Dairy barns by type

This section provides statistics about the types of dairy barns in Canada.

Dairy barns by type
Dairy barns by type in Canada [1] - 2019
Province # barns
Tie Stall
%
Tie Stall
Herd Size
Tie Stall
# barns
Free Stall
%
Free Stall
Herd Size
Free Stall
# barns
Unrecorded
Herd Size
Unrecorded
Total Number of barns
British Columbia 8 4.1% 68.8 187 95.9% 210.3 - - 195
Alberta 19 7.2% 84.4 245 92.8% 174.4 - - 264
Saskatchewan 8 12.3% 106.6 57 87.7% 237.1 - - 65
Manitoba 36 35.0% 87.6 67 65.0% 234.6 2 146 105
Ontario 1,409 67.3% 61.4 686 32.7% 141.8 1 32 2,096
Quebec 2,807 91.4% 64.4 265 8.6% 138.9 51 122 3,123
New Brunswick 40 49.4% 64.7 41 50.6% 161.5 10 69 91
Nova Scotia 53 50.5% 59 52 49.5% 134.5 1 - 106
Prince Edward Island 44 52.4% 67.1 40 47.6% 103.1 2 72 86
Newfoundland and Labrador 2 33.3% 209.5 4 66.7% 189.5 1 - 7
Canada 4,426 72.9% - 1,644 27.1% - 68 - 6,138
[1] Based on Herds Enrolled in Milk Recording Program

Dairy barns by type in Canada. Proportion of dairy barns by type in Canada.

Robotic milking
Dairy barns with robotic milking system by type in Canada [1] - 2019
Province # of barns
Tie Stall
%
Tie Stall
Herd Size
Tie Stall
# of barns
Free Stall
%
Free Stall
Herd Size
Free Stall
Total Number
of barns
British Columbia - - - 52 100% 170 52
Alberta - - - 55 100% 139 55
Saskatchewan - - - 15 100% 139 15
Manitoba 1 2% 71 48 98% 174 49
Ontario 3 1% 128 283 99% 114 286
Quebec 62 17.7% 86 289 82% 198 351
New Brunswick 2 9.1% 96 20 90.9% 84 22
Nova Scotia - - - 12 100% 125 12
Prince Edward Island - - - 4 100% 169 4
Newfoundland and Labrador - - - - 0% - -
Canada 68 8% - 778 92% - 846
[1] Based on Herds Enrolled in Milk Recording Program

Dairy barns with robotic milking system Proportion of dairy barns with robotic milking system

Source: Canwest DHI, Valacta
Calculations done by AAFC-AID, Market Information Section

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