Number of Cattle on Farms, July 1986 to July 2017 ('000 head)

Date Bulls one year & over Dairy cows Dairy heifers one year & over Beef cows Beef heifers - Breeding, one year & over Beef heifers - Slaughter, one year & over Steers, one year & over Calves, under one year Total cattle
July 1, 2017
19.6
309.3
163.1
260.1
47.5
139.6
327.2
445.7
1712.1
January 1, 2017
19.5
318.5
161.9
261.6
44.2
135.3
248.2
470.3
1659.5
July 1, 2016
19.4
308
162.1
256.1
45.5
143.5
304.2
453.3
1,692.1
January 1, 2016
19.2
317.7
161.2
271.7
45.1
139
239.9
480.3
1674.1
July 1, 2015
19.3
301.6
161.1
272.3
43.9
160.4
299
457.8
1,715.4
January 1, 2015
18.1
316.2
164.2
290.4
42
152.2
225.3
479.3
1687.7
July 1, 2014
20.1
311.7
168.2
289.3
43.7
170.0
284.0
477.0
1,764.0
January 1, 2014
18.0
318.8
163.1
288.4
40.0
153.0
230.1
465.0
1,676.4
July 1, 2013
19.6
313.6
170.3
291.3
42.7
165.1
282.1
458.3
1,743.0
January 1, 2013
18.7
318.6
169.6
285.4
40.3
152.4
234.0
470.4
1,689.4
July 1, 2012
20.2
314.5
172.5
295.1
43.8
172.1
298.1
472.8
1,789.1
January 1, 2012
19.0
317.7
167.1
294.3
39.8
152.1
258.2
476.3
1,724.5
July 1, 2011
20.5
316.8
173.7
284.9
44.4
166.4
294.9
473.6
1,775.2
January 1, 2011
19.2
319.2
169.2
292.5
39.9
158.2
250.4
483.8
1,732.4
July 1, 2010
20.8
317.2
174.3
299.6
47.0
167.2
304.2
486.0
1,816.3
January 1, 2010
21.0
319.6
170.3
310.8
41.2
162.6
265.4
488.6
1,779.5
July 1, 2009
20.1
317.4
175.3
322.0
51.3
180.1
319.6
481.0
1,866.8
January 1, 2009
21.8
315.3
171.5
323.2
39.4
140.1
226.4
486.5
1,724.2
July 1, 2008
21.4
318.7
177.4
344.5
50.6
167.3
309.1
492.4
1,881.4
January 1, 2008
21.1
322.6
175.6
360.5
46.6
154.1
252.8
560.4
1,893.7
July 1, 2007
23.2
321.5
182.4
362.7
47.8
180.2
323.5
525.9
1,967.2
January 1, 2007
20.0
327.0
176.0
364.0
44.0
146.0
220.0
606.5
1,903.5
July 1, 2006
24.5
330.0
189.5
380.0
50.0
180.0
330.6
548.0
2,032.6
January 1, 2006
25.5
334.0
185.0
389.0
58.5
170.0
234.8
585.0
1,981.8
July 1, 2005
26.5
346.0
194.0
400.0
60.0
165.0
352.8
610.3
2,154.6
January 1, 2005
25.0
344.8
205.0
405.0
53.0
153.5
256.6
608.6
2,051.5
July 1, 2004
26.0
348.5
200.0
410.0
70.0
173.0
360.5
592.3
2,180.3
January 1, 2004
26.0
355.5
198.0
415.0
65.0
149.0
256.5
660.1
2,125.1
July 1, 2003
26.0
360.0
200.0
402.0
72.0
177.0
337.0
586.9
2,160.9
January 1, 2003
25.0
364.0
205.0
392.0
70.0
138.0
258.0
635.8
2,087.8
July 1, 2002
25.0
367.0
199.5
373.0
74.5
167.0
324.0
595.0
2,125.0
January 1, 2002
23.5
367.0
200.0
376.0
75.0
137.0
178.0
659.5
2,016.0
July 1, 2001
25.0
365.0
197.0
378.0
82.0
162.0
315.0
606.0
2,130.0
January 1, 2001
24.0
372.0
191.0
380.0
63.0
140.0
219.0
656.0
2,045.0
July 1, 2000
26.0
377.0
184.0
387.0
71.0
180.0
306.0
566.0
2,097.0
January 1, 2000
25.0
380.0
180.0
396.0
70.0
110.0
212.0
622.0
1,995.0
July 1, 1999
26.0
385.0
182.0
408.0
75.0
149.0
285.0
610.0
2,120.0
January 1, 1999
25.0
391.0
184.0
413.0
61.0
119.0
218.0
633.0
2,044.0
July 1, 1998
27.0
392.0
196.0
425.0
80.0
144.0
280.0
660.0
2,204.0
January 1, 1998
26.0
400.0
189.0
433.0
82.0
115.0
262.0
640.0
2,147.0
July 1, 1997
28.0
405.0
198.0
435.0
100.0
145.0
290.0
693.0
2,294.0
January 1, 1997
27.0
410.0
191.0
460.0
75.0
110.0
273.0
670.0
2,216.0
July 1, 1996
29.0
405.0
200.0
440.0
115.0
145.0
325.0
640.0
2,299.0
January 1, 1996
30.0
407.0
190.0
476.0
80.0
115.0
275.0
716.0
2,289.0
July 1, 1995
32.0
400.0
190.0
469.0
98.0
158.0
291.0
657.0
2,295.0
January 1, 1995
33.0
410.0
189.0
445.0
93.0
125.0
260.0
633.0
2,188.0
July 1, 1994
32.0
402.0
190.0
460.0
105.0
145.0
290.0
564.0
2,188.0
January 1, 1994
31.0
407.0
190.0
438.0
70.0
115.0
225.0
623.0
2,099.0
July 1, 1993
29.0
400.0
200.0
425.0
77.0
150.0
295.0
575.0
2,151.0
January 1, 1993
28.0
410.0
190.0
421.0
92.0
134.0
228.0
600.0
2,103.0
July 1, 1992
28.0
422.0
214.0
413.0
90.0
145.0
274.0
586.0
2,172.0
January 1, 1992
27.0
427.0
235.0
400.0
100.0
163.0
296.5
595.0
2,243.5
July 1, 1991
28.0
443.0
228.0
390.0
87.0
193.0
328.0
578.0
2,275.0
January 1, 1991
28.2
446.7
233.8
381.1
91.8
166.1
270.1
645.7
2,263.5
July 1, 1990
27.4
450.4
230.4
375.0
80.6
200.4
329.3
613.4
2,306.9
January 1, 1990
28.5
454.1
227.1
369.9
87.4
172.6
294.7
666.2
2,300.5
July 1, 1989
25.7
455.8
225.8
359.9
77.2
206.8
327.9
639.9
2,319.0
January 1, 1989
27.9
459.5
236.4
355.0
79.9
158.9
304.0
671.4
2,293.0
July 1, 1988
25.3
460.2
231.2
350.1
76.8
227.2
341.1
599.2
2,311.1
January 1, 1988
26.5
462.4
238.9
345.6
80.6
141.3
278.1
653.8
2,227.2
July 1, 1987
25.6
464.6
229.6
345.0
69.4
208.6
328.8
594.6
2,266.2
January 1, 1987
26.8
469.3
235.2
344.9
83.2
201.8
362.8
630.3
2,354.3
July 1, 1986
26.0
470.0
253.0
344.0
78.0
246.0
395.0
570.0
2,382.0

 

Note: Figures have been intercensally revised.

Reference: Statistics Canada, Catalogue 23-012


Author :  
Joseline Nicholas - Economist/OMAFRA
Last Reviewed :  
08 August 2017
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