Cattle inventory by farm type - Ontario

These reports provide information on cattle and calves, along with operational and farm type details with projected births and farm size. The statistics from these tables enable those active in the agricultural sector to observe and assess changes in the industry, measure performance and keep the agricultural community and general public informed of development and changes.

1 - Total Cattle and Calves

List of tables available below

  • Table 1a - Cattle and calves on all operations
  • Table 1b - Dairy cattle on all operations
  • Table 1c - Beef cattle on all operations
Table 1a - Total cattle and calves on all farms - Ontario - as of January 1
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Bulls, 1 year and over ('000 head) 19.0 18.7 18.0 18.1 18.5 18.2 18.0 17.9
Dairy cows ('000 head) 317.7 318.6 318.8 317.2 315.8 318.5 323.7 321.9
Beef cows ('000 head) 274.3 270.1 268.4 255.9 249.4 241.9 243.3 242.0
Heifers for dairy replacement ('000 head) 167.1 166.6 155.5 154.2 155.2 152.0 154.4 150.1
Heifers for beef replacement ('000 head) 39.8 38.6 38.2 42.8 43.4 41.2 42.4 40.9
Heifers for slaughter ('000 head) 152.1 132.4 133.4 129.2 126.7 124.3 127.3 125.3
Steers, 1 year and over ('000 head) 258.2 244.0 240.0 251.3 251.6 267.0 274.2 270.4
Calves, under 1 year ('000 head) 476.0 471.7 448.3 451.4 447.7 432.1 422.9 426.5
Total inventory ('000 head) 1,704.2 1,660.7 1,620.6 1,620.1 1,608.3 1,595.2 1,606.2 1,595.0
Farm number [1] 19,300 18,859 18,300 18,019 17,050 17,200 16,660 16,120
Average # head per operation 88.3 88.1 88.6 89.9 94.3 92.7 96.4 98.9
Births previous six months ('000 head) 216.0 186.2 181.3 198.2 202.6 259.6 275.2 284.3
Births next six months ('000 head) 314.5 427.8 407.5 334.1 354.7 363.9 337.4 333.2
[1] Does not equal the sum of farm reporting dairy cows and farm reporting beef cattle because mixed dairy and beef operations are counted twice.
Source: Statistics Canada
Table 1b - Dairy cattle on all farms - Ontario - as of January 1
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Bulls, 1 year and over ('000 head) 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.9 2.9 2.2 3.1
Dairy cows ('000 head) 317.7 318.6 318.8 317.2 315.8 318.5 323.7 321.9
Beef cows ('000 head) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Heifers for dairy replacement ('000 head) 167.1 166.6 155.5 154.2 155.2 152.0 154.4 150.1
Heifers for beef replacement ('000 head) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Heifers for slaughter ('000 head) 16.7 11.8 12.2 11.0 10.3 10.4 7.5 7.9
Steers, 1 year and over ('000 head) 33.3 33.7 33.8 35.8 36.2 52.3 36.0 43.1
Calves, under 1 year ('000 head) 169.8 170.7 161.3 162.8 160.7 169.4 155.2 172.7
Total inventory ('000 head) 707.6 704.3 684.4 683.8 681.1 705.5 679.0 698.8
Farm number 5,680 5,658 4,676 4,474 4,485 4,328 4,233 4,136
Average # head per operation 124.6 124.5 146.4 152.8 151.9 163.0 160.4 169.0
Births previous six months ('000 head) 106.4 108.3 108.4 107.8 107.4 140.1 145.6 148.1
Births next six months ('000 head) 107.6 116.4 113.8 113.1 113.1 160.0 167.4 155.8
Source: Statistics Canada
Table 1c - Beef cattle on all farms - Ontario - as of January 1 [2]
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Bulls, 1 year and over ('000 head) 16.0 15.8 15.2 15.3 15.6 15.3 15.8 14.8
Dairy cows ('000 head) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Beef cows ('000 head) 274.3 270.1 268.4 255.9 249.4 241.9 243.3 242.0
Heifers for dairy replacement ('000 head) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Heifers for beef replacement ('000 head) 39.8 38.6 38.2 42.8 43.4 41.2 42.4 40.9
Heifers for slaughter ('000 head) 135.4 120.6 121.2 118.2 116.4 113.9 119.8 117.4
Steers, 1 year and over ('000 head) [1] 224.9 210.3 206.2 215.5 215.4 214.7 238.2 227.3
Calves, under 1 year ('000 head) 306.2 301.0 287.0 288.6 287.0 262.7 267.7 253.8
Total inventory ('000 head) 996.6 956.4 936.2 936.3 927.2 889.7 927.2 896.2
Farm number 13,864 13,509 13,904 13,847 12,836 13,137 12,681 12,207
Average # head per operation 71.9 70.8 67.3 67.6 72.2 67.7 73.1 73.4
Births previous six months ('000 head) 109.6 77.9 72.9 90.4 95.2 119.5 129.6 136.2
Births next six months ('000 head) 206.9 311.4 293.7 221.0 241.6 203.9 170.0 177.4
[1] Does not equal the sum of farm reporting dairy cows and farm reporting beef cattle because mixed dairy and beef operations are counted twice.
[2] Excluding small amount of heifers for slaughter and steers on dairy farms.
Source: Statistics Canada
2- Cattle and calves

List of tables available below

  • Table 2a - Beef cattle on cow/calf and mixed beef+dairy
  • Table 2b - Beef cattle on feeders + stockers/finish operations
  • Table 2c - Beef cattle on feeding operations
Table 2a - Beef cattle on cow/calf and mixed beef+dairy - Ontario - as of January 1
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Bulls, 1 year and over ('000 head) 13.8 13.8 13.2 13.4 13.7 13.2 14.1 13.0
Dairy cows ('000 head) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Beef cows ('000 head) 234.5 233.6 232.2 221.4 215.7 204.2 212.6 207.9
Heifers for dairy replacement ('000 head) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Heifers for beef replacement ('000 head) 33.8 32.2 31.9 36.8 37.5 35.5 37.5 34.9
Heifers for slaughter ('000 head) 36.7 32.6 33.5 30.3 28.4 15.1 13.3 12.1
Steers, 1 year and over ('000 head) 36.3 33.8 33.9 35.7 36.1 33.0 29.1 32.6
Calves, under 1 year ('000 head) 177.5 175.9 166.9 168.3 166.2 146.1 153.7 146.7
Total inventory ('000 head) 532.6 521.9 511.6 505.9 497.6 447.1 460.3 447.2
Farm number 10,737 10,234 10,957 11,082 10,010 9,858 9,778 9,599
Average # head per operation 49.6 51.0 46.7 45.7 49.7 45.4 47.1 46.6
Births previous six months ('000 head) 101.6 70.1 65.1 83.0 88.0 107.4 119.5 126.7
Births next six months ('000 head) 179.0 281.5 264.0 192.7 214.0 176.8 147.3 155.2
Source: Statistics Canada
Table 2b - Beef cattle on feeders, stockers/finish operations - Ontario - as of January 1
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Bulls, 1 year and over ('000 head) 2.2 2.0 2.0 1.9 1.9 2.1 1.7 1.8
Dairy cows ('000 head) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Beef cows ('000 head) 39.8 36.5 36.2 34.5 33.7 37.7 30.7 34.1
Heifers for dairy replacement ('000 head) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Heifers for beef replacement ('000 head) 6.0 6.4 6.3 6.0 5.9 5.7 4.9 6.0
Heifers for slaughter ('000 head) 23.0 19.5 20.1 18.0 17.1 30.6 20.6 26.5
Steers, 1 year and over ('000 head) 45.3 39.6 39.7 42.1 42.5 48.8 40.7 40.8
Calves, under 1 year ('000 head) 84.1 84.0 79.5 80.2 79.2 76.4 63.3 60.8
Total inventory ('000 head) 200.4 188.0 183.8 182.7 180.3 201.3 161.9 170.0
Farm number 2,027 2,269 1,725 1,826 1,936 2,555 2,186 1,926
Average # head per operation 98.9 82.9 106.6 100.1 93.1 78.8 74.1 88.3
Births previous six months ('000 head) 8.0 7.8 7.8 7.4 7.2 12.1 10.1 9.5
Births next six months ('000 head) 27.9 29.9 29.7 28.3 27.6 27.1 22.7 22.2
Source: Statistics Canada
Table 2c - Beef cattle on feeding operations - Ontario - as of January 1
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Bulls, 1 year and over ('000 head) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Dairy cows ('000 head) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Beef cows ('000 head) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Heifers for dairy replacement ('000 head) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Heifers for beef replacement ('000 head) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Heifers for slaughter ('000 head) 75.7 68.5 67.6 69.9 70.9 68.2 85.9 78.8
Steers, 1 year and over ('000 head) 143.3 136.9 132.6 137.7 136.8 132.9 168.4 153.9
Calves, under 1 year ('000 head) 44.6 41.1 40.6 40.1 41.6 40.2 50.7 46.3
Total inventory ('000 head) 263.6 246.5 240.8 247.7 249.3 241.3 305.0 279.0
Farm number 1,100 1,006 1,222 939 890 724 717 682
Average # head per operation 239.6 245.0 197.1 263.8 280.1 333.3 425.4 409.1
Births previous six months ('000 head) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Births next six months ('000 head) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Source: Statistics Canada
3 - Beef cattle and calves

List of tables available below

  • Table 3a - Beef cattle on all farms
  • Table 3b - On farms excluding feed operations
  • Table 3c - On feed operations
Table 3a - Beef cattle on all farms - Ontario - as of January 1 [1]
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Bulls, 1 year and over ('000 head) 16.0 15.8 15.2 15.3 15.6 15.3 15.8 14.8
Dairy cows ('000 head) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Beef cows ('000 head) 274.3 270.1 268.4 255.9 249.4 241.9 243.3 242.0
Heifers for dairy replacement ('000 head) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Heifers for beef replacement ('000 head) 39.8 38.6 38.2 42.8 43.4 41.2 42.4 40.9
Heifers for slaughter ('000 head) 135.4 120.6 121.2 118.2 116.4 113.9 119.8 117.4
Steers, 1 year and over ('000 head) 224.9 210.3 206.2 215.5 215.4 214.7 238.2 227.3
Calves, under 1 year ('000 head) 306.2 301.0 287.0 288.6 287.0 262.7 267.7 253.8
Total inventory ('000 head) 996.6 956.4 936.2 936.3 927.2 889.7 927.2 896.2
Farm number 13,864 13,509 13,904 13,847 12,836 13,137 12,681 12,207
Average # head per operation 71.9 70.8 67.3 67.6 72.2 67.7 73.1 73.4
Births previous six months ('000 head) 109.6 77.9 72.9 90.4 95.2 119.5 129.6 136.2
Births next six months ('000 head) 206.9 311.4 293.7 221.0 241.6 203.9 170.0 177.4
[1] Excluding small amount of heifers for slaughter and steers on dairy farms.
Source: Statistics Canada
Table 3b - Beef cattle on farms excluding feed operations - Ontario - as of January 1
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Bulls, 1 year and over ('000 head) 16.0 15.8 15.2 15.3 15.6 15.3 15.8 14.8
Dairy cows ('000 head) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Beef cows ('000 head) 274.3 270.1 268.4 255.9 249.4 241.9 243.3 242.0
Heifers for dairy replacement ('000 head) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Heifers for beef replacement ('000 head) 39.8 38.6 38.2 42.8 43.4 41.2 42.4 40.9
Heifers for slaughter ('000 head) 59.7 52.1 53.6 48.3 45.5 45.7 33.9 38.6
Steers, 1 year and over ('000 head) 81.6 73.4 73.6 77.8 78.6 81.8 69.8 73.4
Calves, under 1 year ('000 head) 261.6 259.9 246.4 248.5 245.4 222.5 217.0 207.5
Total inventory ('000 head) 733.0 709.9 695.4 688.6 677.9 648.4 622.2 617.2
Farm number 12,764 12,503 12,682 12,908 11,946 12,413 11,964 11,525
Average # head per operation 57.4 56.8 54.8 53.3 56.7 52.2 52.0 53.6
Births previous six months ('000 head) 109.6 77.9 72.9 90.4 95.2 119.5 129.6 136.2
Births next six months ('000 head) 206.9 311.4 293.7 221.0 241.6 203.9 170.0 177.4
Source: Statistics Canada
Table 3c - Beef cattle feed operations - Ontario - as of January 1
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Bulls, 1 year and over ('000 head) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Dairy cows ('000 head) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Beef cows ('000 head) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Heifers for dairy replacement ('000 head) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Heifers for beef replacement ('000 head) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Heifers for slaughter ('000 head) 75.7 68.5 67.6 69.9 70.9 68.2 85.9 78.8
Steers, 1 year and over ('000 head) 143.3 136.9 132.6 137.7 136.8 132.9 168.4 153.9
Calves, under 1 year ('000 head) 44.6 41.1 40.6 40.1 41.6 40.2 50.7 46.3
Total inventory ('000 head) 263.6 246.5 240.8 247.7 249.3 241.3 305.0 279.0
Farm number 1,100 1,006 1,222 939 890 724 717 682
Average # head per operation 239.6 245.0 197.1 263.8 280.1 333.3 425.4 409.1
Births previous six months ('000 head) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Births next six months ('000 head) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Source: Statistics Canada
4 - Summary - Derived estimations

List of tables available below

  • Table 4a - Specialized dairy operations
  • Table 4b - Mixed dairy and beef operations
  • Table 4c - Cow-calf operations
  • Table 4d - Cow-calf feeders + stocker/finish operations
  • Table 4e - Cow-calf stocker/finish operations
  • Table 4f - Feed operations
Table 4a - Specialized dairy farms - Ontario - as of January 1
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Bulls, 1 year and over ('000 head) 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3
Dairy cows ('000 head) 296 297 297 296 294 290 288 283
Beef cows ('000 head) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Heifers for dairy replacement ('000 head) 160 159 148 147 148 143 141 138
Heifers for beef replacement ('000 head) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Heifers for slaughter ('000 head) 17 12 12 11 10 10 8 8
Steers, 1 year and over ('000 head) 33 34 34 36 36 52 36 43
Calves, under 1 year ('000 head) 123 123 117 118 116 112 107 109
Total inventory ('000 head) 631.6 627.5 610.4 609.4 607.5 610.4 581.1 583.6
Farm number 4,674 4,482 3,816 3,510 3,606 3,495 3,475 3,461
Average # head per operation 135.1 140.0 160.0 173.6 168.5 174.6 167.2 168.6
Births previous six months ('000 head) 99.3 100.9 101.0 100.5 100.1 127.5 129.6 130.3
Births next six months ('000 head) 101.2 109.4 106.8 106.1 106.1 147.2 150.2 138.9
Source: Statistics Canada
Table 4b - Mixed dairy and beef operations - Ontario - as of January 1
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Bulls (dairy), 1 year and over ('000 head) 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3
Bulls (beef), 1 year and over ('000 head) 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.3
Dairy cows ('000 head) 21.3 21.7 21.7 21.6 21.5 28.7 35.6 38.6
Beef cows ('000 head) 6.3 5.9 5.9 5.6 5.5 7.3 7.3 6.3
Heifers for dairy replacement ('000 head) 7.5 7.6 7.6 7.6 7.5 9.0 13.5 12.5
Heifers for beef replacement ('000 head) 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.1 1.3 1.0
Heifers for slaughter ('000 head) 6.1 3.8 3.9 3.6 3.3 1.1 2.1 0.9
Steers, 1 year and over ('000 head) 1.4 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 3.5 2.6 3.5
Calves (dairy), under 1 year ('000 head) 4.2 4.3 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.4 8.6 4.3
Calves (beef), under 1 year ('000 head) 4.9 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.9 6.0
Total inventory ('000 head) 53.2 50.8 50.4 49.7 49.0 59.8 77.5 73.7
Farm number 244 308 280 302 271 265 254 223
Average # head per operation 218.0 164.9 180.0 164.6 180.8 225.7 305.1 330.5
Births previous six months - dairy ('000 head) 7.1 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 12.6 16.0 17.8
Births previous six months - beef ('000 head) 1.2 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.6 1.5
Births previous six months - total ('000 head) 8.3 9.0 9.0 8.8 8.8 14.0 17.6 19.3
Births next six months - dairy ('000 head) 6.4 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 12.8 17.2 16.9
Births next six months - beef ('000 head) 4.4 4.9 4.9 4.8 4.7 3.3 2.4 2.1
Births next six months - total ('000 head) 10.8 11.9 11.9 11.8 11.7 16.1 19.6 19.0
Source: Statistics Canada
Table 4c - Cow-calf operations - Ontario - as of January 1
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Bulls, 1 year and over ('000 head) 13.4 13.5 12.9 13.1 13.4 12.8 13.7 12.7
Dairy cows ('000 head) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Beef cows ('000 head) 228.2 227.7 226.3 215.8 210.2 196.9 205.3 201.6
Heifers for dairy replacement ('000 head) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Heifers for beef replacement ('000 head) 33.0 31.3 31.0 35.9 36.6 34.4 36.2 33.9
Heifers for slaughter ('000 head) 30.6 28.8 29.6 26.7 25.1 14.0 11.2 11.2
Steers, 1 year and over ('000 head) 34.9 32.7 32.8 34.6 35.0 29.5 26.5 29.1
Calves, under 1 year ('000 head) 172.6 170.9 161.9 163.3 161.2 141.1 147.8 140.7
Total inventory ('000 head) 512.7 504.9 494.5 489.4 481.5 428.7 440.7 429.2
Farm number 10,493 9,926 10,677 10,780 9,739 9,593 9,524 9,376
Average # head per operation 48.9 50.9 46.3 45.4 49.4 44.7 46.3 45.8
Births previous six months ('000 head) 100.4 68.5 63.5 81.5 86.5 106.0 117.9 125.2
Births next six months ('000 head) 174.6 276.6 259.1 187.9 209.3 173.5 144.9 153.1
Source: Statistics Canada
Table 4d - Cow-calf feeders + stocker/finish operations - Ontario - as of January 1
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Bulls, 1 year and over ('000 head) 2.2 2.0 2.0 1.9 1.9 2.1 1.7 1.8
Dairy cows ('000 head) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Beef cows ('000 head) 39.8 36.5 36.2 34.5 33.7 37.7 30.7 34.1
Heifers for dairy replacement ('000 head) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Heifers for beef replacement ('000 head) 6.0 6.4 6.3 6.0 5.9 5.7 4.9 6.0
Heifers for slaughter ('000 head) 23.0 19.5 20.1 18.0 17.1 30.6 20.6 26.5
Steers, 1 year and over ('000 head) 45.3 39.6 39.7 42.1 42.5 48.8 40.7 40.8
Calves, under 1 year ('000 head) 84.1 84.0 79.5 80.2 79.2 76.4 63.3 60.8
Total inventory ('000 head) 200.4 188.0 183.8 182.7 180.3 201.3 161.9 170.0
Farm number 2027 2269 1725 1826 1936 2555 2186 1926
Average # head per operation 98.9 82.9 106.6 100.1 93.1 78.8 74.1 88.3
Births previous six months ('000 head) 8.0 7.8 7.8 7.4 7.2 12.1 10.1 9.5
Births next six months ('000 head) 27.9 29.9 29.7 28.3 27.6 27.1 22.7 22.2
Source: Statistics Canada
Table 4e - Cow-calf stocker/finish operations - Ontario - as of January 1
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Bulls, 1 year and over ('000 head) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Dairy cows ('000 head) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Beef cows ('000 head) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Heifers for dairy replacement ('000 head) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Heifers for beef replacement ('000 head) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Heifers for slaughter ('000 head) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Steers, 1 year and over ('000 head) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Calves, under 1 year ('000 head) 42.7 43.0 40.7 41.2 40.7 53.7 40.0 59.5
Total inventory ('000 head) 42.7 43.0 40.7 41.2 40.7 53.7 40.0 59.5
Farm number 762 868 580 662 608 568 504 452
Average # head per operation 56.0 49.5 70.2 62.2 66.9 94.5 79.4 131.6
Births previous six months ('000 head) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Births next six months ('000 head) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Source: Statistics Canada
Table 4f - Feed operations - Ontario - as of January 1
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Bulls, 1 year and over ('000 head) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Dairy cows ('000 head) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Beef cows ('000 head) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Heifers for dairy replacement ('000 head) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Heifers for beef replacement ('000 head) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Heifers for slaughter ('000 head) 75.7 68.5 67.6 69.9 70.9 68.2 85.9 78.8
Steers, 1 year and over ('000 head) 143.3 136.9 132.6 137.7 136.8 132.9 168.4 153.9
Calves, under 1 year ('000 head) 44.6 41.1 40.6 40.1 41.6 40.2 50.7 46.3
Total inventory ('000 head) 263.6 246.5 240.8 247.7 249.3 241.3 305.0 279.0
Farm number 1,100 1,006 1,222 939 890 724 717 682
Average # head per operation 239.6 245.0 197.1 263.8 280.1 333.3 425.4 409.1
Births previous six months ('000 head) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Births next six months ('000 head) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Source: Statistics Canada

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