Oats: Area and Production,
Ontario by County, 2006

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Acres seededa (2006 Census) Acres harvestedb Yield (bushels/acre) Production ('000 bushels) Production ('000 tonnes)
Brant
1,468
1,200
73
88
1.4
Chatham-Kent
895
700
81
57
0.9
Elgin
2,201
1,800
76
137
2.1
Essex
654
500
81
41
0.6
Haldimand-Norfolk
5,792
4,800
49
235
3.6
Hamilton
2,222
1,900
50
95
1.5
Lambton
2,765
2,300
70
161
2.5
Middlesex
4,088
3,400
79
269
4.1
Niagara
2,642
2,200
71
156
2.4
Oxford
2,690
2,200
73
161
2.5
Southern Ontario
25,417
21,000
66.6
1,398
21.6
Bruce
5,217
4,300
77
331
5.1
Dufferin
1,608
1,300
76
99
1.5
Grey
5,405
4,500
72
324
5.0
Halton
886
700
37
26
0.4
Huron
4,203
3,500
69
242
3.7
Peel
943
800
76
61
0.9
Perth
2,597
2,200
93
205
3.2
Simcoe
5,996
5,000
73
365
5.6
Waterloo
1,935
1,600
87
139
2.1
Wellington
2,664
2,200
68
150
2.3
Western Ontario
31,454
26,100
74.3
1,941
29.9
Durham
4,351
3,600
73
263
4.1
Haliburton
59
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Hastings
5,224
4,400
67
295
4.5
Kawartha Lakes
4,793
4,000
74
296
4.6
Muskoka
229
200
47
9
0.1
Northumberland
6,347
5,400
51
275
4.2
Parry Sound
1,116
900
47
42
0.7
Peterborough
3,590
3,000
66
198
3.1
Prince Edward
3,841
3,200
53
170
2.6
York
680
600
65
39
0.6
Central Ontario
30,230
25,300
62.7
1,587
24.5
Frontenac
818
700
50
35
0.5
Lanark
1,328
1,100
65
72
1.1
Leeds and Grenville
3,001
2,500
59
148
2.3
Lennox and Addington
1,570
1,300
70
91
1.4
Ottawa
3,184
2,700
62
167
2.6
Prescott and Russell
3,955
3,300
46
152
2.3
Renfrew
8,132
6,900
66
455
7.0
Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry
3,024
2,500
57
143
2.2
Eastern Ontario
25,012
21,000
60.1
1,262
19.5
Algoma
1,341
1,100
60
66
1.0
Cochrane
975
800
78
62
1.0
Greater Sudbury
365
300
50
15
0.2
Kenora
302
300
23
7
0.1
Manitoulin
847
700
81
57
0.9
Nipissing
2,333
1,900
66
125
1.9
Rainy River
2,450
2,000
44
88
1.4
Sudbury
711
600
57
34
0.5
Thunder Bay
434
400
46
18
0.3
Timiskaming
10,081
8,500
81
689
10.6
Northern Ontario
19,839
16,600
70.0
1,162
17.9
Ontario
131,952
110,000
66.8
7,350
113.3

a Represents total area seeded including area cut for fodder.
b Represents area harvested for grain.

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: 27 June 2007

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