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National allocations for A-173 set at +5.0%

BURLINGTON, ON – August 10, 2021 – National allocation for A-173 was set at 5.0% above the adjusted base at the Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC) meeting on August 10, 2021.

The COVID-19 situation has improved in Canada with the first dose and full vaccination coverage reaching 80% and 68% of the eligible population respectively. While the Delta variant is a public concern, the general sentiment is that the economy will continue to transition towards new normalcy that includes increasing out-of-home food consumption and reduced food processing business continuity risks.

Planning for the A-173 period reflects an expectation of further lifting of restrictions that will increase social and family gatherings and out-of-home dining activity and the impact of important market drivers.

In making its recommendation to CFC, CFO consulted with the Ontario industry value chain and also examined market conditions using available data to understand consumer demand as well as expected supply including imports. CFO has framed its allocation recommendation based on a strategic approach of “balanced best interest outcomes” by 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-173 67,090,731 193,436,900 +5.46% +5.00%
* Relative to the adjusted base for the period.
Ontario anticipates volume allocations for A-174 will be set at the September 28, 2021 CFC Board meeting.