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Sheep and Lamb

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Quick Facts 2019
  • 827,800 sheep and lamb on 9,390 farms in Canada. Ontario, Quebec and Alberta account for 72% of Canada’s sheep/lamb inventory.
  • 547,635 sheep and lamb slaughtered in federally and provincially inspected establishments in Canada. 70% of sheep and lamb are processed in provincially inspected establishments.
  • 16,870 tonnes of mutton and lamb produced.
  • Exports: 11,862 head of sheep valued at $982,300 and 113 tonnes of mutton and lamb valued at $1.7 million.
  • Imports: 126 head of sheep valued at $27,811 and 21,128 tonnes of mutton and lamb valued at $227.5 million.
  • Farm cash receipts for sheep and lamb totaled $189 million, 0.3% of total farm cash receipts.

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