Statistics

Applications: Completed applications by permit type

Applications Permit Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Approvals 40 38 75 69 75
Registrations 5 10 16 20 16
Authorizations 42 45 54 61 58

Applications: Completed applications for an increase in livestock numbers

Livestock Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Cattle Feedlot 7 8 10 22 22
Dairy 10 10 14 26 31
Poultry 13 21 33 33 39
Swine 4 0 5 6 1
Other** 2 3 3 2 3

* Multi-species is an application for more than one type of livestock species
** Bison and horses

Applications: Completed applications in 2018 by region

Applications Permit Type Peace North Central Central Southern
Approvals 3 7 29 36
Registrations 0 3 11 2
Authorizations 2 11 28 17

Applications: Incomplete applications by permit type

Applications Permit Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Approvals 41 41 70 75 76
Registrations 5 11 20 19 22
Authorizations 39 48 53 61 63

Applications: Incomplete applications for an increase in livestock numbers

Livestock Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Cattle Feedlot 9 6 12 23 26
Dairy 10 17 18 30 26
Poultry 20 20 33 37 31
Swine 5 2 5 4 2
Other** 3 2 3 3 3

* Multi-species is an application for more than one type of livestock species
** Bison and horses

Applications: Incomplete applications received in 2018 by region

Applications Permit Type Peace North Central Central Southern
Approvals 2 6 31 37
Registrations 0 3 17 2
Authorizations 1 13 31 18

Applications: Number of applications withdrawn by type of permit

Applications Permit Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Approvals 17 14 8 19 26
Registrations 6 8 6 8 4
Authorizations 6 6 10 11 8

Decisions: Number of decisions issued, all categories

Decisions Permit Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Approvals 41 33 68 65 84
Registrations 4 8 17 19 18
Authorizations 42 45 50 59 58
Approval Officer Amendments* 0 8 1 13 9
Denied 2 0 2 5 1

* Issued under section 23(1) of the Agricultural Operation Practices Act. Used to correct administrative errors, consolidate permits, or to add, amend, or delete conditions

Decisions: Permits issued for an increase in livestock numbers

Livestock Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Cattle Feedlot 7 4 6 21 25
Dairy 11 11 15 24 34
Poultry 14 18 38 26 43
Swine 4 1 5 4 3
Other** 2 3 3 2 4

* Multi-species is an application for more than one type of livestock species
** Bison and horses

Decisions: Permits issued in 2018 by region

Decisions Permit Type Peace North Central Central Southern
Approvals 3 8 32 42
Registrations 0 3 14 1
Authorizations 2 13 31 13
Approval Officer Amendments* 1 0 2 6

* Issued under section 23(1) of the Agricultural Operation Practices Act. Used to correct administrative errors, consolidate permits, or to add, amend, or delete conditions

Compliance and Enforcement: Number of complaints by category

Complaint Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Groundwater 7 1 2 1 5
Nuisance 9 39 6 9 32
Odour 81 56 44 23 52
Other* 9 21 21 19 21
Surface Water 62 32 46 30 52
Non-compliance 94 111 109 93 168

* Includes complaints that do not fall under the Agricultural Operation Practices Act (e.g., disposal of dead livestock, animal welfare, livestock on acreages, etc.)
** Includes complaints only. Does not include operator requests for permission to spread on frozen and snow covered land

Compliance and Enforcement: Number of complaints by type of confined feeding operation

Complaints Livestock Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Cattle Feedlot 91 85 71 102 147
Cow/calf 32 30 27 27 25
Dairy 42 4 58 45 93
Poultry 8 7 6 9 29
Swine 80 72 56 68 44
Sheep 1 0 3 1 2
Horses 8 8 7 3 5
Bison 3 1 1 1 1
Multi-species* 19 23 20 30 39
Other** 14 10 17 19 20

* A confined feeding operation with more than one type of livestock
** Game farms, stables, auction markets and other facilities that do not fall under the Agricultural Operation Practices Act

Compliance and Enforcement: Number of complaints by region

Region 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Peace 13 9 12 7 10
North Central 35 33 39 41 55
Central 120 107 135 135 158
Southern 130 131 80 122 182

Compliance and Enforcement: Orders, Directives and Warnings

Compliance Order Action 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Enforcement Order 2 0 4 1 3
Emergency Order 1 0 1 0 0
Compliance Directive 4 11 7 9 8

Compliance and Enforcement: Other compliance related reports and requests

Operator Report Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Operator requests for permission to spread on FSCL** 36 29 38 45 75
Information requests*** 12 8 19 20 39

* Operators may self-report an issue at their confined feeding operation
** Frozen or snow covered land
*** Public and operator requests for information. Does not include complaints

Appeals: Board Decisions under the Agricultural Operation Practices Act

Board Review Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Board decisions under Agricultural Operation Practices Act 4 3 4 11 13