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National allocations for A-163 & A-164 set at +2.5% & +2.5%

BURLINGTON, ON – February 6, 2020 – National allocation for A-163 and A-164 was set at +2.5% and +2.5% above the adjusted base at the Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC) meeting on February 5th, 2020 in Ottawa, ON.

The demand for Chicken in Canada continues to experience healthy and moderate growth following six years of consistently strong growth. The long-term growth projection for chicken remains healthy and positive – chicken is expected to remain the meat protein of choice and to continue growing at a moderate pace - even as alternate proteins grow in popularity. 

CFO has examined supply and demand factors to assess market needs for A-163 & A-164 through quantitative analysis as well as consultations with industry partners and experts. CFO’s recommendation is framed on a public policy of “balanced best interest” upon weighing the various factors and perspectives.

The volumes, in eviscerated kilograms, for Ontario and Canada and as calculated by the allocation formula are:

            Ontario Growth Canada Growth
A-163 69,527,407 2.9% 200,728,157  2.5%
A-164 68,800,835 2.8%  200,024,975  2.5%

Ontario anticipates volume allocations for A-165 and A-166 will be set at the June 2nd, 2020 CFC Board meeting.