Hay: Area and Production, by County, 2010

Acres seededa Acres harvested Yield (tons/acre) Production ('000 tons) Production ('000 tonnes)
Brant
17,000
16,600
3.7
61.4
55.7
Chatham-Kent
7,000
6,800
3.4
23.1
21.0
Elgin
29,000
28,300
3.5
99.1
89.9
Essex
7,000
6,800
4.0
27.2
24.7
Haldimand-Norfolk
75,000
73,200
3.2
234.2
212.5
Hamilton
21,000
20,500
2.7
55.4
50.3
Lambton
38,000
37,100
3.3
122.4
111.0
Middlesex
55,000
53,700
3.4
182.6
165.7
Niagara
40,000
39,000
2.7
105.3
95.5
Oxford
77,000
75,200
3.7
278.2
252.4
Southern Ontario
366,000
357,200
3.3
1,188.9
1,078.6
Bruce
157,000
153,300
3.2
490.6
445.1
Dufferin
50,000
48,800
2.8
136.6
123.9
Grey
190,000
185,600
2.5
464.0
420.9
Halton
11,000
10,700
2.6
27.8
25.2
Huron
79,000
77,100
3.6
277.6
251.8
Peel
26,000
25,400
3.1
78.7
71.4
Perth
83,000
81,000
3.8
307.8
279.2
Simcoe
110,000
107,400
2.5
268.5
243.6
Waterloo
46,000
44,900
3.7
166.1
150.7
Wellington
110,000
107,400
3.2
343.7
311.8
Western Ontario
862,000
841,600
3.0
2,561.4
2,323.7
Durham
76,000
74,200
2.6
192.9
175.0
Haliburton
500
500
1.3
0.7
0.6
Hastings
85,000
83,000
1.8
149.4
135.5
Kawartha Lakes
90,000
87,900
2.4
211.0
191.4
Muskoka
8,500
8,300
1.2
10.0
9.1
Northumberland
60,000
58,600
2.3
134.8
122.3
Parry Sound
14,000
13,700
1.3
17.8
16.1
Peterborough
65,000
63,500
1.9
120.7
109.5
Prince Edward
35,000
34,200
1.7
58.1
52.7
York
36,000
35,100
1.7
59.7
54.2
Central Ontario
470,000
459,000
2.1
955.1
866.5
Frontenac
58,000
56,600
2.6
147.2
133.5
Lanark
41,000
40,000
1.9
76.0
68.9
Leeds and Grenville
78,000
76,100
2.2
167.4
151.9
Lennox and Addington
59,000
57,600
2.0
115.2
104.5
Ottawa
62,000
60,500
2.6
157.3
142.7
Prescott and Russell
85,000
83,000
2.6
215.8
195.8
Renfrew
107,000
104,500
2.1
219.5
199.1
Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry
95,000
92,700
3.2
296.6
269.1
Eastern Ontario
585,000
571,000
2.4
1,395.0
1,265.5
Algoma
21,000
20,500
1.9
39.0
35.4
Cochrane
19,000
18,500
1.3
24.1
21.9
Greater Sudbury
4,000
3,900
1.6
6.2
5.6
Kenora
10,000
9,800
1.3
12.7
11.5
Manitoulin
25,000
24,400
2.5
61.0
55.3
Nipissing
20,000
19,500
2.0
39.0
35.4
Rainy River
55,000
53,700
2.0
107.4
97.4
Sudbury
12,000
11,700
1.5
17.6
16.0
Thunder Bay
17,000
16,600
2.0
33.2
30.1
Timiskaming
59,000
57,600
1.9
109.4
99.2
Northern Ontario
242,000
236,200
1.9
449.6
407.9
Ontario
2,525,000
2,465,000
2.7
6,550.0
5,942.1


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: 04 May 2011

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