OTTAWA – Some numbers about the Canadian and U.S. dairy industries:
– Canada has about 12,000 dairy farms with about 950,000 cows.
– About 80 per cent of Canadian production is in Ontario and Quebec.
– The U.S. has over 49,000 dairy farms with about 9.3 million animals.
– California, Wisconsin and New York are the top three U.S. dairy states.
– Canadian dairy farms had net farm receipts of about $6 billion in 2015.
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– U.S. dairy farms had net receipts of about $34.2 billion in 2016.
– The Canadian government says the U.S. has a 5-1 edge in its favour when it comes to the dairy trade between the two countries.
– U.S. dairy exports to Canada in 2016: US$631.6 million.
– Canadian dairy exports to the U.S. in 2016: $112.6 million.