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.

2019-2020 Board of Directors
District 5 – Jake Wiebe, Chair
District 1 – Stuart Nikkel, Vice Chair
District 2 – Claudia Wollmann, KAP Alternate Representative
District 3 – Ted Froese, CFC Director
District 4 – Josie Boschman, CFC Alternate Director
District 6 – Benny Waldner, PACC Representative
District 7A – Dean Penner, Hatching Egg Director, CHEP Director
District 7B – Murray Klassen, Hatching Egg Director, CHEP Alternate Director, KAP Representative

We are staffed by 7 employees. To get in touch with us, click here.

As part of season 31 of @greattastesmb we have a special treat. We’re showcasing our Manitoba farms and introducing you to some of the hard-working families who produce the food for our recipes. Tomorrow evening we’ll be introducing you to the Martens family, owners of Nateson Acres Ltd. Have you have ever wondered how chicken is farmed in Manitoba? Watch and learn as Nathan and Stacy Martens and their children share their story of why they love being chicken farmers. We’d like to extend a sincere thank you to the Martens family for sharing their story.
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Thanks Great Tastes of Manitoba. We’re excited about these chicken toast recipes. Fresh. Simple. Delicious. Elevated. That's what Saturday's show, A Toast to Manitoba Chicken, is all about. We can't wait to share it with you!

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Chicken is so easy to prepare and can be used to create delicious recipes around the world. Just one more reason to love chicken!
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We’re excited to share our second Great Tastes of Manitoba show of season 31 “A Toast to Manitoba Chicken”. On Saturday, November 28 at 6:30 pm on CTV Winnipeg Gina Sunderland, Food & Consumer Relations Specialist and host Dez Daniels will be showcasing three delicious chicken toast recipes. As a special treat we’ll also be introducing you to the Martens family, owners of Nateson Acres Ltd. Nathan and Stacy Martens and their six children will share their story of why they love being chicken farmers! We hope you're able to tune-in this Saturday. Head over to our new website to read our blog to learn more:
https://manitobachicken.ca/2020/11/26/great-tastes-of-manitoba-season-31-show-2-a-toast-to-manitoba-chicken/
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In season 31 of @GreatTastesMB we have a special treat. We’re showcasing Manitoba farms & ... introducing you to families who produce the food for our recipes. Tomorrow you’ll meet the Martens, owners of Nateson Acres Ltd. Watch & learn why they love being being chicken farmers.

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As part of season 31 of Great Tastes of Manitoba we have a special treat. We’re showcasing our Manitoba farms and introducing you to some of the hard-working families who produce the food for our recipes. Tomorrow evening we’ll be introducing you to the Martens family, owners of Nateson Acres Ltd. Have you have ever wondered how chicken is farmed in Manitoba? Watch and learn as Nathan and Stacy Martens and their children share their story of why they love being chicken farmers. We’d like to extend a sincere thank you to the Martens family for sharing their story.
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#mbfoods #mbfarms #mbchicken #iheartchickenfarmers #mbag #mbagriculture #eatlocal
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