Canadian Feed Stats


Total feed production in Canada is just over 30 million tonnes annually.

    • Commercial production – 20 million tonnes
    • On-farm production – 10 million tonnes

The commercial feed industry generates total revenue of over $4 billion per year.

There are approximately 500 commercial feed mills in Canada.

    • Quebec – 36%
    • Ontario – 30%
    • Prairies – 22%
    • Atlantic – 9%
    • BC – 3%

Grains most widely used in feed production are corn, wheat and barley.

Major protein sources are soybean and canola.

The feed industry uses a major share of Canada’s available grain supply (net of exports).

    • 80% of barley
    • 60% of corn
    • 30% of wheat

Feed represents the largest input cost for livestock and poultry producers, accounting for up to 75% of total costs depending on the species.