Turkey Farming Legislation

Any turkey farmer who raises and sells more than 99 birds per year in Saskatchewan is required to be licensed by Turkey Farmers of Saskatchewan. To get a license, farmers must demonstrate their ability to follow federal, provincial and municipal regulations and legislation that have strict animal welfare, animal management and food safety standards for raising turkey.

It requires knowledge and commitment to raise turkeys for food and we take that responsibility very seriously.


Adult male turkeys are called “toms,” adult females are called “hens” and baby turkeys are called “poults.