Canada's turkey industry
... at a glance
- In 2016, Canada produced turkey products worth $412 million, contributing 0.7% of cash receipts to farming operations.
- In 2016, there were 551 regulated turkey producers in Canada. In addition to the 4,670 commercial poultry and egg producers in Canada, there are a large number of businesses associated with these production activities.
- In 2016, Canada produced 183.2 million kilograms of turkey (eviscerated weight), 66.2% of which was produced in Quebec and Ontario. Domestic consumption of turkey in 2016 was 4.3 kilograms per person.
- That same year, the average turkey farm produced 405,923 kilograms of turkey meat (live weight).
- In 2016, Canada exported over 9.2 million poults (young turkey) worth $35.9 million to 7 countries. The United States was the largest market (96% in head count). Other countries included Japan, Chile and Guatemala.
- That same year, 26.2 million kilograms of turkey meat and edible bi-products (fresh, chilled, frozen), worth more than $48 million, was exported to 39 countries, with the largest importers being the United States, South Africa, Gabon, Jamaica Trinidad and Tobago.
- 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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