April 16, 2018 - Canadians are willing to pay more for chicken, according to a monthly survey by the Chicken Farmers of Canada national supply-management agency.
Prices for boneless, skinless chicken breast have been 3.3 per cent higher than a year ago so far this year, increasing by more than prices for beef and pork.
And that’s despite a 4.3 per cent increase in the amount of chicken on the market so far this year,
That increase is a combination of a seven per cent production increase by Canadian farmers, an 18 per cent decline in imports and a 28.5 per cent increase in the relatively small volome of exports.
Ontario production in January and February increased by 12.7 per cent.