Statistical Summary of Ontario Agriculture

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Statistical Summary of Ontario Agriculture

Farm Statistics (number)
Item 2001 2006 2011 2016
Number of farm operators
85,020
82,410
74,840
70,470
Total number of farms
59,728
57,211
51,950
49,600
Number of farms with sales over $25,000
32,980
31,883
30,589
31,688
Number of farms with sales over $100,000
18,576
17,965
17,680
18,670
Number of farms with sales over $250,000
8,989
10,000
10,695
11,648
Farms reporting under 53 hectares
29,638
29,710
27,201
26,418
Farms reporting 53 to 161 hectares
21,279
18,648
16,230
14,882
Farms reporting 162 hectares and over
8,811
8,853
8,519
8,300

 

Farm Statistics (hectares)
Item 2001 2006 2011 2016
Total area of Farms
5,466,233
5,386,453
5,126,653
4,997,245
Total cropland
3,656,705
3,660,941
3,613,821
3,650,789
Summer fallow
14,235
11,895
9,490
6,428
Pasture
844,977
753,681
661,081
525,174
Christmas tree area, woodland and wetland
750,355
652,533
624,283
All other land
950,316
209,581
189,728
190,570
Total area owned (historical basis)
3,793,190
3,597,531
3,622,767
3,539,602
Total area rented or crop shared (historical basis)
1,673,043
1,788,922
1,643,398
1,583,829

 

Hired Farm Labour (number)
Item
2001 2006 2011 2016
Farms reporting any hired labour
24,013
20,837
16,119
12,305

 

Hired Farm Labour (weeks)
Item
2001 2006 2011 2016
Year-round labour
1,376,166
1,392,257
1,405,252
-
Seasonal labour
911,030
878,920
812,057
-
Total labour
2,287,196
2,271,177
2,217,309
-

 

Area Grown to Major Field Crops (hectares)
Item
2001 2006 2011 2016
Hay
1,013,343
1,037,062
840,901
696,551
Soybeans
909,922
872,455
997,497
1,126,419
Grain corn
810,595
638,538
822,465
874,932
Winter wheat
220,707
416,209
445,155
437,213
Silage corn
129,242
129,807
109,953
119,649
Barley
124,938
89,447
51,347
41,973
Spring wheat
50,779
82,112
46,394
48,757
Mixed grain
88,329
70,194
42,962
37,570
Dry field beans
49,299
61,775
37,477
52,872
Oats
41,144
53,399
28,749
33,268
Fall rye
26,919
25,565
13,328
22,074
Tobacco
23,607
12,816
-
-
Canola
14,746
7,517
35,525
16,002

 

Number of Livestock and Poultry on Farms ('000 head or '000 birds)
Item
2001 2006 2011 2016
Dairy cows
364
330
318
312
Beef cows
376
377
282
236
Steers
332
312
291
306
All heifers
449
414
373
328
Calves
595
527
457
424
Total cattle and calves
2,141
1,983
1,741
1,624
Sows and gilts
356
418
281
314
Total pigs
3,457
3,951
3,089
3,534
Total sheep and lambs
338
311
353
321
Broilers and roasters
27,931
29,151
31,901
33,818
Laying hens and pullets
17,469
14,950
13,207
14,648
Turkeys
3,403
3,556
3,484
3,772

 

Area of Major Fruit Crops (hectares)
Item
2001 2006 2011 2016
Grapes
7,368
8,335
7,439
7,575
Apples
9,814
8,162
6,406
6,432
Peaches
2,677
3,195
2,612
2,117
Strawberries
2,024
1,717
1,329
1,180
Sour cherries
936
1,030
948
858
Pears
1,080
1,030
560
510
Plums and prunes
546
498
435
396
Raspberries
526
467
365
275
Sweet cherries
402
384
233
176

 

Area of Major Vegetable Crops (hectares)
Item
2001 2006 2011 2016
Sweet corn
19,837
15,628
10,336
9,271
Potatoes
17,562
15,441
15,129
14,037
Green peas
9,432
8,693
6,119
6,583
Tomatoes (excluding greenhouse)
8,580
8,173
6,701
6,371
Green and wax beans
5,275
4,807
3,717
3,938
Carrots
3,590
4,044
3,988
3,926
Pumpkin and squash
3,142
3,762
3,338
4,248
Dry onions
2,681
2,805
2,613
2,422
Cucumbers (excluding greenhouse)
2,671
1,678
1,410
1,827
Peppers
1,664
1,625
1,575
2,015
Broccoli
1,157
1,502
1,824
1,725
Cabbage
1,674
1,500
1,357
1,485
Asparagus
913
1,313
1,110
1,377

 

Area of Greenhouse Crops ('000 sq m)
Item
2001 2006 2011 2016
Vegetables
4,434
6,485
8,009
10,395
Flowers
4,056
4,591
3,957
3,683

 

Machinery on Farms (number)
Item
2001
2006
2011
2016
Tractors
183,704
185,576
171,406
165,042
Combines
17,677
15,982
14,282
-
Balers
35,385
33,052
28,916
-
Farms reporting computers for farm management
23,552
26,260
30,381
27,904

 

Farm Capital Value ($ million)
Item
2001 2006 2011 2016
Market value of land and buildings
40,898
55,912
75,818
118,298
Machinery and equipment
6,564
7,076
7,616
9,532
Livestock and poultry
3,067
2,349
2,269
3,955

 

Farm Income Statistics ($ million)
Item
2001 2006 2011 2016
+ Total crop receipts
3,178
3,851
5,631
6,612
+ Total livestock receipts
4,520
4,351
5,214
6,017
= Total market receipts
7,698
8,202
10,845
12,629
+ Total payments
777
662
282
338
Total farm cash receipts
8,475
8,864
11,127
12,967
- Operating expenses after rebates
6,942
7,590
9,093
10,208
= Net cash income (receipts less expenses)
1,533
1,274
2,034
2,759
- Depreciation
11
10
9
12
+ Income-in-kind
1,017
1,126
1,313
1,487
= Realized net farm income
527
158
730
1,284

 

Top Commodities in terms of Market Receipts ($ million)
Item
2001 2006 2011 2016
Dairy products
1,369
1,591
1,895
1,975
Vegetables (including greenhouse)
738
987
1,272
1,621
Soybeans
449
937
1,077
1,664
Corn
388
868
1,338
1,250
Cattle and calves
1,252
846
1,028
1,314
Floriculture and nursery
755
634
784
796
Poultry
612
547
891
977
Hogs
946
454
902
1,119
Eggs
211
292
301
391
Wheat
102
213
315
234
Fruit
224
192
203
263
Potatoes
72
178
103
117
Dry beans
22
90
70
77

 

Reference: Statistics Canada, Census of Agriculture


Author:
Siva Mailvaganam - Statistician/OMAFRA
Last Reviewed: 30 May 2017

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