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National allocation for A-171 set at +3.0%

BURLINGTON, ON – May 4, 2021 – National allocation for A-171 was set at +3.0% above the adjusted base at the Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC) meeting on May 4th, 2021.

Canada currently remains in the grips of the COVID-19 pandemic. While much uncertainty remains, especially on variants of concern, there are indications that by late summer most Canadians may have received at least one vaccination dose, and there is reason for optimism that some degree of normalcy may also return.
 
The allocation for the A-171 period reflects an expectation of further lifting of restrictions and associated strengthening of away-from-home consumption of chicken. 

In making its recommendation to CFC, CFO engaged in consultations with the chicken value chain to understand market needs. CFO also analyzed market conditions using available market data and continues to frame 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-171   69,034,391   199,557,575   +3.41%   +3.00%   
* Relative to the adjusted base for the period.
 
Ontario anticipates volume allocations for A-172 will be set at the June 23rd, 2021 CFC Board meeting.