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References and Related Online Materials

Cattle:

1963-2008: Government of Alberta Agriculture and Agri-Food.(2009). Cattle and Calves on Alberta Farms, July 1, 1963-2008 (Table 49). Livestock. Last updated November 9, 2009. http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/sdd12890 (accessed May 14, 2010).

1954-1962: Previous versions of the above table in The Government of Alberta's Agriculture and Agri-Food's annual publication Agriculture Statistics Yearbook.

1901-1951: Census of Canada, 1901, 1911, 1921, 1931, 1941, 1951.

Chickens:

1976-2006: Statistics Canada. (2007).  Poultry, Canada and provinces, census years 1976 to 2006 (Table 2.16). Selected Historical Data from the Census of Agriculture (Catalogue no. 95-632-XWE). Last updated January 30, 2009. http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/95-632-x/2007000/t/4129745-eng.htm#48 (accessed July 23, 2010).

1901-1971: Census of Canada, 1901, 1911, 1921, 1931, 1941, 1951, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971.

Dairy Cows:

2009: Statistics Canada. Catalogue no: 23-012-XWE

From 1963-2008: Government of Alberta Agriculture and Agri-Food.(2009). Cattle and Calves on Alberta Farms, July 1, 1963-2008 (Table 49). Livestock. Last updated November 9, 2009. http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/sdd12890 (accessed May 14, 2010).

Before 1963: Census of Canada, 1901, 1911, 1921, 1931, 1941, 1951, 1956, 1961.   

NOTE: "Dairy cows" includes both dairy cows and dairy heifers.

Horses and Ponies:

1981-2006: Statistics Canada. (2007).  Other selected livestock, Canada and provinces, census years 1976 to 2006 (Table 2.15). Selected Historical Data from the Census of Agriculture (Catalogue no. 95-632-XWE). http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/95-632-x/2007000/t/4185574-eng.htm#48 (accessed June 16, 2010).

1901-1976: Census of Canada, 1901, 1911, 1921, 1931, 1941, 1951, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971

Pigs:

1965-2008: Government of Alberta Agriculture and Agri-Food.(2009). Pigs on Alberta Farms, July 1, 1965-2008 (Table 50). Livestock. Last updated November 9, 2009. http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/sdd12890 (accessed May 14, 2010).

1961-1964: Previous versions of the above table in The Government of Alberta's Agriculture and Agri-Food's annual publication Agriculture Statistics Yearbook.

1901-1951: Census of Canada, 1901, 1911, 1921, 1931, 1941, 1951.

Sheep:

1964-2008: Government of Alberta Agriculture and Agri-Food.(2009). Sheep and Lambs on Alberta Farms, July 1, 1965-2008 (Table 51). Livestock. Last updated November 9, 2009. http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/sdd12890 (accessed May 14, 2010).

 1954-1964: Previous versions of the above table in The Government of Alberta's Agriculture and Agri-Food's annual publication Agriculture Statistics Yearbook.

1901-1951: Census of Canada, 1901, 1911, 1921, 1931, 1941, 1951.