Canada's turkey industry
... at a glance
- In 2017, Canada produced turkey products worth $384 million, contributing 0.6% of cash receipts to farming operations.
- In 2017, there were 542 regulated turkey producers in Canada. In addition to the 4,678 commercial poultry and egg producers in Canada, there are a large number of businesses associated with these production activities.
- In 2017, Canada produced 170.8 million kilograms of turkey (eviscerated weight), 65.3% of which was produced in Quebec and Ontario. Per capita disappearance of turkey in 2017 was 4.2 kilograms.
- That same year, the average turkey farm produced 315,242 kilograms of turkey meat (eviscerated weight).
- In 2017, Canada exported over 7.8 million poults (young turkey) worth $32.7 million to 10 countries. The United States was the largest market (88% in head count). Other countries included Poland, China and Hungary.
- That same year, 23.2 million kilograms of turkey meat and edible bi-products (fresh, chilled, frozen), worth more than $38.5 million, was exported to 36 countries, with the largest importers being the South Africa, United States, Gabon and Philippines.
- Industry indicators
- Imports and exports
- Inter-provincial movements
- Storage stocks
Canadian Federally Registered Plants and Stations
- Codes of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals - Chickens, Turkeys and Breeders from Hatchery to Processing Plant
- Raising Chicken and Turkey Broilers in Canada
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