Cattle numbers remain low in Western Canada

According to Statistics Canada’s latest livestock report, cattle numbers on Canadian farms are still at low levels following last year’s Prairie drought. 

As of July 1, 2022, Canadian farmers held 12.3 million cattle and calves on their farms, down 2.8% from last year. Those were the lowest levels recorded since July 1, 1988. As of July 1, eastern Canadian cattle inventories were down 1.4% to 2.8 million head, while western Canadian cattle inventories were down 3.2% to 9.5 million head. 

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