An Overview of Supply Management
The raising and marketing of turkeys in Canada is federally regulated and managed through a system called supply management
Supply management ensures a high-quality, stable and secure supply of turkey achieved through production, import and pricing controls.
Under the supply management system, each province owns a quota, or an amount of turkey they are allowed to produce. In turn, provinces issue licenses to turkey farmers which permit them to grow a specified amount of turkey.
National and provincial quotas are based on what consumers want and purchase. This prevents shortages or oversupplies of turkey. Supply management also guarantees a fair and stable price for turkey and turkey products which benefits farmers, as well you, the consumer.