Number of Alternative Livestock and Gamebirds Processed for Meat in Ontario in Provincial and Federal Registered Plants

Years: 2013 - 2017 (2008-2012 below)

Livestock Species 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
White Tail Deer/Cervids
32
23
35
30
14
Fallow Deer
36
30
79
40
40
Red Deer
296
203
229
255
385
Elk
154
116 94
181
182
Unspecified Deer or Elk
-**
-**
-**
-**
-**
Total Deer & Elk
518
372
437
506
621
Bison/Buffalo
166
156 158*
162*
212
Water Buffalo
171
154* 155*
106*
97
Yaks
2 1
3
6
Alpaca
85
74 78
81
63
Llamas
206
260 289
250
194
Total Llama & Alpaca
291
334
367
331
257
Wild Boar
382
338
487
536*
561
Emu
-**
-** -** -** -**
Ostrich
-**
-** -** -** -**
Unspecidfied Ratites
99
110 117 120 178
Total Ratites
99
110
117
120
178
Rabbits
239,199*
525,313*
564,990*
439,227*
404,159*
Pigeons
63,148
63,279
62,281
81,039
96,003
Quail
2,730
7,396
2,760
1,838
889
Pheasants
4,499
7,525
6,449
8,406
10,009
Guinea Fowl
3,600
4,164 7,182 25,652 8,171
Partridge
90,183
76,860
88,844
90,585
85,162

Years: 2008 - 2012 (2013-2017 above)

Livestock Species 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
White Tail Deer/Cervids
13
21
69
72
4
Fallow Deer
72
60
33
152
158
Red Deer
347
402
578
430
472
Elk
206
239
253
406
479
Unspecified Deer or Elk
-**
0
0
0
0
Total Deer & Elk
638
722
933
1,060
1,131
Bison/Buffalo
241
337
412
419
454
Water Buffalo
37
0
0
0
0
Yaks
3
7
4
1
2
Alpaca
32
0
4
2
1
Llamas
314
230
366
190
159
Total Llama & Alpaca
346
230
370
192
160
Wild Boar
392
396*
310*
293*
272*
Emu
-** ** -** -** -**
Ostrich
-** ** -** -** -**
Unspecified Ratites
174 141 198 276 290
Total Ratites
174
141
198
276
290
Rabbits
476,377*
430,773*
447,991*
508,805*
436,327*
Pigeons
79,538
77,591
105,200
106,050
111,047
Quail
372,925
846,836
955,507
1,083,780
1,182,329
Pheasants
8,442
6,228
7,754
5,669
4,857
Guinea Fowl
2,844 1,412 826 1,611  
Partridge
73,531
56,558
46,778
37,035
33,787

Provincial Only Confirmed
*Provincial and Federal Only
** Federal Only


For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300
E-mail: ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca

Author: Brian Tapscott - Alternative Livestock Specialist/OMAFRA
Creation Date: 06 June 2003
Last Reviewed: 18 April 2018