Turkey Statistics

In Canada, flock sizes typically range from 3,500 to 13,300 birds.

There are more than 540 turkey farmers in Canada. The province with the most turkey farms is Ontario, with about 35% of the country's birds.

Canadians consumed 150.6 million kg of turkey in the year 2008. The average Canadian, in 2008, ate 4.5 kg of turkey.

Thanksgiving and Christmas account for 71% of annual whole turkey sales.

At Christmas 2008, 4.1 million whole turkeys were purchased by Canadians, equal to 43% of all whole turkeys that were sold over the year.

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