In 2009 there were 64 turkey farms in British Columbia producing 24.3 million kilograms of meat and generating $39.1 million in cash receipts.
In addition there were 23 permit growers producing up to 300 turkeys per year.
BC turkey production ranks third among Canadian provinces accounting for 13% of all Canadian turkey farm cash receipts.
Turkeys are raised in specially designed barns with carefully controlled light, ventilation and temperature. The turkeys are allowed to move freely throughout the barn and eat and drink at will. There are also several growers who produce range turkeys.
The BC turkey industry takes pride in the safe, high quality products they provide to consumers. Turkey and turkey products are not genetically modified. To date, no breed of turkeys have been genetically modified. Health Canada's Food and Drug Regulations prohibit the use of hormones in poultry.
- TURKEY BREEDERS
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- TURKEY EGGS
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- TURKEY POULTS
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Learn More about Turkeys - Hens & Toms.
- RANGE TURKEYS
Learn More about Range Production.