Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Chicken board elections loom

Chicken quota holders in districts one through five will be holding elections for directors when they meet over the first 11 days of December.

That’s half of the board of directors, and elections are to two-year terms.

There are several issues in the chicken industry, including efforts by small-scale producers to have the maximum that can be raised without quota from 300 to 2,500 a year and the long-standing frustration to gain the right from the national agency to grow enough chickens to satisfy demand in Ontario, especially for small-scale processors who are eager to develop and serve niche and specialty markets.

The district meetings are closed to the public.

The existing directors for the five districts are:

District 1: Adrian Rehorst 
District 2: John Maaskant 
District 3: Murray Booy
District 4: Henk Lise 

District 5: Henry Zantingh, board chairman