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Provincial poultry facts

2019
2019 Provincial poultry facts
BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL CANADA [8]
Chicken producers [2] 308 253 68 122 1,274 655 38 89 8 6 2,821
Broiler stock hatcheries [4] 11 4 2 4 9 5 2 3 0 1 41
Number of federally inspected chicken slaughter plants [1] 9 3 2 2 10 10 2 1 0 1 40
Number of provincially inspected chicken slaughter plants [7] 26 2 1 4 8 0 0 0 0 0 41
Total number of chicken slaughter plants 35 5 3 6 18 10 2 1 0 1 81
Turkey producers [3] 64 49 11 55 176 148 0 20 0 0 523
Turkey hatcheries [1] 1 2 0 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 11
Number of federally inspected turkey slaughter plants [1] 4 2 1 1 4 4 0 1 0 0 17
Number of provincially inspected turkey slaughter plants [7] 23 1 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 31
Total number of turkey slaughter plants 27 3 2 5 6 4 0 1 0 0 48
Egg producers [5] 143 164 70 157 418 162 16 25 7 6 1,168
Laying egg hatcheries [1] 2 2 0 2 6 1 2 3 0 0 18
Egg grading stations [1] 21 39 10 19 60 12 6 12 2 2 183
Egg processors [1] 1 2 0 1 8 3 0 0 0 0 15
Broiler hatching egg producers [4] 54 28 10 23 73 36 3 12 0 1 240
Sources / Notes:
[1] Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Compiled by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Industry Division, Market Information Section
[2] Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC)
[3] Turkey Farmers of Canada (TFC)
[4] Canadian Hatching Egg Producers (CHEP)
[5] Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC). Note that Canada includes Northwest Territories
[6] CFIA, compiled by AAFC, Market Information (Poultry). Canada includes Northwest Territories and Yukon
[7] Includes facilities reporting data to AAFC. Excludes approximately 60 micro-processing facilities from the Hutterite colonies in Alberta
[8] Canada totals include all provinces and territories
2018
2018 Provincial poultry facts
BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL CANADA
Chicken producers [2] 316 253 64 121 1,244 740 38 87 8 6 2,877
Broiler stock hatcheries [4] 10 4 2 4 7 5 2 3 0 1 38
Number of federally inspected chicken slaughter plants [1] 9 3 2 2 10 9 2 1 0 1 39
Number of provincially inspected chicken slaughter plants [7] 26 2 1 4 8 1 0 0 0 0 42
Total number of chicken slaughter plants 35 5 3 6 18 10 2 1 0 1 81
Turkey producers [3] 67 48 11 55 165 147 18 20 0 0 531
Turkey hatcheries [1] 1 2 0 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 11
Number of federally inspected turkey slaughter plants [1] 4 2 1 1 5 3 0 1 0 0 17
Number of provincially inspected turkey slaughter plants [7] 20 1 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 28
Total number of turkey slaughter plants 24 3 2 4 7 4 0 1 0 0 45
Egg producers [5] 138 164 69 154 404 157 16 24 7 6 1,143
Laying egg hatcheries [1] 2 2 0 2 6 1 2 2 0 0 17
Egg grading stations [6] 21 39 10 21 61 12 7 12 2 2 191
Egg processors [1] 1 1 0 1 8 2 0 0 0 0 13
Broiler hatching egg producers [4] 54 28 10 23 75 37 3 12 0 1 243
Sources / Notes:
[1] Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), compiled by AAFC, Market Information (Poultry)
[2] Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC)
[3] Turkey Farmers of Canada (TFC)
[4] Canadian Hatching Egg Producers (CHEP)
[5] Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC). Note that Canada includes Northwest Territories
[6] CFIA, compiled by AAFC, Market Information (Poultry). Canada includes Northwest Territories and Yukon
[7] Includes facilities reporting data to AAFC. Excludes approximately 60 micro-processing facilities from the Hutterite colonies in Alberta
2017
2017 Provincial poultry facts
  BCABSKMBONQCNBNSPENLCANADA
Chicken producers [2] 318 250 67 118 1,199 744 38 88 8 6 2,836
Broiler stock hatcheries [4] 10 4 2 4 7 5 0 3 0 0 35
Number of federally inspected chicken slaughter plants [1] 9 3 2 2 10 9 2 1 0 1 39
Number of provincially inspected chicken slaughter plants [7] 29 2 1 4 8 1 0 0 0 0 45
Total number of chicken slaughter plants 38 5 3 6 18 10 2 1 0 1 84
Turkey producers [3] 69 48 11 55 170 151 18 20 0 0 542
Turkey hatcheries [1] 1 2 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 9
Number of federally inspected turkey slaughter plants [1] 4 2 1 1 7 3 0 1 0 0 19
Number of provincially inspected turkey slaughter plants [7] 25 1 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 33
Total number of turkey slaughter plants 29 3 2 4 9 4 0 1 0 0 52
Egg producers [5] 131 164 67 151 369 120 16 24 7 6 1,059
Laying egg hatcheries [1] 2 2 0 2 6 2 3 1 0 0 18
Egg grading stations [6] 20 41 10 21 63 14 7 12 3 1 195
Egg processors [1] 1 1 0 1 8 2 0 0 0 0 13
Broiler hatching egg producers [4] 51 28 10 23 77 36 3 12 0 1 241
Sources / Notes:
[1] Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), compiled by AAFC, Market Information (Poultry)
[2] Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC)
[3] Turkey Farmers of Canada (TFC)
[4] Canadian Hatching Egg Producers (CHEP)
[5] Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC). Note that Canada includes Northwest Territories
[6] CFIA, compiled by AAFC, Market Information (Poultry). Canada includes Northwest Territories and Yukon
[7] Includes facilities reporting data to AAFC. Excludes approximately 60 micro-processing facilities from the Hutterite colonies in Alberta
2016
2016 Provincial poultry facts
  BCABSKMBONQCNBNSPENLCANADA
Chicken producers [2] 325 244 67 118 1,177 748 37 87 8 6 2,817
Broiler stock hatcheries [4] 10 4 2 4 9 5 2 3 0 1 40
Number of federally inspected chicken slaughter plants [1] 9 3 2 2 10 10 2 1 0 1 40
Number of provincially inspected chicken slaughter plants [7] 28 2 1 4 8 1 0 0 0 0 44
Total number of chicken slaughter plants 37 5 3 6 18 11 2 1 0 1 84
Turkey producers [3] 67 48 11 56 179 152 18 20 0 0 551
Turkey hatcheries [1] 1 2 0 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 11
Number of federally inspected turkey slaughter plants [1] 4 2 1 1 5 3 0 1 0 0 17
Number of provincially inspected turkey slaughter plants [7] 24 1 1 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 33
Total number of turkey slaughter plants 28 3 2 5 7 4 0 1 0 0 50
Egg producers [5] 137 179 76 154 345 117 16 22 7 5 1,062
Laying egg hatcheries [1] 2 1 0 2 6 2 2 1 0 0 16
Egg grading stations [6] 23 41 10 22 61 16 7 12 2 1 197
Egg processors [1] 1 1 0 2 8 2 0 0 0 0 14
Broiler hatching egg producers [4] 52 30 10 23 76 36 4 12 0 0 243
Sources / Notes:
[1] Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), compiled by AAFC, Market Information (Poultry)
[2] Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC)
[3] Turkey Farmers of Canada (TFC)
[4] Canadian Hatching Egg Producers (CHEP)
[5] Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC). Note that Canada includes Northwest Territories
[6] CFIA, compiled by AAFC, Market Information (Poultry). Canada includes Northwest Territories and Yukon
[7] Includes facilities reporting data to AAFC. Excludes approximately 60 micro-processing facilities from the Hutterite colonies in Alberta
2015
2015 Provincial poultry facts
  BCABSKMBONQCNBNSPENLCANADA
Chicken producers [2] 328 242 69 119 1,042 753 37 88 6 6 2,690
Broiler stock hatcheries [4] 10 4 2 4 9 5 2 3 0 1 40
Number of federally inspected chicken slaughter plants [1] 10 4 2 2 10 10 2 1 0 1 42
Number of provincially inspected chicken slaughter plants [7] 22 3 1 3 7 1 0 0 0 0 39
Total number of chicken slaughter plants 32 7 3 5 19 11 2 1 0 1 81
Turkey producers [3] 66 46 12 58 176 136 18 19 0 0 531
Turkey hatcheries [1] 1
2 0 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 10
Number of federally inspected turkey slaughter plants [1] 4 2 1 1 5 3 0 1 0 0 17
Number of provincially inspected turkey slaughter plants [7] 21 2 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 29
Total number of turkey slaughter plants 25 4 2 4 7 3 0 1 0 0 46
Egg producers [5] 134 160 77 150 330 114 16 22 7 7 1,021
Laying egg hatcheries [1] 2 1 0 2 6 3 2 0 0 0 16
Egg grading stations [6] 20 43 10 22 63 16 8 14 2 2 201
Egg processors [1] 1 1 0 2 8 2 0 0 0 0 14
Broiler hatching egg producers [4] 53 28 10 24 76 37 4 12 0 0 244
Sources / Notes:
[1] Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), compiled by AAFC, Market Information (Poultry)
[2] Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC)
[3] Turkey Farmers of Canada (TFC)
[4] Canadian Hatching Egg Producers (CHEP)
[5] Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC). Canada includes Northwest Territories
[6] CFIA, compiled by AAFC, Market Information (Poultry). Note that Canada includes Northwest Territories and Yukon
[7] Includes facilities reporting data to AAFC. Excludes approximately 60 micro-processing facilities from the Hutterite colonies in Alberta
2014
2014 Provincial poultry facts
  BCABSKMBONQCNBNSPENLCANADA
Chicken producers [2] 325 234 66 113 1,018 756 37 88 8 8 2,653
Broiler stock hatcheries [4] 10 4 2 4 9 5 2 3 0 1 40
Number of federally inspected chicken slaughter plants [1] 9 3 2 2 10 10 2 1 0 1 40
Number of provincially inspected chicken slaughter plants  [7] 22 3 1 3 7 1 0 0 0 0 37
Total number of chicken slaughter plants 31 6 3 5 17 11 2 1 0 1 77
Turkey producers [3] 66 46 12 50 176 136 18 19 0 0 523
Turkey hatcheries [1] 1 2 0 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 10
Number of federally inspected turkey slaughter plants [1] 4 2 1 1 5 3 0 1 0 0 17
Number of provincially inspected turkey slaughter plants [7] 20 2 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 29
Total number of turkey slaughter plants 24 4 2 3 8 4 0 1 0 0 46
Egg producers [5] 134 158 77 150 322 109 16 23 7 7 1,007
Laying egg hatcheries [1] 2 1 0 2 6 2 2 0 0 1 16
Egg grading stations [6] 20 45 10 22 63 20 8 14 1 2 206
Egg processors [1] 1 1 0 2 8 2 0 0 0 0 14
Broiler hatching egg producers [4] 50 32 11 24 76 37 4 6 0 0 240
Sources / Notes:
[1] Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), compiled by AAFC, Market Information (Poultry)
[2] Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC)
[3] Turkey Farmers of Canada (TFC)
[4] Canadian Hatching Egg Producers (CHEP)
[5] Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC). Note that Canada includes Northwest Territories
[6] CFIA, compiled by AAFC, Market Information (Poultry). Canada includes Northwest Territories and Yukon
[7] Includes facilities reporting data to AAFC. Excludes approximately 60 micro-processing facilities from the Hutterite colonies in Alberta
2013
2013 Provincial poultry facts
  BCABSKMBONQCNBNS PENL
Population [1] 4,582,625 4,007,199 1,106,247 1,265,405 13,550,929 8,153,971 755,635 942,930 145,505 528,194
Hatcheries (chicken and turkey) [3] [4] 10 10 2 5 16 8 2 3 0 1
Federally inspected slaughter plants [2] 10 5 2 2 18 13 2 1 0 1
Provincially inspected slaughter plants [3] 28 3[*] 1 3 9 1 0 0 0 0
Egg grading stations [7] 21 40 11 22 62 20 8 14 2 2
Egg processors [2] 1 1 0 2 9 2 0 0 0 0
Chicken producers [3] 337 230 68 114 1,012 758 37 88 8 8
Turkey producers [4] 64 44 12 58 176 136 18 19 0 0
Hatching egg producers [5] 52 32 10 24 72 38 4 6 0 0
Egg producers [6] 133 156 77 155 325 115 17 24 8 7
Sources:
[1] Statistics Canada, Estimates of total population on July 1st
[2] Canadian Food Inspection Agency, compiled by AAFC, Market Information Section
[3] Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC)
[4] Turkey Farmers of Canada (TFC)
[5] Canadian Hatching Egg Producers (CHEP)
[6] Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC)
[7] CFIA, compiled by AAFC, Market Information (Poultry).
[*] Includes facilities reporting data to AAFC. Excludes approximately 60 micro-processing facilities from the Hutterite colonies in Alberta

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