Kawartha Lakes - Economic Development
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Agriculture Fast Facts

  • 4th biggest municipality/county in beef cow numbers
  • Home to a world class seed production facility
  • Two independent family owned dairy processing business
  • Regional center for farm marketing with a livestock sale barn and large commercial grain elevators
  • Regional center for farm supply with all major farm machinery dealers present, dairy supply company, etc.
  • Pursuing diverse and value added agricultural opportunities
  • Biggest community pasture in Ontario

Basic Statistics:

  • 2011 Census:
    • Total experienced labour force employed in the agricultural and related industries sector: 12,400
    • Census farms (all farms reporting): 1,366
    • Land area used for farming: 131,965 acres
    • In crops: 65,791 acres
    • Natural land for pasture: 29,205 acres
  • 2013 Farm Cash Receipts: $116.9 million
    • Cattle & Calves: $21.6 million
    • Dairy: $21.4 million
    • Soybeans: $19.0 million
    • Corn: $14.2 million
    • Floriculture, Nursery & Sod: $4.1 million
    • Wheat: $4.0 million
    • Field vegetables: $3.8 million
    • Hogs: $3.0 million 
    • Hay & Clover: $2.7 million

      Source: OMAFRA 2013 Kawartha Lakes Division at a Glance, 2011 Census
Further detailed statistics about Kawartha Lakes Agriculture can be found on the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs website: http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/stats/county/central_ontario.pdf

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