Livestock in Canada

Livestock in Canada From 2011 to 2020
Year 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Dairy Cattle *
Dairy Cows 965,600 965,400 968,200 959,400 945,600 943,700 945,000 972,300 977,900 981,300
Dairy Heifers 466,300 457,900 452,700 434,400 427,300 428,600 423,600 433,200 432,000 438,500
Beef Cattle *
Beef Cows 4,045,500 3,962,400 3,911,000 3,828,100 3,709,900 3,675,200 3,680,200 3,674,800 3,656,000 3,561,400
Beef Heifers 510,000 518,600 557,700 554,900 531,500 564,800 563,300 561,600 549,800 515,000
Swine *
Boars, 6 months and over 24,200 22,700 20,600 19,600 19,600 18,600 19,100 19,100 17,900 17,200
Sows and Gilts 1,192,700 1,207,900 1,174,900 1,179,000 1,185,400 1,215,200 1,235,900 1,240,400 1,232,200 1,223,800
All other hogs 11,398,100 11,539,400 11,549,500 11,636,400 11,975,000 12,396,200 12,680,000 12,910,500 12,709,900 12,634,000
Sheep *
Rams 26,300 26,900 27,000 26,000 25,000 24,500 24,000 23,600 23,500 23,300
Ewes 557,200 552,800 549,400 539,100 524,300 516,800 511,100 512,900 515,300 491,300
Lambs for breeding 82,000 86,500 89,500 84,200 77,800 74,300 75,500 78,900 79,300 74,900
Goats ** 225,461 230,034
Horses ** 392,340 291,561
Bisons ** 125,142 119,314
* as of January 1st
** Census: May 2011 and May 2016
Source: Statistics Canada

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