the links provided below:

Number of farms, dairy cows and heifers by province

D042 Number of dairy cows and heifers by province
Report displays number of dairy cows or dairy heifers by province for selected number of years on January 1st or July 1st.
Source: Canadian Dairy Commission
D056 Number of farms with shipments of milk by province
Report displays number of farms with shipments of milk on August 1st per province for selected number of years.
Source: Canadian Dairy Commission

World number of dairy cows

DP002A Number of dairy cows for select countries
Report displays the number of dairy cows by country, for the last 10 years.
Source: Statistics Canada and the International Dairy Federation

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