August 21, 2020 Bi-Weekly Newsletter -
This is the 14th issue of our weekly news update. Effective July 11, we transitioned to bi-weekly updates. Our next newsletter will be on Friday September 4, 2020.
Allocation Setting Dates and Deadline Reminders
BCCMB News
Consultation for Proposed Changes to Election Rules
BCCMB has completed consultation regarding proposed changes to the election rules with the BC Chicken Growers Association. All BC chicken growers are encouraged to review our revised election rules and associated documents available on our website here.
Quota Production Allotments & Updates 
We have transitioned to a new program that allows Quota Production Allotments & Quota Production Updates to be sent to more than one email address. If you would like to add another recipient contact Karlie Erickson at karlieerickson@bcchicken.ca .
BC Agriculture News
Nutrient Management Update
As of July 15, 2020 poultry and livestock operations located in the Abbotsford, Cobble Hill, Grand Forks, Langley, Osoyoos, Spallumcheen vulnerable aquifer recharge areas that:
  • have 5 hectares or more total agricultural land base
  • apply nutrients to land and
  • have a post-harvest nitrate test result of 100 kg N/ha or more
are required to have a Nutrient Managment Plan for the Spring 2021 growing season.

Enquiries can be sent to: AEMCoPenquiries@gov.bc.ca
The BC Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative has developed a Farm Flood Readiness Toolkit to help farmers:
  • understand potential flood scenarios for their operation
  • identify areas and infrastructure on their farms that are most vulnerable to floods
  • increase their familiarity with how governments communicate and respond to flood events
  • understand what measures they can take to defend their farms against flooding
Click here to read the latest BC Agriculture Council member update.
Poultry Industry News
  • On August 14, British Columbian’s Chief Veterinarian issued an update on the Disease Notification of Virulent Pigeon Paramyxovirus in a non-commercial pigeon loft. All updates have been posted on our website here.
Broiler Quota Ads

  • Looking to purchase 7000 birds (13,503 kgs live wt) of broiler quota. Please call Adam Renner 250-833-8640 or email adamrenner1913@gmail.com.

  • Looking to purchase 1000 to 8000 birds of broiler quota. Ty: 250-463-2527 
Click here to read the August/September edition of Chicken Farmers of Canada newsletter "The Chicken Farmer."
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