The 2017 Grey Cup of agriculture

The 2017 Grey Cup of agriculture
Nov 20, 2017

Comparing the provinces each team represents

By Diego Flammini
News Reporter

The Calgary Stampeders and the Toronto Argonauts ate the final teams remaining in the 2017 Canadian Football League playoffs.

The two squads will meet this Sunday in Ottawa, Ont. in the 105th Grey Cup to determine who is the best team in Canadian football.

While most football analysts use quarterback play, defensive stats and other personnel matchups to determine the winner, here at we use the agricultural statistics from each of the represented provinces: Alberta and Ontario.

The information used is from Statistics Canada.

** Signals advantage for each team.

CFL Team



 Calgary Stampeders

Toronto Agonauts
Number of farms40,63849,600**
Acres operated50,250,000**12,348,000
Total operators57,60570,470**
Acres of land crops25,300,000**9,000,000
Average age of principal operator55.755.3**
Average number of beef head per farm
(From Beef Farmers of Ontario)
Number of pigs as of July 11,1490,0003,443,000**
Number of dairy farms5233,613**

Based on our analysis, the Toronto Argonauts have a slight advantage over the Calgary Stampeders heading into the Grey Cup.