Hay: Area and Production,
Ontario by County, 2006

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Acres seededa
(2006 Census)
Acres harvested Yield (tons/acre) Production ('000 tons) Production
('000 tonnes)
Brant
18,892
18,300
3.0
54.9
49.8
Chatham-Kent
7,735
7,500
3.5
26.3
23.8
Elgin
26,736
26,000
3.5
91.0
82.6
Essex
8,658
8,400
2.8
23.5
21.3
Haldimand-Norfolk
63,330
61,500
2.7
166.1
150.6
Hamilton
24,305
23,600
2.6
61.4
55.7
Lambton
27,622
26,800
3.2
85.8
77.8
Middlesex
44,424
43,100
3.1
133.6
121.2
Niagara
37,473
36,400
2.5
91.0
82.6
Oxford
52,833
51,300
4.2
215.5
195.5
Southern Ontario
312,144
302,900
3.1
948.9
860.8
Bruce
130,204
126,500
3.0
379.5
344.3
Dufferin
52,604
51,100
3.0
153.3
139.1
Grey
178,673
173,600
2.4
416.6
378.0
Halton
16,266
15,800
2.6
41.1
37.3
Huron
73,860
71,700
3.8
272.5
247.2
Peel
22,656
22,000
2.5
55.0
49.9
Perth
70,270
68,200
3.3
225.1
204.2
Simcoe
118,137
114,700
2.6
298.2
270.5
Waterloo
44,099
42,800
4.0
171.2
155.3
Wellington
99,260
96,400
3.0
289.2
262.4
Western Ontario
806,186
782,800
2.9
2,301.7
2,088.0
Durham
73,799
71,700
2.8
200.8
182.1
Haliburton
1,175
1,100
1.1
1.2
1.1
Hastings
87,987
85,400
2.2
187.9
170.4
Kawartha Lakes
96,121
93,300
2.2
205.3
186.2
Muskoka
8,996
8,700
2.5
21.8
19.7
Northumberland
57,080
55,400
2.6
144.0
130.7
Parry Sound
19,639
19,100
1.9
36.3
32.9
Peterborough
80,173
77,800
2.3
178.9
162.3
Prince Edward
36,492
35,400
2.3
81.4
73.9
York
31,593
30,700
2.7
82.9
75.2
Central Ontario
493,055
478,600
2.4
1,140.4
1,034.6
Frontenac
63,007
61,200
2.3
140.8
127.7
Lanark
63,336
61,500
2.3
141.5
128.3
Leeds and Grenville
99,770
96,900
2.3
222.9
202.2
Lennox and Addington
58,482
56,800
2.0
113.6
103.1
Ottawa
75,293
73,100
2.5
182.8
165.8
Prescott and Russell
95,767
93,000
3.2
297.6
270.0
Renfrew
112,765
109,500
2.7
295.7
268.2
Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry
114,203
110,900
3.1
343.8
311.9
Eastern Ontario
682,623
662,900
2.6
1,738.5
1,577.1
Algoma
32,675
31,700
2.4
76.1
69.0
Cochrane
25,124
24,400
1.3
31.7
28.8
Greater Sudbury
5,747
5,600
1.6
9.0
8.1
Kenora
8,785
8,500
1.9
16.2
14.7
Manitoulin
29,205
28,400
1.9
54.0
49.0
Nipissing
27,363
26,600
1.9
50.5
45.8
Rainy River
53,197
51,600
1.4
72.2
65.5
Sudbury
15,728
15,300
1.2
18.4
16.7
Thunder Bay
21,580
21,000
2.4
50.4
45.7
Timiskaming
61,001
59,200
2.4
142.1
128.9
Northern Ontario
280,952
272,800
1.9
520.5
472.2
Ontario
2,574,960
2,500,000
2.7
6,650.0
6,032.8

a Includes hay and forage seed area for most counties. For a few counties, small areas of forage seed were suppressed in Census results due to confidentiality.

Note: Area figures appearing in the table above are based on results from the 2006 Census of Agriculture. Yield and production figures are estimates derived primarily from a probability survey conducted by Statistics Canada, in conjunction with other administrative data sources. The probability survey is designed to produce accurate field crop yield and production information for the province as a whole. However, the reliability of county and district estimates may be lower, particularly when the level of farming activity is a given area is relatively small. Thus, a measure of caution is advised when using sub-provincial estimates.

Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Agriculture; Statistics Canada, Field Crop Reporting Series (Catalogue No. 22-002-XIB); Agricorp; and Economic Development Policy Branch, OMAFRA.

Author:
Bill McGee - Coordinator, Statistics Section/OMAFRA
Last Reviewed: 10 July 2007

For more information:
E-mail: stats.omafra@ontario.ca