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Value of poultry products decreases

  1. The value of all poultry products totalled $3.2 billion in 2009, a 0.7% decrease from 2008. Sales of poultry meat totalled $2.4 billion in 2009. The value of egg sales decreased 2.3% from 2008 to stand at $843.4 million.
  2. Canadian farmers produced 1.2 million tonnes of poultry meat in 2009. Chicken, including stewing hens, which accounts for 86% of all poultry meat produced, is down 0.4% from 2008. Turkey production stood at 167 thousand tonnes in 2009, a decrease of 7.5% from the previous year.
  3. The quantity of poultry available for consumption decreased 1.5% in 2009 to 13.4 kilograms per person.

Egg production increases in 2009

  1. Egg production was 620.3 million dozen, an increase of 0.5% from 2008. The central region produces over half of the eggs in Canada with Ontario producing 234.3 million dozen eggs and Quebec producing 107.6 million dozen.
  2. During the first 9 months of 2010, egg production totalled 472.5 million dozen, an increase of 2.4% from the same period in 2009.
  3. Eggs available for consumption stood at 12.7 dozen eggs per capita in 2009, down 0.8% from last year.