Thursday, February 12, 2015

Irrigation Statistics


I have a question from a grad student who’s looking into irrigation practices in SK. She asks: "what portion of livestock producers are irrigators and if possible how large their operations are and what they produce with respect to livestock variety. I am also interested in gaining insight into productivity, for example how much more cattle can be supported by irrigated farms over dry land farms?"


As a starting point you may want to have a look at this site <>.

The subject matter explained that: "the Agriculture Water Survey does not collect livestock information from operations, only what type of crop is grown. Farms that irrigate for forage crops could possibly be providing this for their own use (i.e. livestock) or other operations. Table 3-1 in the 2012 Agriculture Water Use report (see attached) gives the Total area by province of irrigation by crop type."