Public Consultation on Chicken Allocation and Northern Ontario

All interested parties, farmer, processors and consumers are invited to join a consultation about the chicken quota allocation in Ontario.

The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission, Chicken Farmers of Ontario and the Association of Ontario Chicken Processors, as Team Ontario, is undertaking broad consultations on how to allocate growth in the Ontario chicken industry. The goal of the process is to help generate input, feedback, and advice on how to allocate growth in a manner that will successfully position the Ontario chicken industry for future economic growth and success. Consultations across Ontario will help shape the decisions on how future growth is distributed to producers and processors.

This is your opportunity to help shape the future of the chicken industry in Northern Ontario
Date: February 10th
Time: 10 am
Location: See below for locations across Northern Ontario.

It is recommended that attendees read the background information provided by the CFO
http://www.ontariochicken.ca/chickenindustryconsultations
If you can’t attend in person, you can submit your input online:
http://www.bryanboyle.ca/chicken-growth-input/

Public Locations for the Meetings: RSVP Appreciated

Algoma:
Central Algoma Freshwater Coalition Office
9154 Hwy 17 E
Bruce Mines, ON
Directly across from the Shell, Apt 2 Second Floor.
Contact David Thompson, Rural Agri-Innovation Network
Dthompson@ssmic.com
705 942-7927 x 3027

North Eastern District:
Green Tractor Earlton Boardroom
271429 Poupore Rd
Earlton, ON
Contact: Barry Potter
barry.potter@ontario.ca
705-647-2086

Sudbury, Nippissing, Parry Sound
Regional Coop Board room
4 Principale street
Verner On
Contact: Pierrette Desrochers
Pierrette.Desrochers@ontario.ca
705-594-2313

Thunder Bay:
Boardroom
Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce
200 Syndicate Ave
Thunder Bay
Contact: Rudy Buitenhuis OMAFRA
rudy.buitenhuis@ontario.ca
807-475-1214

Rainy River District:
Boardroom Rainy River Futures
608 Scott Street,
Fort Frances
Contact: Gary Sliworsky
gary.sliworsky@ontario.ca
807-482-1921

Dryden :
66 Keith Ave
Dryden, ON
Contact: Jen Springett
kenorasoil@hotmail.com

Manitoulin Island:
LAMBAC Office
30 Meredith St.
Gore Bay, ON

All consultations will be focused on how Ontario can help:

1) Evolve the allocation systems of both farmers and processors to improve the flexibility and responsiveness in capitalizing on growth opportunities in the chicken market place

2) Create value by serving the needs of growing and emerging markets

3) Encourage innovation, new business-building ideas

4) Serve the needs of existing markets taking into consideration their size, importance and historical investment

5) Develop a system that is predictable and stable that aligns the interests of key stakeholders in the chicken industry

6) Encourage quality, efficiency and value creation

 

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