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National allocation for A-178 set at +4.5%

BURLINGTON, ON – May 19, 2022 – National allocation for A-178 (August 28, 2022 – October 22, 2022) was set at +4.5% at the Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC) meeting on May 18, 2022.

Demand for chicken continues to be strong, supported by competing meat prices and overall market conditions. The demand is also boosted by the lifting of most pandemic related restrictions and capacity limits.

In making its recommendation to CFC, Chicken Farmers of Ontario (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 which has been influenced by the dynamics of the pandemic.

The volumes for domestic allocation, in eviscerated kilograms, for Ontario and Canada are:
   Ontario   Canada Ontario Growth* Canada Growth**
A-178 71,298,296      206,151,849       +5.25%        +4.5%

*Relative to the adjusted base for the period; including a +0.21% growth from the A-163 and A-164 Recovery Process.    
** Relative to the adjusted base for the period.
Ontario anticipates volume allocations for A-179 will be set at the July 12, 2022 CFC Board meeting.