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Supply management system demonstrates agility amidst evolving pandemic chicken marketplace

National allocations for A-171 reconsidered and set at +4.5% above adjusted base

BURLINGTON, ON – June 16, 2021 – As governments begin to ease pandemic restrictions, as patios open, and as Canadians are slowly regaining a sense of normalcy – demand for fresh, healthy chicken raised by Canadian farmers is on the rise.
This afternoon, at a Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC) meeting, a decision was made to reset the national allocation for quota period A-171 at +4.5% above the adjusted base.
Market conditions have changed, and CFC has responded to support the evolving chicken marketplace.

Today’s revised allocation is an increase from the original A-171 allocation, which was initially set at +3.0% above the adjusted base on May 4, 2021 at the CFC meeting.
The reset volumes for A-171 domestic allocation, in eviscerated kilograms, for Ontario and Canada are as follows:
            Ontario Canada Ontario Growth* Canada Growth*
A-171 70,064,297 202,463,758 +4.95% +4.50%
* Relative to the adjusted base for the period.
Throughout the pandemic, Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) has worked closely with the Ontario supply chain to assess the evolving marketplace and to deliver mitigating solutions. 
The CFO Board monitors all situations closely to ensure that the supply management system continues to respond to market changes and to responsibly meet Ontario’s progressing needs.
The CFO Board is working towards delivering revised A-171 Schedule 1s to CFO farmer-members in coming days – and more information will become available at that time.
Ontario processors can expect to receive their revised A-171 Processor Allocation ASAP.
CFO anticipates volume allocations for A-172 will be set at the June 23, 2021 CFC Board meeting.
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