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 - 2018
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 3.8% 68.9 202 96.2% 199.5 - - 210
Alberta 20 6.9% 79.6 268 93.1% 173.5 - - 288
Saskatchewan 8 12.3% 105.5 57 87.7% 232.3 - - 65
Manitoba 42 37.8% 87.3 69 62.2% 255.8 - - 111
Ontario 1538 68.0% 60.6 724 32.0% 142.6 2,262
Quebec 3083 92.2% 63.4 260 7.8% 134.4 47 66.3 3,390
New Brunswick 46 47.4% 66.7 51 52.6% 150 7 - 104
Nova Scotia 58 52.3% 59.5 53 47.7% 133.9 1 - 112
Prince Edward Island 46 54.8% 72.1 38 45.2% 106.2 2 68 86
Newfoundland and Labrador 2 33.3% 176.5 4 66.7% 185 1 - 7
Canada 4,851 73.8% - 1,726 26.2% - 58 - 6,635
[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] - 2018
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 - - - 47 100% 176 47
Alberta - - - 54 100% 143 54
Saskatchewan - - - 14 100% 130 14
Manitoba - - - 45 100% 192 45
Ontario 3 1.1% 128 265 98.9% 112 268
Quebec 57 18.9% 88 245 81.1% 105 302
New Brunswick 1 7.1% 66 13 92.9% 91 14
Nova Scotia - - - 13 100.0% 129 13
Prince Edward Island - - - 4 100.0% 162 4
Newfoundland and Labrador - - - 1 100.0% 115 1
Canada 61 8.0% - 701 92.0% - 762
[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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