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Statistics of the Canadian Animal Genetics Industry

Livestock in Canada

Livestock in Canada
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Dairy Cattle *
Dairy Cows 984,700 965,600 966,200 965,600 958,400 960,500 959,300 953,800 959,100 956,900
Dairy Heifers 475,500 464,700 465,100 466,300 456,900 451,200 444,200 444,600 446,100 442,400
Beef Cattle *
Beef Cows 4,906,200 4,521,000 4,226,000 4,045,500 3,990,000 3,935,200 3,903,300 3,831,200 3,826,600 3,833,700
Beef Heifers 587,400 520,800 505,200 510,000 521,400 542,000 539,100 526,500 546,700 536,600
Swine *
Boars, 6 months and over 33,400 28,700 27,300 24,200 23,900 23,200 23,000 23,200 23,200 23,300
Sows and Gilts 1,445,200 1,315,700 1,226,700 1,192,700 1,193,500 1,189,000 1,188,000 1,200,700 1,213,300 1,227,800
All other hogs 12,601,400 11,355,600 11,211,000 11,398,100 11,407,600 11,397,800 11,729,000 11,956,100 12,273,500 12,473,900
Sheep *
Rams 25,300 25,900 25,700 26,300 26,900 26,800 25,800 24,800 24,200 23,600
Ewes 545,400 540,200 540,700 557,200 557,900 557,600 551,700 539,300 533,200 521,900
Replacement Lambs 83,500 79,200 75,500 82,000 86,200 90,100 84,800 78,100 76,500 74,700
Goats ** 225,461 230,034
Horses ** 392,340 291,561
Bison ** 125,142 119,314
* as of January 1st
** Census: May 2011 and May 2016
Source: Statistics Canada

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