January 20, 2023 Newsletter
This is the 69th issue of our electronic news update.
Update on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in BC
In BC, there are currently thirty five infected premises (IPs) that have reached primary decontamination and five IPs that still need to have their piles capped and approved by CFIA. Piles capped is an important milestone because it will allow farms within 1km to place chicks.

For CFIA's interactive permit movement tool, click here.

For more information and resources about avian influenza from Chicken Farmers of Canada click here.
Allocation for Period A-182
The allocation for Period A-182 (April 9 to June 3, 2023 ) was set by the Chicken Farmers of Canada Board of Directors on January 17, 2023 at 0.5 % above base as follows (in KG LIVE weight.)

Canada
Domestic: 283,761,394
Market Development: 7,092,309
Specialty (BC, AB and ON): 2,187,147
MD as compared to domestic 2.50%
Specialty as compared to domestic: 0.77%

British Columbia
Domestic: 39,164,204
Market Development: 1,342,429
Specialty:1,261,622
Total: 41,768,255
MD as compared to domestic: 3.43 %
Specialty as compared to domestic: 3.22 %

0.5 % over base nationally yields +0.27 % 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 103.93% 
Broiler Quota Ads

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-183 (June 4 – , July 29, 2023)
CFC Sets Allocation Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Deadline to submit quota transfer papers: Friday March 10, 2023
Deadline to submit allocation paperwork: Monday March 20 , 2023 at NOON
BC Chicken Facts
The Fall issue of BC Chicken Facts is now available on our website. Find it in the "About BCCMB" section then click
BC Poultry Conference
March 2 - 3, 2023
Registration for the BC Poultry Conference is now ready!
The BCCMB/BCCGA AGM is scheduled for March 2, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.
Early bird deadline is January 27, 2023. Register Here.
National Updates
Chicken Farmers of Canada will continue setting allocations one at a time for periods A-183 and A-184. Read more here.
Chicken Farmers of Canada will be focusing on a non-regulatory approach to further reducing antimicrobial use, with specific attention on reducing the preventive use of Category III antimicrobials. Read more here.
Thank you to all the growers who have registered for the the Canadian Poultry and Egg On Farm Investment Program (PEFIP) This program offers funding for projects that:  
  • increase efficiency or productivity
  • improve on-farm food safety and biosecurity
  • improve environmental sustainability
  • respond to consumer preferences
  • contribute to on-farm modernization, such as feeding, watering, lighting, ventilation, and comfort system upgrades.
If you have yet not registered, learn more here.