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National allocations for A-169 set at -2.0%

BURLINGTON, ON – January 29, 2021 – National allocation for A-169 was set at -2.0% below the adjusted base at the Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC) meeting on January 29th, 2021.

The COVID-19 pandemic is still significantly disrupting the Canadian chicken business. Canada remains in the grips of a second wave of COVID-19 with emergency measures imposed across the country.
 
Moving forward, COVID-19 short-term headwinds are likely to pose challenges for the business. 2021 headwinds include weakened out-of-home consumption, food processing business continuity risks, the pace of COVID vaccinations, and the impact of new COVID variants.
 
In making its recommendation to CFC, CFO has engaged in extensive consultations with our value chain to understand the market combined with analysis of market conditions using available market data. CFO framed its recommendation on a public policy of “balanced best interest” upon weighing the various factors, perspectives and dynamics resulting from the pandemic.
 
The volumes for domestic allocation, in eviscerated kilograms, for Ontario and Canada are:
 
            Ontario Canada Growth*
A-169 63,990,118 189,346,855 -2.0%
* Relative to the adjusted base for the period.

Ontario anticipates volume allocations for A-170 will be set at the March 24th, 2021 CFC Board meeting.