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.

2022-2023 Board of Directors
District 5 – Jake Wiebe, Chair
District 1 – Stuart Nikkel, Vice Chair, CFC Alternate Director
District 2 – Claudia Wollmann, KAP Representative
District 3 – Rod Wiebe
District 4 – Josie Boschman, CFC Director
District 6 – Elie Kleinsasser, PACC Representative, KAP Alternate Representative
District 7 – Henry Heppner, Hatching Egg Director, CHEP Alternate Director
District 7 – Murray Klassen, Hatching Egg Director, CHEP Director

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

This weekend on @greattastesmb we are throwing it back to summer, when we visited one of our busy, young families who introduced us to their community and toured us through their barn.

Manitoba chicken farmers Rolly & Liane had always loved the rural lifestyle and knew they wanted to raise their kids close to their farming roots, but owning a farm wasn’t a viable option for them for many years. In the meantime they pursued other careers, started a family and became very involved in volunteer work their small community. In 2017 they were presented with an opportunity to get back into farming and they, along with their extended family, jumped at the chance to raise chickens.

Their story premieres this weekend on our “Easy Italian” Great Tastes of Manitoba show. We can’t wait to share their whole story with you!

#MBFoods #MBFarms #LovelocalMB #beforetheplate #familyfarms #Farmfamilies #mbchicken

We’re pleased to be a gold sponsor for the @energy106fm 12 hour “Hope for the Holidays” radio brodcast from 6AM-6PM in support of Harvest Manitoba! 📻

We also have a Harvest bin located at our office at: 1357 Kenaston Blvd. If you would like to drop off non-perishable food items we’re here until 4PM today, and Monday-Friday next week between 8AM-4PM.

Remember, every donation, big or small, has a positive impact on the more vulnerable members of our communities.

Text "HARVEST" to 204-452-1061 to donate to @harvestmanitoba!


We’re excited to share our second @greattastesmb show of season 33, “Easy Italian,” on Saturday, December 10 at 6:30 p.m. on CTV Winnipeg. Gina Sunderland and host Dez Daniels will showcase three delicious Italian” chicken recipes. We’ll also introduce you to another one of the hard-working families who produce the food for our recipes. On this show Roland (Rolly) and Liane share how they have always loved the rural lifestyle, but owning a farm wasn’t a viable option for them for many years. In 2017 they applied to the Manitoba Chicken Producers new entrant program. They, along with their extended family, were extremely excited about the chance to farm again. Read our blog to learn more about the Poirons and our delicious recipes! Hope you can tune-in to CT Winnipeg this Saturday at 6:30 PM.

Find the link to our blog in our bio.

Thanks for sharing @greattastesmb

We are so excited to share our Great Tastes of Manitoba “Easy Italian” show with everyone! Our three recipes are so delicious and so easy to prepare! Perfect additions to your holiday menus. These are recipes the entire family can get in the kitchen and help prepare.

@greattastesmb On our final episode of 2022 we are joined by Gina Sunderland from Manitoba Chicken and we're making Easy Italian Favourites. 'Tis the season of long to do lists and extraordinary social commitments, but everyone's still got to eat, right? Let us help you make family meals easier.
"Easy Italian" premieres Saturday on our website & Youtube channel. Subscribe so you never miss an episode!
#MBFoods #MBFarms #Lovelocalmb #Whatsfordinner #easy #tripletested #recipes

We’re looking forward to introducing you to Manitoba chicken farmers Rolly & Liane on ...@GreatTastesMB this Sat at 6:30 PM on @ctvwinnipeg Theirs story is one of inspiration to return to rural life and farming!

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In 2017 Rolly & Liane were given an opportunity to get back into farming and they, along with ...their extended family, jumped at the chance to raise @manitobachicken. Tune in Saturday to watch their full story! http://greattastesmb.ca #MBFoods #MBFarms #Beforetheplate

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We’re excited to introduce you to Manitoba Chicken farmers Rolly and Liane this weekend on Great Tastes of Manitoba! Their story is one of determination to return to their farming roots, and raise their young family in a rural setting, where there is a strong and vibrant sense of community! We hope you can tune in on Saturday evening at 6:30 PM on CTV News Winnipeg where we'll be sharing their full story. ... See MoreSee Less
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