Newfoundland and Labrador
The agricultural landscape in Newfoundland is comprised of 643 farms and 100 processing facilities.
The major agricultural commodities in the province include dairy, poultry, hogs, and beef. Dairy, poultry, and egg production is supply managed in the province.
Between 1996 and 2001, the number of productive farms has been sharply declining in the province (from 643 in 2001 to 558 farms in 2006). While there are fewer farms, there is an increasing trend to industrialize, resulting in larger numbers of livestock being raised per farm.
The map of “Very Large Livestock Farms” in Canada illustrates this national trend.
Country Ribbon Inc is the only federally inspected abattoir in the province, processing broiler chickens. There are 31 provincially licensed abattoirs that process all livestock produced on the island including hogs, turkeys, lamb, and beef.
Currently, there are no certified organic livestock producers in the province.