In 2009, Canada produced turkey products worth
$359 million, contributing 0.81%
of cash receipts to farming operations.
In 2009, there were 546 regulated
turkey producers in Canada. In addition to the almost 5,000
commercial poultry and egg producers in Canada, there are a large
number of businesses associated with these production activities.
In 2009, Canada produced 165 million kilograms
of chicken, 67% of which was produced in Quebec and
Ontario. Domestic consumption of turkey in 2009 was
4.6 kilograms per person.
That same year, the average farm produced 302,771
kilograms of turkey meat.
In 2009, Canada exported over 5.4
million poults (young turkey) worth $19.2 million
to 22 countries. The United States
was by far the largest market (94%). Other countries
included the Tunisia, Iran, and Netherlands.
That same year, 24.9 million kilograms of
turkey meat and edible bi-products (fresh, chilled, frozen), worth
more than $30.7 million, was exported to 62
countries, with the largest importers being United States,
South Africa, and Gabon.
Other countries included the Benin, Hong Kong, and Philippines.