Across Canada there are 12.2 million cattle and calves on 82,665 farms and ranches. Beef cattle production is found in all provinces with the largest production in Alberta.
Canola is the number one source of farm cash receipts in Canada totaling $8 billion in 2015. The canola sector contributes $19.3 billion annually to Canada’s economy and creates over 249,000 jobs.
Food and Beverage Products
The industry employs more than 300,000 individuals across Canada and contributes more than $28.9 billion to Canada's GDP.
The Canadian pork industry is made up of 7,020 hog farms with farm cash receipts of $5 billion. While production takes place in every province, over 75% of Canada’s pig farming takes place in the three provinces of Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba.
Canada is a world leader in the production and export of pulse crops – peas, lentils, beans and chickpeas. In 2014 Farm Cash Receipts from pulse crops totaled 2.2 billion.
The Canadian sugar industry was established principally to serve the growing food processing industry in Canada as an alternative to importing more expensive refined sugar.
In 2014, Canada produced more than 29 million tonnes of wheat, almost 5 million of which was durum. Total wheat exports in 2014 were 24 million tonnes of valued at $7.9 billion.