Thursday, January 28, 2016

Canadian chicken production up three per cent

Canadian chicken production last year was three per cent more than the previous year.

Ontario production was up by 4.7 per cent, Quebec by 2.2 per cent and Alberta by 7.4 per cent.

British Columbia, the other major chicken producer, was down by one per cent.

Imports increased by 10.8 per cent boost total chicken supplies on the Canadian market to 1.314 billion kilograms, 3.6 per cent more than in 2014.

Exports were up by 1.8 per cent to 172.3 million kilograms.

Storage stocks stood at 42.6 million kilograms at the end of the year, 13 per cent more than the previous year. But in the U.S. storage stocks were up by 27 per cent.