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National allocations for A-170 set at +1.75%

BURLINGTON, ON – March 24, 2021 – National allocation for A-170 was set at +1.75% above the adjusted base at the Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC) meeting on March 24th, 2021.

The dark clouds of the COVID-19 pandemic are now giving way to optimism that the worst is behind us.  This optimism is tempered somewhat by the looming threat of viral mutations, growing cases with variants of concern, and the uncertainty on the pace of vaccinations.
Looking forward to A-170, it is expected that COVID-19 case counts will be contained, restrictions will ease in most places, and that the economy will be transitioning towards normalcy. The anticipated increase in out-of-home consumption and the transition towards normalcy should strengthen the demand for chicken.
In making its recommendation to CFC, CFO engaged in extensive consultations with our value chain to understand market needs. CFO also analyzed market conditions using available market data and 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   Ontario Growth*   Canada Growth*  
A-170   68,752,160   199,943,705   +2.11%   +1.75%   
* Relative to the adjusted base for the period.
Ontario anticipates volume allocations for A-171 will be set at the June 23rd, 2021 CFC Board meeting.