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CFO ‘Allocating Growth’ consultation documents now available

BURLINGTON, ON - August 10, 2015 - As part of its ongoing commitment to transparency and disclosure, Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) has published the detailed reports from its recent consultation process on ‘Allocating Growth’. The reports, as compiled by external consultant Brian Boyle & Associates, helped shape the policies and programs recently launched by CFO to manage the growth portion of Ontario’s production allocation.

“We are extremely grateful to all those who provided Team Ontario with their input and advice on how to grow the industry, meet new and emerging markets and provide new business opportunities to farmers and processors in Ontario," said Henry Zantingh, Chair of Chicken Farmers of Ontario.

The ‘Allocating Growth’ consultations were held by Team Ontario (comprised of Chicken Farmers of Ontario, the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission and the Association of Ontario Chicken Processors) in late 2014 and early 2015. They consisted of a series of stakeholder and public meetings with farmers, processors, regional stakeholders, small flock growers, retail and restaurant industry representatives and others. The input received during this process assisted CFO in developing a series of policies and programs to help position the industry to meet new and emerging consumer markets.

“Effective and transparent stakeholder consultation is a cornerstone of CFO’s program development process,“ said Rob Dougans, President and CEO of Chicken Farmers of Ontario. “By continuously seeking out input from our supply chain, farmer and consumer communities we will continue to ensure that the Ontario chicken industry is well positioned to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing marketplace.”

CLICK HERE to access the Allocating Growth Consultation Reports. 

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