Agriculture & Utilities

The Agricultural Service Board believes in the strengthening of our agricultural community by promoting, maintaining, and improving the agricultural industry.

Our mission is to promote and apply effective pest management strategies that are sustainable.  Provide extension programs and materials that can improve the sustainability of the family farm both economically and environmentally.  Administer the ASB Act and all other agricultural legislation as required.

The Agricultural Fieldman is the Administrative Officer of the ASB responsible to the Agricultural Service Board, who is made up of County Council.

The County comprises a total area of 772,990 ac with 487,000 ac of farmland. Cattle are present on 70% of farms.

 

 

2011

2006

2001

Farms  Reporting

420

434

494

Average Farm Size

1,840

1,783

1,601

Average Per Reporting Farm

   

 

Net Farm Income

30,333

31,771

29,647

Farm Capital

1,788,337

1,392,543

1,027,638

Farm Operating Expenses

182,994

174,675

152,654

Gross Farm Receipts

213,327

206,446

178,142

Area In Crops

 

 

 

Seeded Area of Wheat

97,291

98,950

95,210

Seeded Area of Canola

76,064

47,743

41,739

Number of Beef Cows

102

96

97

Number of Pigs

2,871

2,240

667

Land Tenure (Acres)

 

 

 

Total Area Owned

604,432

565,767

577,563

Total Area Rented/Leased/Crop Shared

205,362

208,030

213,091

Rented/Leased from Government

30,803

35,177

39,765

Rented/Leased from Others

164,016

162,311

148,723

Crop Shared from Others

10,543

10,542

24,603

Total Area of Farms

772,990

773,797

790,654

Source:  Statistics Canada