Canada to invest over $550 million to support poultry, egg farmers

In order to support poultry farmers, the Canadian government has announced an investment of more than $550 million over the next ten years under two programmes – Market Development Program for Turkey and Chicken and the Poultry and Egg On-Farm Investment Program.

The Poultry and Egg On-Farm Investment Program will provide approximately $502 million to provide support to poultry and egg farmers through on-farm investments, while the Market Development Program for Turkey and Chicken will fund some $48.9 million towards promotional activities that differentiate the country’s high-quality food from competing imports.

“These programmes will help us grow our customer base and the domestic turkey market and through on-farm investment enhance long-term competitiveness in preparation for increased imports under the CPTPP,” said Darren Ference, chair of Turkey Farmers of Canada.