Wednesday, September 14, 2022

National chicken agency optimistic

Chicken Farmers of Canada has set a production target calling for 6.5 per cent above base production quota and for Ontario 7.4 per cent above base for Dec. 18 to Feb. 11.

That is by far the greatest margin over base since the COVID-19 pandemic began more than two years ago.

Chicken Farmers of Ontario said “demand for chicken continues to be strong. 

“This is supported by competing meat prices and overall market conditions. 

“The demand is also boosted by the lifting of most pandemic-related restrictions which is reflected in the increasing food service sales.