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Poultry and egg statistics, October 2018

Released: 2018-10-30

Stocks of frozen poultry meat in cold storage increased 5.8% from October 1, 2017, to 90 930 tonnes on October 1, 2018. Ontario continued to hold the largest share of frozen poultry meat stocks, accounting for 49.4% of stocks on October 1, 2018, compared with 43.1% on October 1, 2017.

In September, placements of hatchery chicks on farms decreased 1.4% compared with September 2017 to 65.8 million birds. Over the same period, placements of turkey poults increased 0.2% to 2.0 million birds.

Continuing its steady growth on a year-over-year basis, egg production rose 3.7% from August 2017 to 67.6 million dozen in August. The farm price of eggs increased 6.5% year over year to 162.9 cents/dozen. Newfoundland and Labrador had the highest price (194.3 cents/dozen) and Quebec the lowest (152.8 cents/dozen).

Chart 1  Chart 1: Shares of frozen poultry meat stocks by province, October 2017 and October 2018
Shares of frozen poultry meat stocks by province, October 2017 and October 2018

Chart 2  Chart 2: Farm price of eggs by province, August 2017 and August 2018
Farm price of eggs by province, August 2017 and August 2018

  Note to readers

Poultry and egg statistics are available for Canada and the provinces.

Data on stocks of frozen eggs and poultry meats as well as edible dried egg products are available for October 2018. Data on the placements of hatchery chicks and turkey poults are available for September 2018. Data on egg production are available for August 2018.

These data are subject to revision.

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