News Releases

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… Statement on CTV Animal Abuse Video Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC) found the video aired June 12 on CTV shocking and reprehensible. There is no defense for the mistreatment of birds. As part of our commitment, CFC has an established Animal Care Program that is mandatory, 3rd party audited, and enforced on every farm; it covers the time from when the… Supply Management: Setting the Record Straight This article was submitted to the National Post, Globe & Mail and Huffington Post. It has not yet been published. Campaign Research published the results of a poll on May 26th that asked Canadians whether or not they approve of supply management. The results were crystal clear: 75% of Canadians approve of supply management. Poll… Chicken Continues to be Canada’s Favourite Meat June 5, 2017 (OTTAWA)— Canadians each consumed 32.5 kg (per capita) of chicken in 2016 resulting in the highest level of chicken consumption in Canada ever. This confirms that chicken is the favourite of Canadian grocery shoppers and continues to be an important part of the nutritious meals they feed to their families. Chicken has… Retail Council Joins Ranks Supporting National Animal Care Program June 1, 2017 (OTTAWA)  —Chicken Farmers of Canada applauds Retail Council of Canada and its recent statement of support for the Canadian approach to animal welfare on chicken farms across the country. In its statement, Retail Council of Canada recognized that the Chicken Farmers of Canada Animal Care Program, as well as the National Farm… HuffPost Québec: 9 Myths About Supply Management Published by the Montréal Economic Institute Recently, the Montréal Economic Institute (MEI) made several false allegations about supply management in the article “Neuf choses à savoir sur la gestion de l’offre” (in French only). However, these nine “things you should know” are actually nine MYTHS about supply management. So we decided to dispel these myths once and for all. Supply management… Chicken Farmers of Canada Announces Executive Committee for 2017 April 3, 2017 (Ottawa) - Chicken Farmers of Canada is proud to announce the election of the 2017 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… Family Farms Targeted by Activists: Canadian Chicken Farmers Proud to Raise the Chicken that Canadians Trust March 23, 2017 (Ottawa) - Canada's chicken farmers are appalled by the inaccurate and irresponsible portrayal of Canadian chicken production that is being used to target retail and foodservice companies. Mercy for Animals, a U.S.-based activist organization, has recently been using sensationalized video footage and accusations implying that this is representative of Canadian chicken farms. Other… Chicken Farmers of Canada’s Mandatory Animal Care Program Passes Third-Party Audit with Flying Colours Chicken Farmers of Canada delivers 'effective and consistent' national animal welfare program: Third-Party Auditor March 20, 2017 (Ottawa) - Chicken Farmers of Canada's (CFC) strong commitment to animal care has been confirmed with the completion of an inaugural comprehensive third-party audit. NSF International's report concluded that "The national Animal Care Program has been implemented effectively and maintained on an… Chicken Farmers of Canada Welcomes New Chair November 18, 2016 (Ottawa) – This morning, the Board of Directors of Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC) elected Benoît Fontaine as its new Chair. Hailing from Stanbridge Station, Quebec, Mr. Fontaine most recently served as the 1st Vice-Chair of the CFC Executive Committee. He first joined the Board of Directors in 2013 as an alternate,… Chicken Farmers of Canada Reacts to Agriculture Consultation Announcement November 18, 2016 (Ottawa) - Chicken Farmers of Canada welcomes news this afternoon that the Government of Canada is committed to Canada’s supply management system and appreciates that a consultation process is underway to ensure that regulations are not undermining the Canadian chicken sector. Today’s announcement focused on the fact that the Government of Canada… Supply managed farmers across Canada continue to fight the same old misconceptions when it comes to consumer prices. Supply managed farmers across Canada continue to fight the same old misconceptions when it comes to consumer prices. Farmers do not set retail prices and farm gate prices are small fraction of retail prices. Recently in the news you might have heard that supply management imposes large costs per family through higher prices than if…