Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Chicken production rebounding

Ontario’s chicken producers will be able to increase production by 3.4 per cent for the summer market.

The national agency set its production target at three per cent above base quota and Ontario can increase by 3.41 per cent.

“While much uncertainty remains, especially on variants of concern, there are indications that by late summer most Canadians may have received at least one vaccination dose, and there is reason for optimism that some degree of normalcy may also return,” Chicken Farmers of Ontario said on its website.

 The allocation for the A-171 period reflects an expectation of further lifting of restrictions and associated strengthening of away-from-home consumption of chicken.”

Quota period A-171 begins Aug. 1.