Turkey Farmers of Canada (TFC) is a national organization representing Canada’s 530+ turkey farmers. Created in 1974 under the federal Farm Products Agencies Act, the Agency encourages cooperation throughout the Canadian turkey industry, promotes the consumption of turkey meat, and oversees the supply management system for turkey in Canada.
Mandated by Federal Proclamation, TFC’s 11-member Board of Directors is comprised of eight farmer-elected provincial board representatives, along with two appointed members of the primary processing sector and one from the further processing sector. Working cooperatively, the Board sets national turkey production levels in response to market activity, market forecasts, expectations regarding imports and competing protein markets, to ensure that consumers have access to a secure supply of high-quality Canadian turkey products, and that farmers earn a fair return on their investments.
The Board also provides direction to a national office staff and makes decisions on matters such as bird care, scientific and market research, food safety, and international trade.
Turkey Farmers of Canada is entirely funded by levies, remitted by turkey farmers on each kilogram of turkey marketed.