Canada's turkey industry

... at a glance

  • In 2021, Canada produced turkey products worth $397.1 million, contributing 0.5% of cash receipts to farming operations.
  • In 2020, there were 515 regulated turkey producers in Canada.
  • In 2021, Canada produced 150.1 million kilograms of turkey (eviscerated weight). Per capita disappearance of turkey in 2020 was at 3.8 kilograms, 3.6% below 2019.
  • In 2021, the average turkey farm produced 291,465 kilograms of turkey meat (eviscerated weight).
  • In 2021, Canada exported over 8.3 million poults (young turkey) worth $28.8 million to 13 countries. The United States was the largest market (92.1% in head count). Other countries included South Korea, China and Guatemala.
  • That same year, 16.5 million kilograms of turkey meat and edible bi-products (fresh, chilled, frozen), worth more than $70.6 million, was exported to 40 countries, with the largest importers being the United States, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Philippines.


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