Aug. 28, 2012 - According to the latest Poultry and Egg Statistics document from Statistics Canada, poultry meat value and egg production both increased substantially in 2011.
The value of poultry meat sales totaled $2.6 billion in 2011, up 14.1% from 2010. As well, Canadian farmers produced 1.2 million tonnes of poultry meat in 2011. Chicken, including stewing hens, which accounts for 87% of all poultry meat produced, is up 0.4% from 2010. Turkey meat production stood at 160 thousand tonnes in 2011, an increase of 0.4% from the previous year.
In terms of egg sales, it reached $1024.8 million in 2011, an increase of 9.3% from the previous year. In addition, production was 643.8 million dozen, an increase of 1.0% from 2010. The central region produces over half of the eggs in Canada with Ontario producing 242.1 million dozen eggs and Quebec producing 113.8 million dozen eggs.
For more on the results, see the whole document at Statistics Canada.