Dairy Farming in Canada

With 11,000 dairy farms in Canada, and an average milking herd size of 80 cows, Canada is a world leader in quality standards for dairy production. Canadian dairy farmers work 365 days a year to provide you, the consumer, with a high quality and nutritious product from happy, healthy cows. Canadian dairy farms are innovative and farmers strive for production that is environmentally conscious.

There are nearly 116,000 on farm jobs created for Canadians through the dairy sector. With $8.7 billion contributed to Canada’s GDP, dairy is a major element of Canada’s economy. Add in processing, and those numbers increase to 220,000 jobs and $19.9 billion contributed to Canada’s GDP!