You're using an outdated browser. This website will not display correctly and some features will not work.
Learn more about the browsers we support for a faster and safer online experience.

Français

Farm Products Marketing Act

R.R.O. 1990, REGULATION 402

CHICKENS — MARKETING

Consolidation Period: From January 14, 2015 to the e-Laws currency date.

Last amendment: 6/15.

Legislative History: 245/91, 194/92, 560/92, 404/95, 528/96, 443/97, 264/02, 321/02, 109/05, 494/05, 7/06, 525/10, 129/11, 247/13, 6/15.

This is the English version of a bilingual regulation.

1. In this Regulation,

“chicken” means a chicken or any class or part thereof produced from the egg of a domestic hen; (“poulet”)

“local board” means Chicken Farmers of Ontario; (“commission locale”)

“plan” means the Ontario Chicken Plan; (“plan”)

“processor” means a person who slaughters chickens, and “processing” has a corresponding meaning; (“transformateur”)

“producer” means a person engaged in the production of chickens. (“producteur”)  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 402, s. 1; O. Reg. 528/96, s. 1.

2. This Regulation provides for the control and regulation in any or all respects of the producing and marketing within Ontario of chickens, including the prohibition of such producing and marketing in whole or in part.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 402, s. 2.

3. Revoked:  O. Reg. 404/95, s. 1.

Powers of Local Board

4. The Commission delegates to the local board the power,

(a) to require persons engaged in producing or marketing chickens to register their names, addresses and occupations with the local board;

(b) to require persons engaged in producing or marketing chickens to furnish such information relating to the production or marketing of chickens, including the completing and filing of returns, as the local board determines;

(c) to appoint persons to,

(i) inspect the books, records, documents, lands and premises and any chickens of persons engaged in producing or marketing chickens, and

(ii) enter on lands or premises used for the producing of chickens and perform a count of chickens;

(d) to stimulate, increase and improve the marketing of chickens by such means as it considers proper;

(e) to co-operate with a marketing board, local board, marketing commission or marketing agency of Canada or of any province in Canada for the purpose of marketing chickens;

(f) to do such acts and make such orders and issue such directions as are necessary to enforce the due observance and carrying out of the Act, the regulations and the plan.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 402, s. 4.

5. The Commission delegates to the local board its powers to make regulations with respect to chickens,

(a) providing for the licensing of any or all persons before commencing or continuing to engage in the producing, marketing or processing of chickens;

(b) prescribing or providing for classes of licences and the imposi­tion of terms and conditions of any class of licence;

(c) prohibiting persons from engaging in the producing, mar­keting or processing of chickens except under the authority of a licence and except in compliance with the terms and conditions of the licence;

(d) providing for the refusal to grant or renew, or the suspension or revocation of, a licence,

(i) where the applicant or licensee is not qualified by experience, financial responsibility or equipment to properly engage in the business for which the application was made or the licence granted, or

(ii) where the applicant or licensee has failed to comply with or has contravened the Act, the regulations, the plan or any order or direction of the Commission or local board or of a marketing agency of Canada;

(d.1) providing for the imposition, amount, disposition, and use of penalties, where, after a hearing, the local board is of the opinion that the applicant or licensee has failed to comply with or has contravened any term or condition of the licence or any provision of the Act, the regulations, any plan or any order or direction of the local board;

(e) prescribing the form of licences;

(f) providing for the exemption from any or all of the regulations, orders or directions under the plan of any class, variety, grade or size of chickens, or any person or class of persons engaged in the producing or marketing of chickens or any class, variety, grade or size of chickens;

(g) providing for the fixing of licence fees payable yearly, half-yearly, quarterly or monthly at different amounts or in instalments from any or all persons producing or marketing chickens and the collecting of the licence fees and the recovering of such licence fees by suit in a court of competent jurisdiction;

(h) requiring any person who receives chickens to deduct from the money payable for the chickens any licence fees payable to the local board by the person from whom he, she or it receives the chickens, and to forward such licence fees to the local board;

(i) requiring and providing for the furnishing of security or proof of financial responsibility or of a performance bond by a person or class of persons engaged in the producing, marketing or processing of chicken and providing for the administration, forfeiture and disposition of any money or securities so furnished and the proceeds therefrom;

(j) providing for the control and regulation of the marketing of chickens, including the times and places at which chickens may be marketed;

(k) providing for the control and regulation of agreements entered into by producers of chickens with persons engaged in marketing or processing chickens, and the prohibition of any provision or clause in such agreements;

(l) requiring any person who produces chickens to offer to sell and to sell the chickens through the local board;

(m) prohibiting any person from processing, packing or packaging any chickens that have not been sold by or through the local board;

(n) providing for the making of agreements relating to the marketing of chickens by or through the local board, and prescribing the terms and conditions of such agreements; and

(o) providing for the making of such orders and the issuing of such directions as are necessary to enforce the due observance and carrying out of the Act, the regulations, the plan or any order or direction of the local board.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 402, s. 5; O. Reg. 404/95, s. 2; O. Reg. 443/97, s. 1; O. Reg. 264/02, s. 1; O. Reg. 247/13, s. 1.

6. (1) All chickens shall be marketed through the local board.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 402, s. 6 (1).

(2) No person shall market chickens except through the local board.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 402, s. 6 (2).

7. The Commission vests in the local board the following powers:

1. To direct and control by order or direction, either as principal or agent, the marketing of chickens, including the times and places at which chickens may be marketed.

1.1 To determine the quality of each class, variety, grade and size of chickens that shall be marketed by each producer.

2. To prohibit the marketing of any class, variety, grade or size of chickens.

3. Revoked:  O. Reg. 194/92, s. 1.

4. To fix and impose service charges from time to time for the marketing of chickens.

5. To purchase or otherwise acquire such quantity or quantities of chickens as the local board considers advisable and to sell or otherwise dispose of any chickens so purchased or acquired.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 402, s. 7; O. Reg. 194/92, s. 1; O. Reg. 129/11, s. 1.

7.1  The Commission vests in the local board the power to make regulations,

(a) providing for the seizure and detention of chickens or of any class, variety, grade or size of chickens by a person appointed under clause 3 (1) (g) of the Act where the person believes on reasonable grounds an offence against the Act or the regulations has been committed in respect of the chickens;

(b) providing for the release from detention of chickens where the local board is satisfied that the owner of the chickens complies with the Act and the regulations respecting the chickens;

(c) providing for the disposal of chickens that have been seized and detained and providing for the administration and disposition of any money derived from any such disposal; and

(d) prescribing the manner in which chickens shall be seized, detained, released and disposed of.  O. Reg. 7/06, s. 1.

8. (1) Any person who produces and processes chickens shall, not later than the 31st day of January in any year, furnish to the local board a statement of the amount of chicken produced and used for processing in the preceding year.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 402, s. 8 (1).

(2) Any person who produces and processes chickens shall pay licence fees monthly to the local board in the same amounts as are prescribed by the local board under clause 5 (g) for every kilogram of chicken produced and processed.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 402, s. 8 (2).

(3) Any person who produces and processes chickens shall forward to the local board the licence fees payable in any month not later than the 15th day of the following month.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 402, s. 8 (3).

9. The local board may recover from any person by suit in a court of competent jurisdiction any licence fees payable to the local board.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 402, s. 9.

Quotas

10. (1) The Commission authorizes the local board,

(a) to require that chickens be marketed on a quota basis;

(b) to prohibit any person to whom a quota has not been fixed and allotted for the marketing of chickens or whose quota has been cancelled from marketing any chickens;

(c) to prohibit any person to whom a quota has been fixed and allotted for the marketing of chickens from marketing any chickens in excess of such quota; and

(d) to prohibit any person to whom a quota has been fixed and allotted for the marketing of chickens produced on lands or premises in respect of which such quota has fixed and allotted from marketing any chickens other than chickens produced on such lands or premises.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 402, s. 10 (1).

(2) The Commission authorizes the local board,

(a) to fix and allot to persons quotas for the marketing of chickens on such basis as the local board considers proper;

(b) to refuse to fix and allot to any person a quota for the marketing of chickens for any reason that the local board considers proper; and

(c) to cancel or reduce, or refuse to increase, a quota fixed and allotted to any person for the marketing of chickens for any reason that the local board considers proper.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 402, s. 10 (2).

11. (1) The Commission authorizes the local board,

(a) to require that chickens be produced on a quota basis;

(b) to prohibit any person to whom a quota has not been fixed and allotted for the producing of chickens or whose quota has been cancelled from producing any chickens;

(c) to prohibit any person to whom a quota has been fixed and allotted for the production of chickens from producing any chickens in excess of such quota; and

(d) to prohibit any person to whom a quota has been fixed and allotted for the producing of chickens on lands or premises in respect of which such quota was fixed and allotted from producing any chickens other than chickens produced on such lands and premises.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 402, s. 11 (1).

(2) The Commission authorizes the local board,

(a) to fix and allot to persons quotas for the producing of chickens on such basis as the local board considers proper;

(b) to refuse to fix and allot to any person a quota for the producing of chickens for any reason that the local board considers proper;

(c) to cancel or reduce, or refuse to increase, a quota fixed and allotted to any person for producing chickens for any reason that the local board considers proper, and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, to cancel or reduce any such quota as a penalty where the local board believes on reasonable grounds that the person to whom the quota was fixed and allotted has contravened the Act or the regulations; and

(d) to permit any person to whom a quota has been fixed and allotted for the producing of chickens to produce any chickens in excess of such quota on such terms and conditions as the local board considers proper.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 402, s. 11 (2).

12. (1) The Commission authorizes the local board to use any class of licence fees, service charges and other money payable to it, for the purpose of paying the expenses of the local board, carrying out and enforcing the Act and the regulations and carrying out the purposes of the plan.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 402, s. 12 (1).

(2) The Commission authorizes the local board to establish a fund in connection with the plan for the payment of any money that may be required for the purposes mentioned in subsection (1).  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 402, s. 12 (2).

13. Revoked:  O. Reg. 194/92, s. 2.

Power to Conduct Pools

14. The Commission authorizes the local board to conduct a pool or pools for the distribution of all money received from the sale of chickens and, after deducting all necessary and proper disbursements and expenses, to distribute the remainder of the money received from the sale in such manner that every producer receives a share of the remainder of the money received from the sale in relation to the amount, class, variety, grade or size of chickens delivered by the producer, and authorizes the local board to make an initial payment on delivery of the chickens and subsequent payments until all of the remainder of the money received from the sale is distributed to the producers.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 402, s. 14.

15. The Commission authorizes the local board to require the price or prices payable or owing to the producers for chickens to be paid to or through the local board and to recover such price or prices by suit in a court of competent jurisdiction.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 402, s. 15.

16. The Commission authorizes the local board to appoint agents, to prescribe their duties and terms and conditions of employment and to provide for their remuneration.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 402, s. 16.

Negotiating Agency

17. (1) There shall be a negotiating agency consisting of two parties, one of which represents the local board and one of which represents the licensed Ontario chicken processors.  O. Reg. 264/02, s. 2.

(2) The local board shall appoint five members to the negotiating agency.  O. Reg. 264/02, s. 2.

(3) The licensed Ontario chicken processors shall appoint five members to the negotiating agency.  O. Reg. 264/02, s. 2.

(4) The members appointed under subsections (2) and (3) shall be appointed for every quota period fixed by the local board.  O. Reg. 264/02, s. 2; O. Reg. 494/05, s. 1 (1).

(5) The local board and the licensed processors shall notify each other and the Commission in writing of the names and addresses of their appointees at least eight weeks before the beginning of the quota period for which they are negotiating the price.  O. Reg. 264/02, s. 2; O. Reg. 494/05, s. 1 (2).

(6) If the Commission is not notified by the time set out in subsection (5), it shall appoint the members necessary to complete the negotiating agency.  O. Reg. 264/02, s. 2.

(7) If a member of the negotiating agency dies, resigns, or is unable or unwilling to act, the local board, the licensed processors or the Commission, as the case may be, shall appoint a replacement and advise the other parties of his or her name and address.  O. Reg. 264/02, s. 2.

18. (1) Subject to subsections (6) and (7), the negotiating agency may adopt or settle by agreement the minimum live prices for chickens or for any class, variety, grade or size of chickens in accordance with this section. O. Reg. 6/15, s. 1 (1).

(1.1) In this section,

“chick” means a chicken that is less than seven days of age; (“poussin”)

“feed” means broiler chicken feed; (“nourriture”)

“quota period” means a quota period established by the local board for the purposes of sections 10 and 11. (“exercice contingentaire”) O. Reg. 6/15, s. 1 (1).

(2) Beginning with quota period A129 in 2015, the negotiating agency shall negotiate the minimum live prices for chickens by applying the following formula and negotiating adjustments to the various components of the formula in accordance with subsections (3), (4), (5), (5.2) and (5.3):

MLP = (CP + FP + PM) − AA

Where,

MLP means the minimum live price for chickens;

CP means the live chick price for sexed mixed chicks established by the Ontario Broiler Hatching Egg and Chick Commission for each quota period, expressed in dollars per kilogram of live chicken, and adjusted as necessary by the negotiating agency each quota period;

FP means the weighted average feed price derived from at least three independent Ontario feed mills with the largest volume of sales of chicken broiler feed that is reported by the Ontario Agri Business Association for each quota period, expressed in dollars per kilogram of live chicken, and adjusted as necessary by the negotiating agency each quota period;

PM means the producer margin, being the sum of the costs and expenses described in Column 2 of Table 1 of this section, as those costs and expenses are valued by the negotiating agency annually under subsection (4); and

AA means the three annual adjustments described in Schedule 1. O. Reg. 6/15, s. 1 (2).

(3) The negotiating agency shall negotiate the chick price and feed price each quota period. O. Reg. 6/15, s. 1 (2).

(4) Each year, the negotiating agency shall negotiate the value of each of the costs and expenses described in Column 2 of Table 1 of this section, other than the costs and expenses referred to in items 9, 10 and 11 of the Table that have a fixed value set out in Column 3 of the Table, and the renegotiated values shall take effect at the beginning of the first full quota period of the year. O. Reg. 6/15, s. 1 (2).

(5) Despite subsection (4), the values of any costs and expenses that are to be negotiated annually under that subsection may be negotiated more frequently than annually if exceptional and unforeseen circumstances exist. O. Reg. 6/15, s. 1 (2).

(5.1) If the values of any costs and expenses are negotiated more frequently than annually in accordance with subsection (5), the renegotiated values shall take effect at the beginning of the quota period that follows the conclusion of the negotiations and shall remain in effect until the beginning of the first full quota period of the following calendar year. O. Reg. 6/15, s. 1 (2).

(5.2) The three annual adjustments described in Schedule 1 shall be agreed to by the negotiating agency each year and shall take effect at the beginning of the first full quota period of the year. O. Reg. 6/15, s. 1 (2).

(5.3) Despite subsections (2) to (5.2), the negotiating agency shall negotiate the minimum live prices for chickens for quota period A129 by applying the formula set out in subsection (2), subject to the following rules:

1. The chick price shall be determined by using the amount of $0.3275 as the chick price for quota period A121 and negotiating adjustments to that amount to reflect the changes from quota period A121 to quota period A129.

2. The feed price shall be determined by using the amount of $0.7094 as the feed price for quota period A121 and negotiating adjustments to that amount to reflect the changes from quota period A121 to quota period A129.

3. The producer margin shall be determined by using the sum of the values set out in Column 3 of Table 1 of this section as the producer margin for quota period A121 and negotiating adjustments to those values, other than the values set out in items 9, 10 and 11 of Column 3 of the Table that are fixed values, to reflect the changes from quota period A121 to quota period A129.

4. The negotiating agency shall determine the volume adjustment for quota period A129, in the following manner:

i. Determine the volume adjustment for quota period A129 in accordance with paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of section 1 of Schedule 1.

ii. Determine the volume adjustment for quota period A122 in accordance with paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of section 1 of Schedule 1, using the values set out in Column 3 of Table 1 of this section for the purposes of the multiplication required under paragraph 3 of section 1 of Schedule 1.

iii. Determine the sum of the amounts determined under subparagraphs i and ii.

5. The negotiating agency shall determine the feed efficiency adjustment for quota period A129 in the following manner:

i. Determine the average of the feed prices, expressed in dollars per tonne, that were used to determine the minimum live prices for chickens during the previous 12-month period and multiply that average feed price by 0.000014.

ii. Determine the average of the feed prices, expressed in dollars per tonne, that were used to determine the minimum live prices for chickens during the 12-month period that preceded the 12-month period referred to in subparagraph i and multiply that average feed price by 0.000014.

iii. Determine the sum of the amounts determined under subparagraphs i and ii. O. Reg. 6/15, s. 1 (2).

(6) Subject to subsection (8), whenever the negotiating agency negotiates to determine the category pricing grid, it shall give notice to interested organizations who have requested to receive such notice, including Restaurants Canada, and those organizations shall be entitled to participate in the negotiations. O. Reg. 264/02, s. 2; O. Reg. 6/15, s. 1 (3).

(7) Subject to subsection (8), if an interested organization, including Restaurants Canada, wishes the negotiating agency to negotiate the category pricing grid, the organization may, upon request to the negotiating agency, initiate and participate in the negotiations. O. Reg. 264/02, s. 2; O. Reg. 6/15, s. 1 (4).

(8) The participation by interested organizations under subsections (6) and (7) is limited to participation in the negotiations to determine the category pricing grid, but does not include the right to proceed under section 19 to arbitration and to file a statement with the Commission under clause 19 (1) (b).  O. Reg. 264/02, s. 2.

Table 1
Costs and expenses included in Producer Margin

Column 1
Item

Column 2
Costs and Expenses

Column 3
Value of Costs and Expenses as of Quota Period A121 (expressed in dollars per kilogram of live chicken)

1.

Energy

0.0517

2.

Repairs and Maintenance

0.0228

3.

Property Taxes and Insurance

0.0122

4.

Office and Overhead

0.0255

5.

Contract Services

0.0815

6.

Labour - General Management

0.1325

7.

Return on Capital

0.0713

8.

Working Capital Interest

0.0012

9.

Farm Vehicle

0.0080

10.

Levies and licence fees

0.0204

11.

Depreciation of assets

0.0694

O. Reg. 6/15, s. 1 (5).

Arbitration

19. (1) If the negotiating agency does not arrive at an agreement under subsection 18 (3), (4), (5), (5.2) or (5.3) by 4 p.m. on the day specified in subsection (2), or decides before that date that an agreement cannot be reached, it shall submit in writing to the Commission,

(a) a signed agreement concerning any matters agreed to in relation to the relevant negotiation; and

(b) a statement of the final position of each of the parties on each matter in dispute. O. Reg. 494/05, s. 3; O. Reg. 6/15, s. 2 (1).

(2) The day referred to in subsection (1) is,

(a) in the case of a negotiation under subsection 18 (3) or (5.3), the day that is three weeks before the beginning of the quota period;

(b) in the case of a negotiation under subsection 18 (4) or (5.2), the day that is seven weeks before the beginning of the first full quota period in the calendar year; or

(c) in the case of a negotiation under subsection 18 (5), the day that is seven weeks before the beginning of the next quota period. O. Reg. 494/05, s. 3; O. Reg. 6/15, s. 2 (2, 3).

(3) The Commission shall refer the matters in dispute in a negotiation under subsection 18 (3), (4), (5), (5.2) or (5.3), as the case may be, to an arbitration board. O. Reg. 494/05, s. 3; O. Reg. 6/15, s. 2 (4).

(4) An arbitration board shall be composed of one member, who shall be appointed by the members of the negotiating agency.  O. Reg. 494/05, s. 3.

(5) The Commission shall appoint the member of an arbitration board if he or she has not been appointed,

(a) in the case of an arbitration relating to a negotiation under subsection 18 (3) or (5.3), at least two weeks before the beginning of the quota period;

(b) in the case of an arbitration relating to a negotiation under subsection 18 (4) or (5.2), at least six weeks before the beginning of the first full quota period in the calendar year; or

(c) in the case of an arbitration relating to a negotiation under subsection 18 (5), at least six weeks before the beginning of the next quota period. O. Reg. 494/05, s. 3; O. Reg. 6/15, s. 2 (5, 6).

(6) If the member of an arbitration board dies, resigns or is unable or unwilling to act before he or she has made an award, the negotiating agency or the Commission, as the case may be, shall appoint a new member and the new member shall continue and complete the arbitration.  O. Reg. 494/05, s. 3.

(7) An arbitration board shall make its award by 4 p.m. on the day specified in subsection (8) by selecting, without modification, one of the final positions on each matter submitted by the parties, and shall provide written reasons for the selection before the beginning of the next quota period.  O. Reg. 494/05, s. 3.

(8) The day referred to in subsection (7) is,

(a) in the case of an arbitration relating to a negotiation under subsection 18 (3) or (5.3), the day that is one week before the beginning of the quota period;

(b) in the case of an arbitration relating to a negotiation under subsection 18 (4) or (5.2), the day that is two weeks before the beginning of the first full quota period in the calendar year; or

(c) in the case of an arbitration relating to a negotiation under subsection 18 (5), the day that is two weeks before the beginning of the next quota period. O. Reg. 494/05, s. 3; O. Reg. 6/15, s. 2 (7, 8).

(9) An arbitration board shall not make an award under subsection (7) if the parties reach an agreement on all matters in dispute and inform the board of that fact before an award is made.  O. Reg. 494/05, s. 3.

(10) In an award or agreement made under this section in relation to a negotiation under subsection 18 (5), any revised or renegotiated producer margin shall take effect at the beginning of the quota period that follows the conclusion of the negotiations and shall remain in effect until the first full quota period of the following calendar year. O. Reg. 6/15, s. 2 (9).

(11) Every arbitration shall be conducted in accordance with the formula for minimum live prices for chickens set out in subsection 18 (2). O. Reg. 494/05, s. 3; O. Reg. 6/15, s. 2 (10).

Advisory Committee

20. (1) There shall be an advisory committee to be known as “The Chicken Industry Advisory Committee” established in accordance with this section.  O. Reg. 525/10, s. 1.

(2) The members of the advisory committee shall be appointed for a one-year term that shall begin on January 1 of any given year and end on December 31 of that year.  O. Reg. 525/10, s. 1.

(3) The advisory committee shall be composed of nine members, appointed as follows:

1. Three members shall be appointed by the Commission.

2. Three members shall be appointed by the local board.

3. Three members shall be appointed by the Association of Ontario Chicken Processors.  O. Reg. 525/10, s. 1.

(4) The Commission shall appoint one of the members it appoints under paragraph 1 of subsection (3) as the chair of the advisory committee.  O. Reg. 525/10, s. 1.

(5) If the Chair of the advisory committee dies, resigns or is unable to act, the Commission shall appoint a replacement chair from among the remaining members of the advisory committee.  O. Reg. 525/10, s. 1.

(6) If a member of the advisory committee other than the Chair dies, resigns or is unable to act, the body that appointed the member shall appoint a replacement member to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the member’s term.  O. Reg. 525/10, s. 1.

(7) If any of the bodies referred to in subsection (3) fails to appoint a member in accordance with that subsection or to appoint a replacement member in accordance with subsection (6), the Commission may appoint the member or replacement member.  O. Reg. 525/10, s. 1.

(8) The advisory committee may advise and make recommendations to the local board in respect of,

(a) the promotion of harmonious relationships between persons engaged in the production and marketing of chickens;

(b) the promotion of greater efficiency in the production and marketing of chickens;

(c) the prevention and correction of irregularities and inequities in the marketing of chickens;

(d) the improvement of the quality and variety of chickens;

(e) the improvement of the circulation of market information respecting chickens; and

(f) any matter with respect to which the local board may be empowered to make regulations under the Act.  O. Reg. 525/10, s. 1.

Schedule 1
Annual adjustments
to the minimum Live Price for chickens

1. A volume adjustment to reflect the annual changes in the authorized volume of domestic production of chicken allocated to Ontario by Chicken Farmers of Canada shall be determined in the following manner:

1. Determine the percentage change in the authorized volume of domestic production of chicken allocated to Ontario between the two previous 12-month periods.

2. Reduce the percentage determined under paragraph 1 by half.

3. Multiply the percentage determined under paragraph 2 by the sum of current value of the costs and expenses set out in Column 2 of Table 1 of section 18, other than items 8 and 10 of the Table.

4. Add the amount of the volume adjustment of the previous year to the amount determined under paragraph 3.

2. A feed efficiency adjustment, to reflect ongoing improvements in the amount of feed it takes to produce one kilogram of live chicken, shall be determined in the following manner:

1. Determine the average of the feed prices, expressed in dollars per tonne, that were used to determine the minimum live prices for chickens during the previous 12-month period.

2. Multiply the average feed price determined under paragraph 1 by 0.000014.

3. Add the amount of the feed efficiency adjustment of the previous year to the amount determined under paragraph 2.

3. A producer efficiency adjustment to reflect the exclusion of high costs of production, as follows:

1. In 2015, the efficiency adjustment shall be $0.0070.

2. In 2016, the efficiency adjustment shall be $0.0139.

3. In 2017, the efficiency adjustment shall be $0.0208.

4. In 2018 and in every subsequent year, the efficiency adjustment shall be $0.0277.

O. Reg. 6/15, s. 3.

 

Français