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Year  Cattle
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Chickens
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Dairy Cows
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Horses and Ponies
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Pigs
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Sheep
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1901322,960  239,693  46,101  92,661  46,069  87,104   
1902                   
1903                   
1904                   
1905                   
1906                   
1907                   
1908                   
1909                   
1910                   
1911739,725  2,347,433  147,649  407,153  237,511  133,592   
1912                   
1913                   
1914                   
1915                   
1916                   
1917                   
1918                   
1919                   
1920                   
19211,383,552  4,921,870     806,244         
1922                   
1923                   
1924                   
1925                   
19261,169,012  5,489,030  405,718  784,302  701,277  504,849   
1927                   
1928                   
1929                   
1930                   
19311,124,615  7,529,924     731,739         
1932                   
1933                   
1934                   
1935                   
1936   6,900,141  442,458  676,994  877,773  765,891   
1937                   
1938                   
1939                   
1940                   
19411,342,130  7,953,306  467,057  649,216  1,705,528  674,918   
1942                   
1943                   
1944                   
1945                   
1946                   
1947                   
1948                   
1949                   
1950                   
19511,563,019  8,347,509  359,030  261,133  930,714  330,503   
1952                   
1953                   
19542,094,000              387,000   
19552,250,000              409,000   
19562,449,000  9,443,521     154,672     404,800   
19572,621,000              426,000   
19582,557,000              435,000   
19592,623,000              465,000   
19602,697,000              495,000   
19612,879,000  9,204,677  287,932  113,222  1,469,969  496,900   
19622,899,000           1,190,000  469,000   
19633,035,000     347,000     1,113,000  431,000   
19643,320,000     340,000     1,302,000  400,000   
19653,473,000     324,000     1,169,000  355,000   
19663,440,000  8,440,447  294,000  93,729  1,092,000  301,400   
19673,393,000     272,000     1,262,000  260,000   
19683,341,000     252,000     1,266,000  210,000   
19693,286,000     232,000     1,187,000  180,000   
19703,493,000     233,000     1,532,000  199,000   
19713,702,000  7,923,093  224,000  88,809  1,739,000  244,900   
19723,924,000     210,000     1,510,000  259,000   
19734,201,000     205,000     1,540,000  255,000   
19744,595,000     200,000     1,375,000  250,000   
19754,689,000     193,000     920,000  226,000   
19764,675,000  7,980,682  214,000     879,900  183,000   
19774,350,000     210,000     944,300  146,500   
19784,135,000     209,000     960,000  142,500   
19794,080,000     215,000     1,130,000  153,500   
19804,155,000     224,000     1,251,000  178,000   
19814,153,000  9,190,525  220,500  118,708  1,185,000  198,000   
19824,080,000     209,000     1,180,000  203,000   
19833,965,000     194,000     1,255,000  202,000   
19843,975,000     190,000     1,470,000  188,000   
19853,840,000     181,000     1,475,000  175,000   
19863,746,000  8,852,415  175,000  135,025  1,508,000  183,600   
19873,924,000     173,000     1,670,000  203,000   
19884,149,000     167,000     1,807,000  231,000   
19894,375,000     163,000     1,809,000  251,000   
19904,490,000     158,000     1,689,000  275,000   
19914,671,000  8,702,434  152,000  109,237  1,760,000  299,000   
19924,811,000     152,000     1,913,000  311,000   
19934,941,000     140,000     1,848,600  287,000   
19945,316,000     143,000     1,778,600  250,000   
19955,608,000     144,000     2,031,100  264,000   
19965,736,000  9,485,635  147,000  149,960  1,875,900  244,500   
19975,848,000     140,000     1,822,000  225,700   
19986,045,000     131,000     1,880,900  225,000   
19996,056,000     125,000     1,848,200  240,000   
20006,279,000     127,000     1,918,200  270,000   
20016,500,000  12,175,246  130,000  159,962  2,029,400  287,000   
20026,387,000     128,000     2,140,900  288,000   
20036,100,000     123,000     2,030,000  255,000   
20046,400,000     121,000     2,030,000  248,000   
20056,700,000     123,000     2,000,000  239,000   
20066,300,000  11,757,860  120,000  155,533  2,056,000  228,000   
20076,350,000     118,900     1,970,000  209,000   
20085,970,000     119,900     1,670,000  193,000   
20095,725,000     120,200     1,540,000  189,000   
20105,425,000     120,900     1,420,000  195,000   
20115,415,000  11,956,949  121,900  139,410  1,400,000  203,000   
20125,460,000     121,100     1,395,000  201,000   
20135,535,000     120,300     1,440,000  204,000   
20145,470,000     118,700     1,475,000  201,000   
 

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.