Monday, May 6, 2013

Chicken feed increases questioned

Glenn Black, an outspoken critic of the Chicken Farmers of Ontario marketing board, is questioning the industry’s pricing of feed.

He notes that dog and cat food prices have increased by 20 per cent since 2002, but chicken-feed prices by 60 per cent.

He questions whether the 38 feed mills in Ontario are in collusion on pricing.

He says chicken farmers won’t care because they can pass increased costs on to consumers via their cost-of-production marketing-board pricing for chicken.

Black’s detailed analysis and questions are on the internet at .

Black is a Northern Ontario farmer who is pressing the chicken board to allow farmers to increase the number of chickens small flock owners can raise without quota.