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Cattle/Beef and Veal

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Quick Facts 2019
  • 12.24 million cattle and calves on 72,860 farms and ranches in Canada
  • Alberta accounts for approximately 40% of Canada’s inventory
  • 3,303,319 cattle and 212,918 calves slaughtered in federally and provincially inspected establishments in Canada
  • 1.3 million tonnes of beef and 33,130 tonnes of veal produced
  • Exports: 722,872 head of cattle and calves valued at $1.2 billion; 1.5 million tonnes of beef and veal valued at $3.2 billion
  • Imports: 274,876 head of cattle and calves valued at $266 million; 154,291 tonnes of beef and veal valued at $1.23 billion
  • Farm cash receipts from the sale of non-dairy cattle and calves totaled $8.3 billion, 12.4% of total receipts.

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