Number of Ontario Census Farms Classified by Industry (North American Industry Classification System), 2001, 2006, 2011 and 2016

 

Farm Type 2001 Percent
of Total
2006 Percent of Total 2011 Percent of Total
2016
Percent of Total
Dairy cattle and milk production
6,314
10.6
4,937
8.6
4,036
7.8
3,439
6.9
Beef cattle ranching and farming, including feedlots
13,464
22.5
11,052
19.3
7,105
13.7
6,786
13.7
Hog and pig farming
2,507
4.2
2,222
3.9
1,235
2.4
1,229
2.5
Chicken egg production
644
1.1
599
1.0
566
1.1
642
1.3
Broiler and other meat-type chicken production
799
1.3
834
1.5
816
1.6
900
1.8
Turkey production
118
0.2
116
0.2
109
0.2
129
0.3
Sheep and goat farming
1,262
2.1
1,365
2.4
1,446
2.8
1,097
2.2
Horses and equine
3,188
5.3
4,297
7.5
3,894
7.5
3,112
6.3
Oilseed and grain farming
13,776
23.1
13,056
22.8
15,818
30.4
16,876
34.0
Hay farming
4,790
8.0
5,917
10.3
5,600
10.8
4,681
9.4
Tobacco farming
1,021
1.7
560
1.0
137
0.3
195
0.4
Vegetable and melon farming
1,614
2.7
1,769
3.1
1,531
2.9
1,856
3.7
Fruit and tree-nut farming
1,974
3.3
1,892
3.3
1,548
3.0
1,362
2.7
Greenhouse, nursery and floriculture production
2,876
4.8
2,822
4.9
2,372
4.6
2,050
4.1
Other types
5,381
9.0
5,773
10.1
5,737
11.0
5,246
10.6
Total
59,728
100.0
57,211
100.0
51,950
100.0
49,600
100

 

 

Reference: Statistics Canada, Census of Agriculture.


Author :  
Anna Staciwa- Statistician /OMAFRA
Last Reviewed :  
 10 May 2017
For more information:
E-mail: stats.omafra@ontario.ca