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Background SpacerAgriculture in Haldimand County

Most of the land of Haldimand County is a heavily textured clay that requires extensive drainage. A wide variety of fruits and vegetables grow here. Livestock include beef cattle, dairy cows, poultry, pork, ostrich and emu. Traditional and specialty crops are also found here.

Farm and land use statistics include:

  • Farm number and area
  • Farms classified by total farm area
  • Land use
  • Historical classification of farms reporting gross receipts greater than $2,499 by farm type

Farm number and area

Total Area of Farms Haldimand County Ontario
Farms reporting 951 59,728
Acres (1 acre = 0.4 hectares) 222,396 13,507,357
Hectares 90,000 5,466,233

Source: Statistics Canada, OMAF2002-2003 Ontario Statistics and 2001 Ag and Agri-Food Canada Census of Agriculture

 

 

Farm classified by total farm area 

Total Farm Area (Acres) Number of Farms Cumulative Total
Total number of farms 951  
Under 10 acres 50 50
10 - 69 acres 218 268
70 - 129 acres 231 499
130 - 179 acres 93 592
180 - 239 acres 77 669
240 - 399 acres 135 804
400 - 559 acres 64 868
560 - 759 acres 36 904
760 - 1,119 acres 17 921
1,120 - 1,599 acres 17 938
1,600 - 2,239 acres 9 947
2,240 - 2,879 acres 3 950
2,880 - 3,519 acres 1 951
Source: Statistics Canada, OMAF2002-2003 Ontario Statistics and 2001 Ag and Agri-Food Canada Census of Agriculture

 

 

Land Use 

  Farms Reporting Acres Hectares
Total area of farms 951 222,396 90,000
Summer fallow land 63 1,152 466
Land crops (excluding Christmas trees) 842 179,365 72,586
Tame or seeded pasture 293 8,273 3,348
Nature land for pasture 297 7,673 3,105
All other land (including Christmas trees) 78 25,933 10,495
Source: Statistics Canada, OMAF2002-2003 Ontario Statistics and 2001 Ag and Agri-Food Canada Census of Agriculture 

 

 

Historical classification of farms reporting gross receipts
greater than $2,499 by farm type
 

Type of Farm Number
Total number of farms reporting 891
Dairy farms reporting 114
Cattle (beef) 161
Hog 34
Poultry and egg 60
Wheat 14
Grain and oilseed (except wheat) 249
Field crop (except grain and oil seed) 51
Fruit 13
Miscellaneous (specialty) 131
Live stock combination 23
Vegetable 9
Other/combination 32
Source: Statistics Canada, OMAF2002-2003 Ontario Statistics and 2001 Ag and Agri-Food Canada Census of Agriculture
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