Thursday, July 26, 2018

Chicken agency continues growth targets

The national chicken marketing agency remains confident that demand will increase so it has set aggressive targets to continue expanding production for the balance of the year.

The production target for quota period A-153 (Oct 28 to Dec 22) is an increase of 4.5 per cent from last year and for A-154 (Dec 23 to Feb 16) an increase of 3.5 per cent.

The volumes, in eviscerated kilograms, for Ontario and Canada as calculated by the allocation formula are:
                        Ontario         Growth                   Canada               Growth
A-153              64,971,628    5.1%                       189,585,903         4.5%
A-154              62,008,082    4.1%                       180,107,337         3.5%

Ontario anticipates volume allocations for A-155 and A-156 will be set at the national agency’s board meeting on Nov. 21.