Hay: Area and Production, by County, 2009

 

  Acres seededa Acres harvested Yield (tons/acre) Production ('000 tons) Production ('000 tonnes)
Brant
17,000
16,500
3.8
62.7
56.9
Chatham-Kent
7,000
6,800
2.2
15.0
13.6
Elgin
30,000
29,200
2.9
84.7
76.8
Essex
7,000
6,800
2.8
19.0
17.2
Haldimand-Norfolk
79,000
76,800
2.4
184.3
167.2
Hamilton
20,000
19,500
2.2
42.9
38.9
Lambton
37,000
36,000
2.9
104.4
94.7
Middlesex
53,000
51,500
3.1
159.7
144.9
Niagara
42,000
40,800
2.6
106.1
96.3
Oxford
78,000
75,900
3.4
258.1
234.1
Southern Ontario
370,000
359,800
2.9
1,036.9
940.7
Bruce
165,000
160,500
2.8
449.4
407.7
Dufferin
53,000
51,500
2.3
118.5
107.5
Grey
188,000
182,900
2.7
493.8
448.0
Halton
11,000
10,700
2.0
21.4
19.4
Huron
81,000
78,800
2.9
228.5
207.3
Peel
25,000
24,300
2.3
55.9
50.7
Perth
80,000
77,800
3.0
233.4
211.7
Simcoe
105,000
102,100
2.8
285.9
259.4
Waterloo
47,000
45,700
3.5
160.0
145.1
Wellington
110,000
107,000
3.1
331.7
300.9
Western Ontario
865,000
841,300
2.8
2,378.5
2,157.7
Durham
80,000
77,800
2.8
217.8
197.6
Haliburton
500
500
1.8
0.9
0.8
Hastings
82,000
79,700
2.3
183.3
166.3
Kawartha Lakes
90,000
87,500
1.9
166.3
150.9
Muskoka
8,500
8,300
1.7
14.1
12.8
Northumberland
58,000
56,400
2.7
152.3
138.2
Parry Sound
14,000
13,600
2.2
29.9
27.1
Peterborough
65,000
63,200
2.2
139.0
126.1
Prince Edward
35,000
34,000
2.5
85.0
77.1
York
38,000
37,000
2.4
88.8
80.6
Central Ontario
471,000
458,000
2.4
1,077.4
977.4
Frontenac
61,000
59,300
2.1
124.5
112.9
Lanark
43,000
41,800
2.0
83.6
75.8
Leeds and Grenville
80,000
77,800
2.1
163.4
148.2
Lennox and Addington
62,000
60,300
1.8
108.5
98.4
Ottawa
65,000
63,200
2.5
158.0
143.3
Prescott and Russell
85,000
82,700
2.5
206.8
187.6
Renfrew
107,000
104,100
2.3
239.4
217.2
Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry
100,000
97,300
2.8
272.4
247.1
Eastern Ontario
603,000
586,500
2.3
1,356.6
1,230.7
Algoma
20,000
19,500
2.5
48.8
44.3
Cochrane
19,000
18,500
1.7
31.5
28.6
Greater Sudbury
4,000
3,900
1.8
7.0
6.4
Kenora
10,000
9,700
1.4
13.6
12.3
Manitoulin
26,000
25,300
2.1
53.1
48.2
Nipissing
21,000
20,400
2.0
40.8
37.0
Rainy River
53,000
51,500
1.9
97.9
88.8
Sudbury
12,000
11,700
2.2
25.7
23.3
Thunder Bay
17,000
16,500
2.0
33.0
29.9
Timiskaming
59,000
57,400
2.6
149.2
135.4
Northern Ontario
241,000
234,400
2.1
500.6
454.1
Ontario
2,550,000
2,480,000
2.6
6,350.0
5,760.6

 

a Includes hay and forage seed area.

Note: Please note that the figures above are estimates primarily derived 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 area and yield information for the province as a whole. However, the accuracy of county and district estimates may suffer, particularly when the level of farming activity in a given area is relatively small. Thus, a measure of caution is advised when using sub-provincial estimates.

 

Reference: Statistics Canada: Field Crop Reporting Series


Author:
Bill McGee - Coordinator, Statistics Section/OMAFRA
Last Reviewed: 07 April 2010