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Chicken market continues to grow - National allocations for A-149 & A-150 set at +5.0% and +4.0%

BURLINGTON, ON - November 23, 2017 – National allocations for A-149 (Mar 18, 2018 – May 12, 2018) and A-150 (May 13, 2018 – July 7, 2018) were set at 5.0% and 4.0% above the adjusted bases at the Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC) meeting on November 22, 2017 in Ottawa.

The recommendations of Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) for A-149 and A-150, as in prior periods, was framed on a public policy of “balanced best interest” and informed by quantitative and qualitative analysis of the market, as well as consultations with industry partners and experts.

The Canadian chicken market is still adjusting to the supply disruptions arising from the abrupt reduction in fraudulent fowl imports and finding a new normal of having a greater mix of chicken being supplied by domestic farmers.

Chicken demand continues to experience robust growth, albeit at a moderating pace given the improved beef market.

The volumes, in eviscerated kilograms, for Ontario and Canada as calculated by the allocation formula are: 
                        Ontario         Growth                   Canada           Growth
A-149              62,703,438    5.7%                       185,127,857     5.0% 
A-150              63,799,342    4.6%                       187,442,373     4.0%
Ontario anticipates volume allocations for A-151 and A-152 will be set at the March 20, 2018 CFC Board meeting.