Thursday, June 27, 2019

Chicken production target rises 3.5 per cent

The national agency for chicken supply management has set a production target 3.5 per cent greater than a year ago for this fall.

For quota period A-159, which runs for six weeks beginning Sept. 29, Ontario will be permitted to produce 192,894,853 kilograms, which is four per cent more than a year ago.

Under a new market-sharing agreement, when there is a national increase, Ontario gets a bit more than the national average in recognition of the stronger market demand in Ontario.

The Ontario marketing board has used some of these increases to enable small-scale producers to develop local markets without requiring quota and also has incentives for processors to explore new products and markets with some of the the extra production.