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National Allocation for A-180 set at +6.5%

BURLINGTON, ON – September 14, 2022 – National allocation for A-180 (December 18, 2022 – February 11, 2023) was set at 6.5% at the Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC) meeting on September 13, 2022.

Demand for chicken continues to be strong. This is supported by competing meat prices and overall market conditions. The demand is also boosted by the lifting of most pandemic-related restrictions which is reflected in the increasing food service sales.

In making its recommendation to CFC, CFO consulted with the Ontario industry value chain and examined market conditions using available data to understand consumer demand as well as expected supply, including imports. CFO continues to frame its allocation recommendation based on a strategic approach of “balanced best interest outcomes” by weighing the various factors and perspectives, and the chicken market influencing dynamics of the pandemic.

The volumes for domestic allocation, in eviscerated kilograms, for Ontario and Canada are:
   Ontario   Canada Ontario Growth* Canada Growth**
A-180 68,749,156 197,667,422       +7.40%        +6.5%

* Relative to the adjusted base for the period; including a +0.22% growth from the A-163 and A-164 Recovery Process.    
** Relative to the adjusted base for the period.

Ontario anticipates volume allocations for A-181 will be set at the November 16, 2022 CFC Board meeting.