by BETTER FARMING STAFF
The Chicken Farmers of Ontario re-elected board chair Murray Booy for his fifth term at their annual general meeting Monday in Mississauga. First vice-chair is Henry Zantingh and second vice-chair is Murray Opsteen.
When reached by phone today, Booy said details of an agreement reached in January between Ontario and Quebec farmer and processor representatives are still being worked out. He said implementation is expected in the fall.
As part of the agreement, all parties agreed to new systems to counter the adverse impact caused to their provincial processor allocation systems by high levels of interprovincial movement of live chicken. The agreement emphasizes the core objective of delivering chicken grown in a province to processors operating in that province.
“We are very pleased to have arrived at a solution that addresses this critical industry issue,” Booy said when the agreement was reached after more than a year of negotiations. BF