Media Type: News Releases

Chicken Farmers of Canada is proud to announce the creation of the Young Farmers Program September 13, 2018 (OTTAWA)—  The goal of Chicken Farmers of Canada's Young Farmers Program is to bring together young farmers from across the country to learn about how the Canadian chicken industry works, and to share their experiences and knowledge, as well as to identify new leaders in the industry. Young chicken farmers from family farms across… Chicken Farmers Celebrate Lower Carbon Footprint and Commit to Ongoing Excellence Farmers Complete Life Cycle Assessment – and the News is Good August 14, 2018 (OTTAWA)— Considering the average carbon footprint of chicken around the world, Canadian chicken has one of the lowest carbon footprint of all. This is a key result coming from a recent Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) conducted by Groupe AGÉCO, a consultation… Supply Management – Good for Canada, Good for Canadians Recent comments made by former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney (ALENA: Brian Mulroney prêt à abolir la gestion de l'offre, August 7) do not reflect Canada’s reality or the desires of Canadian consumers. Supply management is a system that benefits farmers and consumers alike. It exists to ensure that its producers receive fair compensation for their… Response – The Hill Times – Chicken farmers care about food safety, think supply management works well Re: “When our food system fails, who pays the price?” (The Hill Times, July 23, p. 14). This oddly circuitous piece is misleading. It seems like yet another attempt to cut down the hard work of Canadian farmers, their excellent management practices, and their ability to earn a fair wage for their work. The piece also appears… Supply managed farm groups react to the Supreme Court Decision We want to clearly state that milk, dairy products, eggs and poultry can, and are traded between provinces to respond to market demand. We are pleased that the Supreme Court has restored some certainty about various regulations of trade in place in Canada, including the validity of supply management. This case validates the findings of… Response – Manitoba Cooperator – Supply Management: Good for Canada, Good for Canadians In the recent article entitled Supply Management Protects Few, Could Harm More, the authors play the same old tune about supply management. Let’s try this again – once more, with feeling. Supply management has not prevented the conclusion of any trade agreements. It has existed in Canada for over 40 years and in that time,… Response – The Globe & Mail: End supply management in Canada, but do it fairly Response to: Globe editorial: End supply management in Canada, but do it fairly Supply management does not set the retail prices you pay for dairy, eggs and poultry products. Retailers charge what they think the market will bear and prices (for everything) will vary based on when and where you shop. Since 2013, the price… Chicken Farmers of Canada Announces Executive Committee for 2018 March 20, 2018 (OTTAWA)—Chicken Farmers of Canada is proud to announce the election of the 2018 Executive Committee. The elections followed the annual general meeting and the 15-member Board of Directors, made up of farmers and other stakeholders from the chicken industry, has chosen the following representatives: Benoît Fontaine, Chair (Stanbridge Station, Quebec) Hailing from… Getting the facts straight when it comes to Canada’s favourite meat protein February 27, 2018 (OTTAWA) — Chicken is Canada’s favourite protein, according to a recent survey conducted by Leger for Chicken Farmers of Canada. 84% of Canadians purchase fresh chicken on a regular basis, and 90% place chicken among the top three meats they eat most often – consuming more Chicken than beef [72%], pork [52%]… Government Gives Away Market Access: Chicken Farmers React January 24, 2018 (OTTAWA)  - Chicken farmers in Canada are concerned about the impact of decisions taken at the conclusion of discussions on the new Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) agreement. The agreement includes concessions on market access for chicken products that were granted in the original Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in response to U.S. demands. Given that… Chicken Industry Concludes new Federal Provincial Agreement and Welcomes Alberta Back into the Flock November 2, 2017 (OTTAWA) —The final step in concluding a new Federal Provincial Agreement for Chicken (FPA) was taken earlier this week. On October 31st, Farm Products Council of Canada determined that Governor-in-Council approval is not required for the new FPA. This brings to close more than 8 years of discussions and negotiations to arrive… Government Supports Animal Care in Agriculture Chicken Farmers of Canada applauds the Government of Canada for its support of animal care in agriculture in Canada. Today’s announcement from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (under Growing Forward 2) allows Chicken Farmers of Canada to evolve its animal care assessment program and continue to respond to consumer expectations by demonstrating excellence in animal care… New Executive Director at Chicken Farmers of Canada September 28, 2017 (OTTAWA) — Chicken Farmers of Canada has announced that Michael Laliberté has been selected as the incoming Executive Director, replacing Mike Dungate, who has held the role for over 20 years. Michael will assume the position on October 2nd with outgoing Mike Dungate remaining in an advisory capacity until the end of 2017.… Raised by a Canadian Farmer Means Even More Now September 20, 2017 (OTTAWA) - Chicken Farmers of Canada has expanded its Raised by a Canadian Farmer brand to incorporate the programs that farmers use to raise their birds to the highest standards of care, quality and sustainability. Canadian chicken farmers have always been proud to provide Canadians with the highest quality chicken. Our farmers… Chicken Facts: Re “NAFTA talks the perfect occasion to do away with supply management” This article was published in the Toronto Sun as a direct response to the following article: NAFTA talks the perfect occasion to do away with supply management Once again, a lot of hyperbole and no facts. The fact is that innovation has been driving growth: On the farm we offer chicken of all types, enhanced animal care… RE: Montreal Economic Institute – Nearly all Canadian farmers prosper without supply management This article was submitted to the National Post. It was not published. Let’s make one thing absolutely clear: supply management for chicken, egg, turkey and dairy farmers grew from their own desire to better manage supplies at a national level. Together they adopted production disciplines so they could concentrate on filling the demand of the… Know the Facts – Recent Vegan Activist Claims Are Misleading and Misguided  For the PDF version, please click here. About the Animal Care Program Chicken Farmers of Canada effectively administers the only Animal Care Program that reaches all 2,800 chicken farms in Canada; no other program can achieve this reach. This mandatory, enforced, and third-party-audited program has a credible, science-based foundation. It is based on the Code of… Canadian Chicken Industry Further Reducing Antimicrobial Use July 18, 2017 (OTTAWA) —Following the successful elimination of Category I antibiotics for disease prevention in Canadian chicken production, Chicken Farmers of Canada has established timelines to further its strategy to eliminate the preventative use of antimicrobials of human importance. The antimicrobial use (AMU) strategy eliminates the preventative use of Category II antimicrobials by the… Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday with Chicken June 19, 2017 (OTTAWA) —  One of Canada's celebrity chefs, Ricardo Larrivée, has created a chicken sandwich recipe for the Great Canadian Chicken BBQ at Major's Hill Park to celebrate Canada Day in style! Ricardo, a TV host and food writer from Quebec, has created a unique sandwich for Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC), which… Statement: Farmers and Processors Committed To Animal Care For the PDF version, please click here. Chicken Farmers of Canada and the Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council maintain that the actions of employees at Elite Farm Services Ltd., portrayed in a video that was aired this week across national media, are shocking and reprehensible. These actions do not reflect the values we share…