Supporting the Ontario Chicken Market During COVID-19
BURLINGTON, ON - April 3, 2020 - Chicken Farmers of Ontario is working closely with our industry to ensure Ontarians have access to a steady supply of fresh, locally grown chicken during the COVID-19 pandemic, including assessing how best to balance supply with consumer demand.
Our industry has observed that, many consumers have adjusted where and what they eat which is resulting in a temporary decline in demand for fresh chicken. In an effort to balance supply with current demand expectations, Ontario chicken farmers, in consultation with our industry partners, will temporarily reduce production effective Friday, April 3, 2020.
Ontario’s chicken farmers continue to work hard everyday to raise chicken while following the highest levels of on-farm food safety, animal care and biosecurity. We commend our farmers for their dedication and diligence during this unprecedented time.