Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Chicken production up 4.1 per cent

Canadian chicken production increased by 4.1 per cent last year, reports the national marketing agency.

Even though an agreement was reached that Ontario would get a larger share of increases than other provinces, it ended the year producing only 2.5 per cent more than during 2015.

The agreement didn’t kick in until the year was well underway.

Total supplies available to Canadians increased by 23.4 million kilograms to 1,337.6 million kilograms.

Imports declined by 10.3 per cent, possibly because the Canadian Border Inspection Agency caught cheats who declared their imports were spent fowl, but were really broilers. Six were caught and penalized, but the names are a government secret.