April 1, 2022 Newsletter
This is the 53rd issue of our electronic news update.
Celebrate the Resiliance of Our Community
April 9, 2022
Abbotsford Exhibition Park
11 am to 3 pm
Allocation for Period A-177
Allocation for Period A-177
The Allocation for Period A-177 (July 3, 2022 to August 27, 2022) was set by the Chicken Farmers of Canada Board of Directors on March 22, 2022 at 3.5 % above base as follows (in KG LIVE weight.)

Market Development: 9,069,647
Specialty (BC, AB and ON): 2,163,757
MD as compared to domestic 3.21 %
Specialty as compared to domestic: 0.77 %

British Columbia
Domestic: 39,241,981
Market Development: 1,671,626
Specialty: 1,336,789
Total: 42,250,396
MD as compared to domestic: 4.26%
Specialty as compared to domestic: 3.41%

3.5 % over base nationally yields 2.9 % to BC under the current CFC allocation agreement and the recovery agreement to eastern Canada for periods A-163 and A-164.

The pro-rata allotment for BC growers has been set at 105.98%
Broiler Quota Ads
Looking to purchase 11,000 birds of broiler quota. (Fraser Valley)
Contact Joel at:

Looking to purchase 10,000 birds of broiler quota. Please contact Richele at:
604 -897-1858
Period A-178 (August 28 – October 22, 2022)
CFC Sets Allocation Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Deadline to submit quota transfer papers: Friday May 6, 2022
Deadline to submit allocation paperwork: Monday May 16 , 2022 at NOON
Poultry and Egg Farm Investment Program - New User Guide
If you had some difficulty registering for the the Poultry and Egg Farm Investment Program yet, a new user guide is available
Flooding Resurces
Agriculture Flood Response Resource Hub April 2, 2022

A drop-in event for flood-affected producers and families to access resources, connect, talk and
share perspectives. Livestock and horticulture producers and families who have been affected by
recent flooding are welcome.
Organized in partnership by the BC Ministry of Agriculture, AgSafe BC, LMHIA and the Pacific
Agriculture Tradeshow.
No ticket is required to attend the Resource Hub, although a vaccine passport must be
presented at the door to Tradex.
The event will be held on April 2, 2022 from 10am to 2pm at the
Aviator Room, Tradex, Abbotsford.
Flood Stories Project
Drs. Michelle Superle and Robert Newell of the Food and Agriculture Institute at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) are inviting farmers and their family members affected by the November 2021 flood to participate in The Flood Stories Project by sharing their experiences of the flood.
For more information contact Dr. Michell Superle at  michelle.superle@ufv.ca.
Avian Influenza Update
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) subtype H5N1 has recently been confirmed in four domestic poultry flocks in Ontario.  Read more here.

This news demonstrates that avian influenza is continuing its course and that heightened biosecurity is of the utmost importance. Please continue to practice vigilance in implementing strong biosecuriyt on your farms to protect not only your flock, but your neighbouring flocks as well:

  • Minimize direct contact between poultry farms and prevent contact with wild birds
  • Avoid non-essential personnel entries to your farm premises and barns
  • Change footwear when entering the Restricted Area and prevent wearing contaminated clothing and equipment in production areas
  • Closely monitor flock health, including mortalities, feed and water consumption, and abnormal bird behaviour
  • Immediately consult your veterinarian in cases of unexplained mortality or flock illness; submit unexplained mortalities for testing
  • Follow the requirements of the On-Farm Food Safety Program for biosecurity 

If AI is suspected on a farm, farmers should implement a self-quarantine, call their veterinarian and inform their provincial board office.

Chicken Farmers of Canada has established an Avian Influenza website with more information on biosecurity, clinical signs and procedures when AI is suspected on your farm. Find out more here.