Red Meat Slaughter in Provincially Inspected Plants, Ontario,
2004-2009 ( # of head )

 

Livestock
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Steers
63,028
60,626
49,875
53,255
56,407
45,524
Heifers
34,267
37,721
33,569
31,663
32,312
30,950
Cows
26,025
31,753
25,991
21,642
15,245
13,085
Bulls
10,895
10,262
8,842
8,804
8,973
17,353
Calves
55,591
50,950
42,865
37,440
30,921
25,839
Subtotal (cattle)
189,806
191,312
161,142
152,804
143,858
132,751
Market Hogs
299,497
272,729
259,298
240,007
244,044
229,125
BBQ Hogs
152,010
157,071
165,668
164,903
152,395
158,277
Sows
6,659
7,172
7,980
4,392
4,444
2,202
Stags
122
83
165
-
-
-
Boars
10,540
18,631
23,348
11,831
4,383
2,327
Ridglings
1,492
1,753
1,671
1,343
650
514
Subtotal (hogs)
470,320
457,439
458,130
422,476
405,916
392,445
Sheep
56,190
61,522
49,568
43,068
40,849
40,983
Lambs
238,215
242,049
228,867
209,856
206,252
204,109
Goats
35,409
33,931
31,326
29,461
28,166
30,365
Buffalo
285
443
459
469
454
419
Fallow Deer
330
275
302
229
158
152
Red Deer
702
939
676
640
472
430
Elk
694
726
1,210
631
497
406
Cervids
9
23
81
-
-
-
Wild Boars
401
275
206
226
263
275
Ratites
1,014
692
320
251
290
276
Other Red Meat (llamas, yaks, exotics)
40
34
75
199
186
273
Subtotal (other livestock)
333,289
340,909
313,090
285,030
277,587
277,688
Grand Total
993,415
989,660
932,362
860,310
827,361
802,884

Note: The figures shown above do not include animals slaughtered in federally registered establishments in Ontario.
Federally inspected slaughter figures are found by using the following links:
Red Meat Market
Poultry Market

 

References: Food Inspection Branch, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Author:

Bill McGee - Coordinator, Statistics Section/OMAFRA

Last Reviewed: 21 January 2010