The Ontario Broiler Hatching Egg and Chick Commission has rejected a challenge filed by chicken processors to its pricing formula.
The Association of Ontario Chicken Processors challenged the cost-of-production pricing formula on farmer labour, formula efficiencies and the capital model.
The hatching egg commission countered with its research.
It had support from the Chicken Farmers of Ontario marketing board which has said in a website posting that it feels that the processors will use similar arguments to challenge its pricing formula.
The processors could appeal to the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Appeal Tribunal.