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Number of farms by industry type

Number of farms in Canada by industry type
2011 2016 % change
2011 to 2016
All farms in Canada 205,730 193,492 -5.9%
Chicken egg production  1,830 2,008 9.7%
Broiler and other meat-type chicken production  1,960 2,175 11.0%
Turkey production  279 294 5.4%
Poultry hatcheries  48 52 8.3%
Combination poultry and egg production  176 212 20.5%
All other poultry production  191 162 -15.2%
Total poultry and egg 4,484 4,903 9.3%
Dairy 12,207 10,525 -13.8%
Beef cattle 37,406 36,013 -3.7%
Total cattle ranching and farming  49,613 46,538 -6.2%
Hog  3,470 3,305 -4.8%
Sheep and goat 3,924 3,056 -22.1%
Other animal production 24,124 19,792 -18.0%
Livestock combination 7,022 5,749 -18.1%
Soybean  6,471 7,859 21.4%
Oilseed (except soybean)  16,508 12,870 -22.0%
Dry pea and bean   1,617 4,058 151.0%
Wheat  8,206 8,872 8.1%
Corn  6,160 6,631 7.6%
Other grain  22,730 23,338 2.7%
Total grain and oilseed 61,692 63,628 3.1%
Hay   24,844 20,711 -16.6%
Fruit 8,253 7,845 -4.9%
Vegetable 4,822 5,514 14.4%
Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 and 2016 Census of Agriculture
Note: The farm type is based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) farm-typing categories.
Calculations done by AAFC-AID, Market Information Section

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