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DESCRIPTION Chicken production-related costs for certain in-barn and out-of-barn activities 
 
In-barn activities are: disposal of mortalities, barn cleaning, manure removal, barn and equipment washing, barn and equipment disinfection, bedding (service and materials)
 
Out-of-barn activities are: lane grading, snow blowing and grass cutting 
Measurement Methodology In-barn activities: via Farmer Survey to capture third-party service costs for these activities 
 
Out-of-barn activities: via Model Farm and a third-party survey of service providers
Updating Frequency Annually updated in the first full quota period in a calendar year
Updating Methodology Updated using the following Statistics Canada index (based on year over year changes for the latest 12 months of available data):

v41691919 – Consumer Price Index, 2011 basket; Ontario; All items CPI