Farm Facts

According to the 2021 Agricultural Census Statistics Canada:

The following types and number of farm operations in Ontario consist of:

Dairy Cattle & Milk: 9,403

Beef Cattle & Feedlots: 39,633

Hog & Pig Farming: 3,016

Poultry & Egg Production: 5,296

Sheep & Goat Farming: 3,575

Other Animal Production: 15,873

Oilseed & Grain Farming: 65,135

Vegetable and Melon Farming: 5,076

Fruit and Tree Nut Farming: 7,101

Greenhouse, Nursery & Floriculture Production: 5,256

Other Crop Farming: 30,510



Agriculture Fun Facts and Trivia 

Compiled by Ruth Vogel, OFA MSR for Dundas, Grenville, Leeds and Frontenac Counties. 

  1. The Macintosh apple tree was discovered in Ontario (Dundas County) in 1811
  2. It takes 26 hours for a chicken to make an egg. 
  3. A Dairy cow can eat up to a bathtub full of water (75 litres) every day.
  4. Chocolate milk and white milk have the same nutrients.
  5. There are 150 yards (450 feet) of wool yarn in a baseball. 
  6. A hive of bees flies over 55,000 miles to bring you one pound of honey. A honey bee can fly 15 miles per hour. 
  7. Chocolate milk has the same amount of sugar as unsweetened juice. 
  8. There is no nutritional difference between brown and white eggs. 
  9. Carrots can be orange, white, yellow or purple. 
  10. Dairy cows give an average of 27 litres of milk a day.