Livestock
  # of Farms (Traditional)
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Year  Cattle
#
Chickens
#
Horses
#
Pigs
#
Sheep
#
 
 
1921      72,992  41,029  4,110   
1922                
1923                
1924                
1925                
1926                
1927                
1928                
1929                
1930                
1931      79,284  54,512  6,784   
1932                
1933                
1934                
1935                
1936                
1937                
1938                
1939                
1940                
194179,918     81,363  69,554  8,742   
1942                
1943                
1944                
1945                
1946                
1947                
1948                
1949                
1950                
195166,971  60,215  60,766  49,660  5,327   
1952                
1953                
1954                
1955                
195663,432  55,086  42,531  45,643  5,785   
1957                
1958                
1959                
1960                
196158,129  46,072  29,636  41,017  5,274   
1962                
1963                
1964                
1965                
196652,994  34,247  24,764  28,544  3,203   
1967                
1968                
1969                
1970                
197144,575  26,005  22,292  26,204  2,511   
1972                
1973                
1974                
1975                
197644,569  22,299     12,513  2,408   
1977                
1978                
1979                
1980                
198137,134  18,166  19,291  9,994  2,332   
1982                
1983                
1984                
1985                
198633,498  12,169  20,921  6,538  2,148   
1987                
1988                
1989                
1990                
199134,912  8,867  17,782  6,148  3,155   
1992                
1993                
1994                
1995                
199636,560  5,610  17,951  4,173  2,814   
1997                
1998                
1999                
2000                
200131,774  5,055  17,807  2,677  2,987   
2002                
2003                
2004                
2005                
200628,751  3,935  17,219  1,576  2,181   
2007                
2008                
2009                
2010                
201137,406  4,484  13,655  3,470  2,903   
 

References and Related Online Materials

Cattle:

This figure represents the number of farms reporting at least one animal during each Canadian Census of Agriculture.

Most recent data (1976-2006) can be found at: Statistics Canada. (2007). Tables 2.12-2.16. Selected Historical Data from the Census of Agriculture (Catalogue no.: 95-632-XWE). Last modified January 30, 2009. http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=95-632-X&lang=eng (accessed July 5, 2010).

Previous data taken directly from Canadian Census of Agriculture documents. 

Chickens:See reference for "Cattle."
Horses:See reference for "Cattle."
Pigs:See reference for "Cattle."
Sheep:See reference for "Cattle."