Number of Sheep and Lambs on Farms, July 1986 to July 2017 ('000 head)


Date Rams Ewes Total Sheep Replacement Lambs Market Lambs Total Lambs Total Sheep & Lambs
July 1, 2017
7.5
166.3
173.8
25.6
113.3
138.9
312.7
January 1, 2017
7.6
168.4
176.0
23.4
45.9
69.3
245.3
July 1, 2016
7.4
169.9
177.3
27.8
116.7
144.5
321.8
January 1, 2016
7.5
174.5
182.0
22.3
46.3
68.6
250.6
July 1, 2015
7.6
174.1
181.7
31.2
116.2
147.4
329.1
January 1, 2015
7.8
176.6
184.4
23.1
43.6
66.7
251.1
July 1, 2014
8.1
180.1
188.2
33.0
114.3
147.3
335.5
January 1, 2014
8.0
181.3
189.3
25.8
43.9
69.7
259.0
July 1, 2013
8.4
182.0
190.4
35.2
125.2
160.4
350.8
January 1, 2013
8.6
185.1
193.7
28.1
47.2
75.3
269.0
July 1, 2012
8.6
185.1
193.7
36.7
128.6
165.3
359.0
January 1, 2012
8.5
185.3
193.8
27.0
46.2
73.2
267.0
July 1, 2011
8.5
186.1
194.6
37.6
127.8
165.4
360.0
January 1, 2011
8.2
184.3
192.5
25.9
44.6
70.5
263.0
July 1, 2010
8.1
181.7
189.8
35.0
118.2
153.2
343.0
January 1, 2010
7.8
170.9
178.7
23.0
40.3
63.3
242.0
July 1, 2009
7.7
176.3
184.0
29.7
121.3
151.0
335.0
January 1, 2009
7.5
164.4
171.9
21.1
39.0
60.1
232.0
July 1, 2008
7.8
164.9
172.7
29.4
106.9
136.3
309.0
January 1, 2008
7.6
167.3
174.9
24.1
41.0
65.1
240.0
July 1, 2007
8.0
164.6
172.6
28.3
111.1
139.4
312.0
January 1, 2007
7.0
159.5
166.5
23.3
45.2
68.5
235.0
July 1, 2006
7.2
158.6
165.8
26.8
118.4
145.2
311.0
January 1, 2006
7.0
158.9
165.9
21.5
37.6
59.1
225.0
July 1, 2005
7.7
166.0
173.7
26.1
110.2
136.3
310.0
January 1, 2005
7.2
177.8
185.0
24.0
56.0
80.0
265.0
July 1, 2004
8.5
179.3
187.8
32.2
120.0
152.2
340.0
January 1, 2004
8.0
183.6
191.6
21.9
56.5
78.4
270.0
July 1, 2003
8.5
185.7
194.2
37.0
121.8
158.8
353.0
January 1, 2003
8.8
180.0
188.8
28.3
62.9
91.2
280.0
July 1, 2002
8.6
174.6
183.2
36.1
115.7
151.8
335.0
January 1, 2002
8.0
170.0
178.0
29.9
58.1
88.0
266.0
July 1, 2001
8.7
180.0
188.7
44.6
106.7
151.3
340.0
January 1, 2001
9.2
160.4
169.6
30.2
68.2
98.4
268.0
July 1, 2000
9.7
170.0
179.7
36.6
95.7
132.3
312.0
January 1, 2000
9.5
145.2
154.7
26.7
27.6
54.3
209.0
July 1, 1999
9.1
152.3
161.4
36.9
76.7
113.6
275.0
January 1, 1999
8.4
134.3
142.7
22.1
25.2
47.3
190.0
July 1, 1998
8.1
140.7
148.8
33.8
66.4
100.2
249.0
January 1, 1998
7.5
126.5
134.0
22.8
18.2
41.0
175.0
July 1, 1997
6.8
122.0
128.8
25.5
72.1
97.6
226.4
January 1, 1997
6.3
131.4
137.7
22.2
20.0
42.2
179.9
July 1, 1996
6.8
124.2
131.0
25.6
63.3
88.9
219.9
January 1, 1996
6.0
137.0
143.0
20.5
11.5
32.0
175.0
July 1, 1995
6.5
124.7
131.2
29.8
66.0
95.8
227.0
January 1, 1995
6.3
109.3
115.6
21.1
22.3
43.4
159.0
July 1, 1994
6.7
116.2
122.9
23.7
78.4
102.1
225.0
January 1, 1994
7.8
135.3
143.1
20.2
21.7
41.9
185.0
July 1, 1993
7.5
134.2
141.7
27.8
72.5
100.3
242.0
January 1, 1993
6.1
124.4
130.5
17.3
24.2
41.5
172.0
July 1, 1992
6.0
123.3
129.3
21.4
77.3
98.7
228.0
January 1, 1992
6.4
117.3
123.7
15.1
26.2
41.3
165.0
July 1, 1991
6.0
134.0
140.0
27.0
83.0
110.0
250.0
January 1, 1991
5.9
125.0
130.9
23.0
21.1
44.1
175.0
July 1, 1990
5.9
134.0
139.9
24.0
81.1
105.1
245.0
January 1, 1990
5.7
120.0
125.7
22.0
17.3
39.3
165.0
July 1, 1989
5.7
135.0
140.7
23.0
77.3
100.3
241.0
January 1, 1989
5.5
116.0
121.5
24.0
24.5
48.5
170.0
July 1, 1988
5.5
125.0
130.5
26.0
81.5
107.5
238.0
January 1, 1988
5.4
107.0
112.4
22.0
25.6
47.6
160.0
July 1, 1987
5.4
115.0
120.4
24.0
70.6
94.6
215.0
January 1, 1987
5.3
105.0
110.3
22.0
14.7
36.7
147.0
July 1, 1986
5.3
113.0
118.3
23.0
64.2
87.2
205.5

Note: Figures have been intercensally revised.

Reference: Statistics Canada, Catalogue 23-011


Author :  
Joseline Nicholas - Economist/OMAFRA
Last Reviewed :  
29 August 2017
For more information:
E-mail: stats.omafra@ontario.ca