December 5, 2020 Newsletter
This is the 23rd issue of our electronic news update.
Pricing Update
The BC Chicken Growers Association and BC Broiler Hatching Egg Producers' Association provided comments on various pricing options. Read more about the Review of BC Chicken Sector Pricing here.
Mark Your Calendars!
BCCMB will be hosting a meeting to discuss topics including the pricing review, allocation for A167/168, poultry health and chicken market conditions. The meeting will be held online on December 16, 2020 from 7-9pm via Ring Central. The link and code will be sent later. You will need to download the Ring Central Ap to prior to participating.

Yellow Biosecurity Status
Due to the rapid spread of high path avian influenza (AI) in Europe and Asia as well as the complications associated with Covid-19 restrictions, the BC Poultry Association is recommending all BC chicken growers move from green to yellow biosecurity status.
Learn more here.
A-168 Allocation
On Dec. 2, 2020, the CFC Board of Directors set allocation for period A-168 ( February 14 to May 10, 2021) at -2.5% to base.

National Allocation (in kilograms live weight):
Domestic: 253,395,569
Market Development: 10,071,512
Specialty: 2,028,748
Total 265,495,829

-2.5 % below base yields -2.5 % below base for British Columbia because the national allocation formula does not apply when the base is set below zero.

British Columbia’s share (kilograms live weight) is:

Domestic: 35,362,918
MD: 2,321,512
Specialty: 1,148,617
Total: 38,833,047

MD represents 5.98 % of BC’s total allocation.
Specialty represents 2.96% of BC’s total allocation.
The pro-rata allottment to growers will be 94.59% .
BCCMB Holiday Office Hours
Thursday, December 24 
8:00 AM to noon
Friday, December 25 
Closed –Merry Christmas
Monday, December 28 
Closed- for Boxing Day
Tuesday, December 29
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, December 30 
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, December 31 
8:00 AM to noon
Friday, January 1 
Closed- Happy New Year
Monday, January 4 
Normal schedule resumes 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday
Upcoming Deadlines
Period A-169 (April 11 – June 5, 2021)
CFC Sets Allocation Wednesday January 20, 2021
Deadline to submit quota transfer papers: Wednesday January 13, 2021
Deadline to submit allocation paperwork: Tuesday January 19, 2020 at NOON
Period A-170 (June 6 – July 31 2021)
CFC Sets Allocation Tuesday March 16, 2021
Deadline to submit quota transfer papers: Tuesday March 9, 2021
Deadline to submit allocation paperwork: Monday March 15, 2021 at NOON
DEADLINE FOR QUOTA EXPANSION. Growers who have not gotten the entirety of the 20% quota Increase must provide barn space by JULY 5th, 2021 at NOON. Insufficient space will result in forfeiture of any portion of the growth quota that cannot be accommodated.
The BC Chicken Marketing Board is hiring for the position of Field Services Representive.
2021 BCCMB Election
The elected term of Mr. Derek Janzen expires on March 31, 2021. 
Union Gospel Mission Needs Your Support
BC Poultry Farmers are providing support to fund the BC Poultry Farmers Kitchen in the new Union Gospel Mission's Women and Families Centre in Vancouver. Currently the fundraising target is half way met. Please consider contributing to this worthy cause.
Chicken Farmers of Canada Newsletter
Chicken Farmers of Canada is happy to announce the launch of the new The Inside Coop Podcast.

This public facing podcast features Canadian farmers and industry experts discussing topics such as mental health, women in agriculture, sustainability and more. Learn more here.
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