Biannual Livestock Survey - January - 2018

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Introduction

Purpose

The purpose of this survey is to collect up-to-date information on the number of livestock on agricultural operations in Canada. The data are used by agricultural industry analysts and producers to make production and marketing decisions, and by government analysts to monitor the livestock industry and develop agricultural policies in Canada.

Additional information

The purpose of this survey is to collect up-to-date information on the number of livestock on your agricultural operation. The data are used by agricultural industry analysts and producers to make production and marketing decisions, and by government analysts to monitor the livestock industry and develop agricultural policies in Canada.

Your information may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes.

Your participation in this survey is required under the authority of the Statistics Act.

Authority

Data are collected under the authority of the Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, Chapter S-19.

Confidentiality

By law, Statistics Canada is prohibited from releasing any information it collects that could identify any person, business, or organization, unless consent has been given by the respondent, or as permitted by the Statistics Act. Statistics Canada will use the information from this survey for statistical purposes only.

Data-sharing agreements

To reduce respondent burden, Statistics Canada has entered into data-sharing agreements with provincial and territorial statistical agencies and other government organizations, which have agreed to keep the data confidential and use them only for statistical purposes. Statistics Canada will only share data from this survey with those organizations that have demonstrated a requirement to use the data.

Section 11 of the Statistics Act provides for the sharing of information with provincial and territorial statistical agencies that meet certain conditions. These agencies must have the legislative authority to collect the same information, on a mandatory basis, and the legislation must provide substantially the same provisions for confidentiality and penalties for disclosure of confidential information as the Statistics Act. Because these agencies have the legal authority to compel businesses to provide the same information, consent is not requested and businesses may not object to the sharing of the data.

For this survey, there are Section 11 agreements with the provincial statistical agencies of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. The shared data will be limited to information pertaining to business establishments located within the jurisdiction of the respective province.

Section 12 of the Statistics Act provides for the sharing of information with federal, provincial or territorial government organizations. Under Section 12, you may refuse to share your information with any of these organizations by writing a letter of objection to the Chief Statistician, specifying the organizations with which you do not want Statistics Canada to share your data and mailing it to the following address:

Chief Statistician of Canada
Statistics Canada
Attention of Director, Enterprise Statistics Division
150 Tunney's Pasture Driveway
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0T6

You may also contact us by email at statcan.esd-helpdesk-dse-bureaudedepannage.statcan@canada.ca or by fax at 613-951-6583.

For this survey, there are Section 12 agreements with the Prince Edward Island statistical agency as well as with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

For agreements with provincial and territorial government organizations, the shared data will be limited to information pertaining to business establishments located within the jurisdiction of the respective province or territory.

Record linkage

To enhance the data from this survey and to reduce respondent burden, Statistics Canada may combine it with information from other surveys or from administrative sources.

Business or organization and contact information

BR Q1-Q3

Business or organization and contact information - Question identifier:1

Please verify or provide the business or organization's legal and operating name and correct where needed. Note: Legal name modifications should only be done to correct a spelling error or typo.

Legal name

Operating name (if applicable)

Business or organization and contact information - Question identifier:2

Please verify or provide the contact information of the designated business or organization contact person for this questionnaire and correct where needed. Note: The designated contact person is the person who should receive this questionnaire. The designated contact person may not always be the one who actually completes the questionnaire.

First name

Last name

Title

Preferred language of communication

Mailing address (number and street)

City

Province, territory or state

Postal code or ZIP code Example: A9A 9A9 or 12345-1234

Country

Email address Example: user@example.gov.ca

Telephone number (including area code) Example: 123-123-1234

Extension number (if applicable)

Fax number (including area code) Example: 123-123-1234

Business or organization and contact information - Question identifier:3

Please verify or provide the current operational status of the business or organization identified by the legal and operating name above.

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  • 1: Operational
  • 2: Not currently operational e.g., temporarily or permanently closed, change of ownership

Why is this business or organization not currently operational?

  • 1: Seasonal operations
  • 2: Ceased operations
  • 3: Sold operations
  • 4: Amalgamated with (an) other business(es) or organization(s)
  • 5: Temporarily inactive but will re-open
  • 6: No longer operating due to other reason(s)

Business or organization and contact information - Question identifier:3a

Seasonal operations

When did this business or organization close for the season?

When does this business or organization expect to resume operations?
Date:
Example: YYYY-MM-DD

Business or organization and contact information - Question identifier:3b

Ceased operations

When did this business or organization cease operations?
Date:
Example: YYYY-MM-DD

Why did this business or organization cease operations?

  • 1: Bankruptcy
  • 2: Liquidation
  • 3: Dissolution
  • 4: Other reasons - specify:

Why did this business or organization cease operations? Other reasons - specify

Business or organization and contact information - Question identifier:3c

Sold operations

When was this business or organization sold?
Date:
Example: YYYY-MM-DD

What is the legal name of the buyer?

Business or organization and contact information - Question identifier:3d

Amalgamated with (an) other business(es) or organization(s)

When did this business or organization amalgamate?

What is the legal name of the resulting or continuing business or organization?

What is (are) the legal name(s) of the other amalgamated business(es) or organization(s)?

Business or organization and contact information - Question identifier:3e

Temporarily inactive but will re-open

When did this business or organization become temporarily inactive?

When does this business or organization expect to resume operations?

Why is this business or organization temporarily inactive?

Business or organization and contact information - Question identifier:3f

No longer operating due to other reason(s)

When did this business or organization cease operations?
Date:
Example: YYYY-MM-DD

Why did this business or organization cease operations?

Main activity

Main activity - Question identifier:4

Please verify or provide the current main activity of the business or organization identified by the legal and operating name above. Note: The described activity was assigned using the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).

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  • 1: This is the current main activity.
  • 2: This is not the current main activity.

This is not the current main activity - Please provide a brief but precise description of this business or organization's main activity. e.g., breakfast cereal manufacturing, shoe store, software development

Main activity - Question identifier:5

You indicated that is not the current main activity. Was this business or organization's main activity ever classified as: ?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Main activity - Question identifier:5a

When did the main activity change?

Main activity - Question identifier:6

Please search and select the industry classification code that best corresponds to this business or organization's main activity. How to search:
- if desired, you can filter the search results by first selecting this business or organization's activity sector
- enter keywords or a brief description that best describes this business or organization main activity
- press the Search button to search the database for an activity that best matches the keywords or description you provided
- then select an activity from the list.

Select this business or organization's activity sector (optional)

Enter keywords or a brief description, then press the Search button

Please select an activity (industry code)

Please select an activity (industry description)

Industry Characteristics

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:1

On YYYY MM DD do you expect to have any cattle or calves on this operation? Report all cattle and calves regardless of ownership. Include: - those that are boarded, custom-fed or fed under contract - those that are pastured on a community pasture, grazing co-op or Crown land. Exclude all cattle and calves kept on a farm, ranch, or feedlot operated by someone else.

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:2

How many of the following do you expect to have on this operation on YYYY MM DD? Include all cattle and calves on this operation, regardless of ownership. Exclude all cattle and calves kept on a farm, ranch, or feedlot operated by someone else.

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:a

Bulls, one year and over

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:b

Dairy cows

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:c

Beef cows

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:d

Calves, under one year

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:e

Heifers, one year and over for dairy replacement heifers

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:f

Heifers, one year and over for beef replacement heifers

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:g

Heifers, one year and over for slaughter or feeder heifers

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:h

Steers, one year and over

Total inventory of cattle and calves

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:3

How many calves were born alive on this operation in the last six months, between MM DD and MM DD, YYYY?

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:4

How many cows and heifers do you expect to calve on this operation in the next six months, between MM DD and MM DD, YYYY?

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:5

On YYYY MM DD do you expect to have any pigs on this operation? Report all pigs regardless of ownership. Include: - those that are boarded, custom-fed or fed under contract - those that are pastured on a community pasture, grazing co-op or Crown land. Exclude all pigs kept on a farm, ranch, or feedlot operated by someone else.

.

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

No - Were there any pigs on this operation during the last six months, between MM DD and MM DD, YYYY?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:6

How many of the following do you expect to have on this operation on YYYY MM DD? Include all pigs on this operation, regardless of ownership. Exclude all pigs kept on a farm, ranch, or feedlot operated by someone else.

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:a

Breeding stock, six months and over Sows and gilts kept for breeding

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:b

Breeding stock, six months and over Boars kept for breeding

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:c

All other pigs Suckling pigs, less than 15 lb (7 kg)

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:d

All other pigs Weanling, nursery, or starter pigs, 15 to 49 lb (7 to 22 kg)

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:e

All other pigs Market pigs, 50 lb and over (23 kg and over)

Total inventory of pigs

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:7

How many of the [###] market pigs are in each of the following categories?

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:a

Over 179 lb (81 kg)

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:b

Between 120 to 179 lb (54 to 81 kg)

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:c

Between 50 and 120 lb (23 to 54 kg) Exclude weanling, nursery, or starter pigs.

Total market pigs

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:8

Please provide the total number of farrowings, the average number of piglets per litter and the total piglets born in the last six months between MM DD and MM DD, YYYY? Include pigs born alive and stillborn.

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:a

Total number of farrowings in last six months

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:b

Average number of piglets born per litter

Total piglets born in last six months Total number of farrowings X average number of piglets per litter.

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:9

Compared with the last six months, do you expect the number of farrowings to increase, decrease, or stay the same in the next six months, between MM DD and MM DD, YYYY?

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  • 1: Increase
  • 2: Decrease
  • 3: Stay the same

Increase - What is the expected percentage increase?

Decrease - What is the expected percentage decrease?

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:10

Of the [###] piglets born during the last six months, between MM DD and MM DD YYYY, what percentage were stillborn, died or were destroyed before weaning?

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:11

How many pigs will this operation have shipped to a slaughter facility in the last six months, between MM DD and MM DD YYYY? Enter "0" if none

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:12

Of the [###] pigs shipped to slaughter, what percentage were shipped to a facility in

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:a

The same province

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:b

Another province

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:c

The United States

Total pigs shipped to slaughter

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:13

How many weanling, nursery, or starter pigs, 15 to 49 lb (7 to 22 kg) will this operation have shipped in the last six months, between MM DD and MM DD YYYY, to another operation for feeding purposes? Enter "0" if none.

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:14

Of the [###] weanling, nursery or starter pigs shipped for feeding purposes, what percentage were shipped to another operation in

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:a

The same province

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:b

Another province

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:c

The United States

Total weanling, nursery or starter pigs shipped for feeding

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:15

On YYYY MM DD do you expect to have any sheep or lambs on this operation? Report all sheep or lambs regardless of ownership. Include: - those that are boarded, custom-fed or fed under contract - those that are pastured on a community pasture, grazing co-op or Crown land. Exclude all sheep and lambs kept on a farm, ranch, or feedlot operated by someone else.

.

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

No - Were there any sheep or lambs kept on this operation in the last six months, between MM DD and MM DD YYYY?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:16

How many of the following do you expect to have on this operation on YYYY MM DD? Include all sheep or lambs on this operation, regardless of ownership. Exclude all sheep and lambs kept on a farm, ranch, or feedlot operated by someone else.

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:a

Rams, one year and over

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:b

Ewes

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:c

Replacement lambs

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:d

Market lambs

Total inventory of sheep and lambs

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:17

How many lambs were born on this operation in the last six months, between MM DD and MM DD YYYY? Include lambs born alive and stillborn.

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:18

How many sheep and lambs died on this operation, including those killed by disease or predators, in the last six months, between MM DD and MM DD YYYY? Exclude those slaughtered for meat.

Industry Characteristics - Question identifier:19

How many lambs do you expect to be born on this operation in the next six months, between MM DD and MM DD YYYY?

Changes and events that affected the business or organization

Indicate any changes or events that affected the reported values for this business or organization, compared with the last reporting period. Select all that apply.

  • 1: Strike or lock-out
  • 2: Exchange rate impact
  • 3: Price changes in goods or services sold
  • 4: Contracting out
  • 5: Organisational change
  • 6: Price changes in labour or raw materials
  • 7: Natural disaster
  • 8: Recession
  • 9: Change in product line
  • 10: Sold business units
  • 11: Expansion
  • 12: New/lost contract
  • 13: Plant Closures
  • 14: Acquisition of business units
  • 15: Other changes or events - specify:
  • 16: Other changes or events - specify: (description)
  • 17: No changes or events

Contact person

Contact person - Question identifier:1

Who is the best person to contact about this questionnaire?

First name:

Last name:

Title:

Email address:

Telephone number (including area code):

Extension number (if applicable):

Fax number (including area code):

Feedback

Feedback - Question identifier:1

How long did it take to complete this questionnaire? Include time spent gathering the necessary information.

Hours

Minutes

Feedback - Question identifier:2

We invite your comments about this questionnaire.

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