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101-N forms due by October 21, 2016 (Quota Period A-142) for farmer-members switching cycles

Following an extensive consultation process with farmer-members, industry and other stakeholders, CFO has announced that it will be optimizing its production cycles. As part of this process CFO will be adding a 7-week growing cycle option and eliminating the current 12-week cycle. The changes will further enable Ontario chicken farmers to achieve the highest standards of production, and to meet evolving market expectations and required customer specifications.

As of February 19, 2017 (Quota Period A-142), CFO farmer-members and their processors and hatcheries will be able to utilize a new 7-week (production) cycle option for growing and marketing chicken, while those currently growing and marketing using a 12-week production cycle will be required to move to a 10, 9, 8, or 7-week growing cycle. In order to ensure that this transition will be as efficient as possible, farmer-members choosing to move to a different cycle will need to submit their 101-N forms to CFO by October 21, 2016 for Quota Period A-142.

The Board has also committed to review and evolve production cycles in the future to continue the process of production optimization. Details of the new cycle optimization options for farmer-members and processors can also be accessed by CLICKING HERE.

Thank you to farmer-members who participated in the consultation process, your feedback is very important to us.

Should you have any questions regarding this change, please contact Dr. Gwen Zellen, Vice President Quality, Technical Affairs and Sustainability.

P: 289.288.4208