September 16, 2022 Newsletter
This is the 62nd issue of our electronic news update.
Avian Influenza in BC
On September 12, 2022, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) at a commercial poultry farm in Chilliwack, BC. As a result, the BC Poultry Association is recommending all growers practice enhanced (red) biosecurity.

BCCMB Updates
Allocation for Period A-180
The allocation for Period A-180 ( December 18, 2022 to February 11, 2023) was set by the Chicken Farmers of Canada Board of Directors on September 12, 2022 at 6.5 % above base as follows (in KG LIVE weight.)

Canada
Domestic: 268,079,523
Market Development: 7,670,359
Specialty (BC, AB and ON): 2,175,267
MD as compared to domestic 2.86 %
Specialty as compared to domestic: 0.81%

British Columbia
Domestic: 36,558,031
Market Development: 999,564
Specialty:1,275,879
Total: 38,833,474
MD as compared to domestic: 2.73 %
Specialty as compared to domestic: 3.49%

6.5 % over base nationally yields 6.0 % 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 is set at 96.31 %.
Pricing for Period A-178
Pricing Orders for Period A-178 have been distributed and are now available on our industry website by going to "About BCCMB" -- "BCCMB Orders and Reports", -- "Pricing Orders."

A detailed explanation of the pricing orders can be found here.
Long Term Pricing Model for BC Chicken: Grower Cost Data Collection Update
Sercon Consulting has contacted random grower to participate in the cost survey. Thank you to those chosen growers for your participation. The data from this survey will be very useful for the Grower Cost Recovery Model committee going forward.
Broiler Quota Ads
Looking to purchase 10,000 birds of broiler quota. Please contact Richele at:
604 -897-1858

For Sale: 5 acre broiler farm in Chillwack with 25,000 quota. $6,750,000. Contact Walt Braun
waltbraun@me.com Tel: 604-316-5345.
Upcoming Deadlines

Period A-181 (February 12 – April 8, 2023)
CFC Sets Allocation Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Deadline to submit quota transfer papers: Friday November 4, 2022 
Deadline to submit allocation paperwork: Monday November 14 , 2022 at NOON

New Website
We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new website. Here are a few of the main changes:
  1. Grower forms are located under Information for Growers - Programs and Forms for Licensed Chicken Growers - Forms 
  2. The Grower Login area has management resources for growers. (If you do not have the password contact our office.)
  3. Information that is more targeted to consumers is separated in its own "mini" site that can be accessed in the top right hand corner by clicking "Consumer".
If you have any comments about the website, or are having trouble finding anything please contact cheryldavie@bcchicken.ca.
BC Chicken Month

We are so excited to be celebrating our 2nd September BC Chicken Month . Look for promotions on transit buses, in Edible magazines, Global TV and radio.
Check out new receipes and more on our website.

Funding for BC Chicken Month is provided, in part, by the BC Government’s Buy BC Partnership Program; delivered by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC with funding from the Government of British Columbia.
September Office Hours

Monday September 19, 2022
Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral
Office OPEN 8am to 4pm.

Friday September 30, 2022
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Office CLOSED
2020 Grower Surplus

The distribution of our operating surplus for the fiscal year 2020 has been completed.
If you have not yet cashed your cheque please do so as soon as possible.
If you were expecting a surplus but have not yet received it, please contact our office at info@bcchicken.ca.
Daryl Arnold
Daryl Arnold , retired grower of Moonlight Poultry Farm passed away on September 2, 2022. Daryl was an active member of the agriculture and poultry industry, serving on organizations such as the BC Chicken Growers' Association and the Metro Vancouver Agriculture committee. A celebration of life will be held Sunday, October 2, 2022, 11:30 a.m. at Northview Golf Club, 6857 168th Street in Surrey.