Friday, May 20, 2022

Chicken leaders set aggressive quotas

Demand for chicken continues to be strong, supported by competing meat prices and overall market conditions. The demand is also boosted by the lifting of most pandemic related restrictions and capacity limits, said the Chicken Farmers of Ontario marketing board on its website today.

The national agency is calling for production 4.5 per cent above base and Ontario’s allocation is 5.25 per cent above base for the quota period that runs from the end of August to October.

The allocations are the most aggressive since the COVID-10 pandemic struck two years ago.