Canadians gobbled up 3.3 million whole turkeys for Christmas 2017. Canada’s 1,992 turkey farms raised 21.8 million turkeys weighing 183.4 million kilograms in 2016, according to Statistics Canada.
Other sources offer different numbers. According to the Turkey Farmers of Canada, 542 turkey farms produced a total of 170.9 million kilograms in 2017, with their total value topping $384 million. Total Canadian consumption reached 153.1 million kilograms — or 4.2 kilograms per person.
It’s an age-old question for those who consume meat as a main for Christmas – Turkey or ham?