About Manitoba Chicken Producers

 

Purpose Statement: To advocate for the sustainability of our farmers so that we can continue to provide a healthy, safe, and nutritious supply of chicken to our communities.

Manitoba Chicken Producers is a provincial farmer-run organization whose main responsibility is to ensure that Manitoba farmers produce enough hatching eggs and meat chickens to meet the needs of the marketplace. The system we operate under is commonly known as supply management or orderly marketing. Manitoba Chicken Producers regulates hatching egg and chicken production in Manitoba. Farmers require a quota allotment for hatching eggs and meat chickens. We allocate quota, set production levels, and monitor production on each farm. More information on our industry can be found here.

Our organization is completely funded through levies paid by registered farmers according to the number of eggs and kilograms of chicken marketed. We do not receive any government subsidies, grants, or other taxpayer monies.

Our directions and policies are determined by an eight-member board of directors that meets regularly. The board is made up of chicken farmers elected from each of the six chicken producing districts and two hatching egg farmers elected to represent the hatching egg producers.

The board of directors meets with hatcheries and provincial processors to determine the needs of the marketplace and to set the minimum prices paid to farmers. We do not set wholesale or retail chicken prices.

Another key responsibility is to ensure that the voice of Manitoba hatching egg and chicken farmers is heard at the provincial, national, and international level.

We promote the consumption of Manitoba chicken and act as an information resource for anyone interested in buying or using Manitoba chicken.

We were established in 1968 under the Natural Products Marketing Act of the Provincial Government (now known as the Farm Products Marketing Act). We are members of the national hatching egg agency, Canadian Hatching Egg Producers, and the national chicken farmer organization, Chicken Farmers of Canada.

In accordance with the Federal Government’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), Manitoba Chicken Producers takes several steps to safeguard the collection, use, and disclosure of farmer information. We do not share farmer information with the public or media. To further understand how we manage our PIPEDA obligations, please review our Privacy Policy.

2020-2021 Board of Directors
District 5 – Jake Wiebe, Chair
District 1 – Stuart Nikkel, Vice Chair
District 2 – Claudia Wollmann, KAP Representative
District 3 – Ted Froese, CFC Director
District 4 – Josie Boschman, CFC Alternate Director
District 6 – Elie Kleinsasser
District 7A – Henry Heppner, Hatching Egg Director, CHEP Alternate Director, KAP Alternate Representative
District 7B – Murray Klassen, Hatching Egg Director, CHEP Director

We are staffed by 8 employees. To get in touch with us, click here.

We’re looking forward to meeting @4hmanitoba students on Thursday to offer a virtual “Food Series” class. In addition to preparing delicious, nutritious recipes we’re also excited to educate students about agri-food connections. Have you ever wondered where your roast chicken or chicken fingers come from? We’re proud to show you how Manitoba Chicken Producers farmers raise broiler chickens (meat chickens) in our new on-farm video featuring one of our very own farmers, Rachel. In this video she takes you right into her barn for an up close and personal look into her life as a third generation chicken farmer and shares honest answers to 10 common chicken farming questions.
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🥜 Attention all the peanut butter lovers out there, this is your special day! Celebrate Peanut Butter Day with our comforting African Chicken Soup. This creamy, flavour-packed soup combines protein-packed tender chicken, peanut butter, curry, and coconut milk to deliver hearty, warming satisfaction. 🥜

Find the full recipe with the link in our bio and on today's stories.

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It's National Pie Day! Our Individual Chicken Pot Pies are the perfect way to celebrate! This recipe is loaded with tender, protein-rich chicken breast and veggies, topped-off with a decadent puff-pastry crust. These little chicken pies may look fancy, but are simple to prepare and so easy to serve. Pair them with crusty bread or a salad and supper to served!

Find the link for this recipe in our bio and on today's stories.

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If eating local important to you, DYK you can enjoy nutritious, local chicken year round? Look for The Raised by a Canadian Farmer logo on your fresh packs of chicken at the grocery store. This logo guarantees you are buying, sustainable, healthy chicken, and you are also supporting local farmers! Eat local, feel great, be healthy!

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We’re meeting @4HManitoba students this Thurs. Along with prepping recipes we’ll also sharing ... chicken farming facts. Ever wondered where your chicken fingers come from? We’ll show you how our farmers raise chickens in our new on-farm video featuring one of our farmers, Rachel! 🐓

We're taking a look back at 2021 as we plan for what comes next. Watch KAP's Path to a Sustainable ... and Profitable Future ⬇️

LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yKe0csSHtE

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We’re looking forward to meeting 4-H Manitoba students on Thursday to offer a virtual “Food Series” class. In addition to preparing delicious, nutritious recipes we’re also excited to educate students about agri-food connections. Have you ever wondered where your roast chicken or chicken fingers come from? We’re proud to show you how Manitoba Chicken Producers farmers raise broiler chickens (meat chickens) in our new on-farm video featuring one of our very own farmers, Rachel. In this video she takes you right into her barn for an up close and personal look into her life as a third generation chicken farmer and shares honest answers to 10 common chicken farming questions. #4H #broilerfarming #AgEducation #mbchicken #chickenfarming #iheartchickenfarmers #farmingfacts #broilerfarm ... See MoreSee Less
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