This video presents “Canada’s Meat Industry – The Canadian Advantage.”
Canada’s meat industry includes the following profitable items:
- Beef and Veal
- By 2014, there were 12.215 million cattle and calves on approximately 82,665 Canadian farms and ranches.
- Alberta accounts for approximately 42% of this inventory.
- Farm cash receipts from the sale of cattle and calves in 2013 totalled $6.8 billion, 12.4% of total farm receipts.
- Canada’s beef and veal exports increased by 2.9% from 2012 to 278,966 tonnes in 2013, valued at $1.33 billion.
- Exports to the United States, China, Hong Kong, Japan and Mexico.
- The United States is the major export market for Canadian beef accounting for approximately 71% of exports.
- In 2013, over 1 million head of cattle were exported to the United States for breeding, feeding and processing with feeder cattle exports making up a larger proportion of the trade.
- In 2013 feeder cattle exports to the US represented 35% of the live trade, up from 21% in 2012.
- By 2014, there were 12.745 million hogs on approximately 7,090 farms.
- Farm cash receipts from the sale of slaughter hogs in 2013 totalled $4.1 billion, 7.5% of total farm receipts.
- In addition, 735,500 head went to processing facilities in the United States and 4.17 million head of isowean/weaner/feeder hogs went for feeding and finishing on United States farms.
- Exports to the United States, Japan and China.
- Exports of pork and pork products to all countries are estimated at $3.2 billion in 2013.
- Processed pork sales totalled an estimated 71,811 tonnes in 2013 with the United States being the dominant purchaser (44.5%).
- Lamb and Mutton
- By 2014, there were 893,000 sheep and lambs on approximately 10,111 farms.
- Canadian sheep production is mostly located in Ontario, Quebec and Alberta (73%).
- Farm cash receipts for sheep and lambs in 2013 totalled $117.8 million, 0.2% of total farm receipts.
- Goat, Rabbit, Horse
- 225,461 goats on about 5,949 farms in Canada were reported in the 2011 Census of Agriculture, a growth of 27% within the last 5 years.
- In Canada, the goat industry can be segmented into three distinct sectors: chevon (meat), dairy (milk) and fibre (mohair and cashmere).
- 125,142 bison on about 1,211 farms in Canada according to the 2011 Census of Agriculture.
- Bison production is primarily concentrated in the west, with 77% of the herd concentrated in Saskatchewan and Alberta.
- Exports of bison meat are primarily to the US, but boneless product is also shipped to numerous countries in Europe, most notably France, Switzerland, Germany, and Italy.
- 52,051 head of Canadian farm raised cervids (deer and elk) on about 952 farms were reported in the 2011 Census of Agriculture, a decrease of 55% within the last 5 years.
- Elk are primarily farmed in western Canada and red deer in the eastern provinces.
- Fallow deer, white-tailed deer and other cervid species are found throughout Canada.
With annual shipments worth $22.9 billion in 2013, the red meat industry is the largest sector of the Canadian food manufacturing industry.
- Canada’s meat processing companies manufacture a wide variety of meat products ranging from fresh and frozen meat to processed, smoked, canned and cooked meats, as well as sausage and deli meats.
- In addition to its red meat exports, Canada can provide halal-certified, kosher and organic meat and meat products.
This is an update to the previous blog, Canada Proposes Monetary Penalties in Food Safety Enforcement: Give Your Input Until March 22, 2014.
Today, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) can now issue Administrative Monetary Penalities (AMPs) to businesses that do not meet Canada’s meat safety requirements.
- The new regulatory amendment expands Administrative Monetary Penalities (AMPs) to the Meat Inspection Act and the Meat Inspection Regulations, 1990.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency Inspector / Inspecteur de l’Agence canadienne d’inspection des aliments. Image extracted from video above / Image extraite de la vidéo ci-dessus.
Harper Government Strengthens Food Safety Enforcement
Introduces monetary penalties for non-compliance with meat safety requirements
July 16, 2014 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Today, the Government of Canada is further strengthening Canada’s food safety system by allowing the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to issue monetary penalties to businesses that do not meet Canada’s meat safety requirements. The new regulatory amendment expands Administrative Monetary Penalities (AMPs) to the Meat Inspection Act and the Meat Inspection Regulations, 1990.
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