Production of certified organic milk and number of producers in Canada

Statistics about organic milk production and producers in Canada.

Dairy barns by type in Canada.
The table below represents the data to produce the graph above
Production of Certified Organic Milk and Number of Producers in Canada between 2009/10 and 2018/19
  2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19
Production of certified organic milk in hectolitres 869,826 897,447 937,137 950,486 974,302 1,033,416 1,110,664 1,213,649 1,315,011 1,404,837
Number of producers (farms) 206 205 219 209 215 218 222 232 246 249

Dairy year milk volume by province

Number of producer farms in Canada
Year British
Columbia
Alberta /
Manitoba
Ontario Quebec Nova Scotia Canada
2018/19 347,570 91,186 365,290 596,502 4,289 1,404,837
2017/18 326,646 93,373 340,849 549,586 4,557 1,315,011
2016/17 320,077 87,501 328,846 472,880 4,345 1,213,649
2015/16 286,459 89,376 297,586 432,945 4,297 1,110,664
2014/15 271,147 76,926 267,396 412,349 5,598 1,033,416
2013/14 245,888 74,567 260,534 386,666 6,647 974,302
2012/13 204,640 98,264 263,652 376,743 7,187 950,486
2011/12 195,945 113,784 266,068 357,365 3,976 937,137
2010/11 192,922 106,051 254,554 339,420 4,500 897,447
2009/10 183,892 93,684 255,768 336,482 - 869,826
Production of Certified Organic Milk in Canada
Year British
Columbia
Alberta /
Manitoba
Ontario Quebec Nova Scotia [1] Canada
2018/19 28 7 81 132 1 249
2017/18 30 7 82 126 1 246
2016/17 31 9 79 112 1 232
2015/16 27 9 74 111 1 222
2014/15 26 8 74 109 1 218
2013/14 20 10 75 108 2 215
2012/13 17 11 77 102 2 209
2011/12 17 14 79 107 2 219
2010/11 14 15 77 98 1 205
2009/10 15 13 78 100 - 206
Note: Amounts for other provinces - nil or minute
- Nil or not available
1 Estimate
Source: B.C. Milk Marketing Board, Dairy Farmers of Manitoba, Dairy Farmers of Ontario, Fédération des producteurs de lait du Québec, Alberta Milk and the Nova Scotia Agricultural College
Compiled by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Industry Division, Market Information Section

Monthly Milk volume by province

British Columbia
Monthly Production of Certified Organic Milk and Number of Producer Farms in British Columbia
Month 2015/16
hl
2015/16
Prod.
2016/17
hl
2016/17
Prod.
2017/18
hl
2017/18
Prod.
2018/19
hl
2018/19
Prod.
August 23,573 26 26,624 28 27,356 30 29,994 28
September 23,229 25 25,564 29 26,121 30 28,722 27
October 24,271 25 26,433 30 27,810 30 26,741 29
November 23,120 25 25,983 29 27,345 30 28,004 30
December 23,881 25 27,134 29 28,921 30 29,609 30
January 24,478 26 26,753 29 29,101 30 30,169 30
February 22,890 27 23,940 28 25,457 30 26,594 30
March 24,321 27 26,877 28 28,098 30 29,738 28
April 23,700 27 27,843 28 26,716 30 29,261 28
May 24,953 27 27,367 29 26,825 30 29,978 28
June 24,404 27 27,831 31 25,778 30 28,964 28
July 23,639 27 27,728 31 27,117 30 29,797 28
Total 286,459 27 320,077 31 326,646 30 347,570 28
Source: BC Milk Marketing Board
Compiled by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Industry Division, Market Information Section

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Alberta/Manitoba
Monthly Production of Certified Organic Milk and Number of Producer Farms in Alberta and Manitoba
Month 2015/16
hl
2015/16
Prod.
2016/17
hl
2016/17
Prod.
2017/18
hl
2017/18
Prod.
2018/19
hl
2018/19
Prod.
August 7,272 9 7,290 9 7,438 7 7,370 7
September 6,790 9 6,840 9 7,445 7 6,955 7
October 7,153 9 6,741 9 7,660 7 7,002 7
November 7,134 9 6,914 9 7,404 7 7,128 7
December 7,973 9 7,453 9 8,003 7 8,048 7
January 7,846 9 7,343 9 8,324 7 8,141 7
February 7,394 9 6,924 9 7,380 7 7,195 7
March 7,600 9 7,539 9 8,020 7 8,034 7
April 7,394 9 7,520 9 7,760 7 7,713 7
May 7,984 9 7,723 9 8,331 7 7,873 7
June 7,695 9 7,567 9 7,831 7 7,880 7
July 7,142 9 7,646 9 7,778 7 7,847 7
Total 89,376 9 87,501 9 93,373 7 91,186 7
Source: Alberta Milk & Dairy Farmers of Manitoba
Compiled by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Industry Division, Market Information Section

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Ontario
Monthly Production of Certified Organic Milk and Number of Producer Farms in Ontario
Month 2015/16
hl
2015/16
Prod.
2016/17
hl
2016/17
Prod.
2017/18
hl
2017/18
Prod.
2018/19
hl
2018/19
Prod.
August 23,953 74 26,625 78 28,466 79 30,218 82
September 22,879 74 26,540 78 26,979 79 28,734 81
October 23,020 74 26,972 78 27,770 79 28,449 82
November 22,242 74 25,602 78 26,275 79 28,021 82
December 24,260 74 27,134 79 27,788 79 30,327 82
January 24,808 74 27,891 79 28,320 80 31,048 81
February 22,967 74 25,410 79 26,112 80 28,663 82
March 25,457 74 28,404 79 29,007 80 32,615 83
April 25,740 74 27,933 79 28,799 81 32,569 83
May 28,683 74 30,371 79 31,428 82 33,085 83
June 27,180 74 27,933 79 30,197 82 31,071 82
July 26,397 74 28,030 79 29,708 82 30,490 81
Total 297,586 74 328,846 79 340,849 82 365,290 81
Source: Dairy Farmers of Ontario
Compiled by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Industry Division, Market Information Section

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Quebec
Monthly Production of Certified Organic Milk and Number of Producer Farms in Quebec
Month 2015/16
hl
2015/16
Prod.
2016/17
hl
2016/17
Prod.
2017/18
hl
2017/18
Prod.
2018/19
hl
2018/19
Prod.
August 35,600 109 37,468 111 41,135 114 47,869 127
September 33,956 109 36,221 111 40,742 117 47,045 127
October 34,568 109 37,875 111 42,942 118 48,750 130
November 34,286 108 37,692 111 42,669 125 48,008 130
December 36,250 109 39,572 111 46,007 120 51,104 129
January 37,233 109 39,943 111 47,415 125 52,227 131
February 35,056 109 36,934 113 43,465 126 47,013 131
March 37,608 109 41,540 113 49,355 127 51,809 131
April 36,552 109 41,041 113 47,400 126 50,485 131
May 38,255 109 42,942 112 50,512 126 51,726 130
June 36,757 110 41,025 111 49,193 127 49,906 129
July 36,824 111 40,628 112 48,751 126 50,560 132
Total 432,945 111 472,880 112 549,586 126 596,502 132
Source: Fédération des producteurs de lait du Québec
Compiled by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Industry Division, Market Information Section

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Nova Scotia
Monthly Production of Certified Organic Milk and Number of Producer Farms in Nova Scotia
Month 2015/16
hl
2015/16
Prod.
2016/17
hl
2016/17
Prod.
2017/18
hl [1]
2017/18
Prod.
2018/19
hl
2018/19
Prod.
August 367 1 418 1 385 1 418 1
September 351 1 374 1 386 1 372 1
October 361 1 349 1 420 1 394 1
November 325 1 310 1 317 1 368 1
December 366 1 340 1 337 1 384 1
January 345 1 322 1 342 1 358 1
February 345 1 289 1 306 1 298 1
March 330 1 314 1 341 1 318 1
April 334 1 345 1 409 1 311 1
May 396 1 399 1 480 1 307 1
June 391 1 432 1 433 1 357 1
July 385 1 451 1 401 1 404 1
Total 4,297 1 4,345 1 4,557 1 4,289 1
[1] Estimate
Source: Nova Scotia Agricultural College
Compiled by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Industry Division, Market Information Section

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