​Farm animal production in Canada
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Farm animal production in Canada

There are many different farm animals in Canada that are raised for a variety of different purposes. Learn more about how farm animals are raised in Canada to get a better sense of what life looks like for them on the farm, during transport, and at slaughter.

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Beef cattleBeef cattle on pasture




Dairy cows




Broiler chickensBroiler chicken (chickens raised for meat)




Egg-laying hens (chickens raised for egg production)








SheepClose-up of a sheep on pasture with others in the background














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Intensive farming in CanadaLaying hens in cages on a chicken farm




Transport and slaughter practices in CanadaPig looking out from inside a transport truck



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