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.

Join us on January 21 for a watch & learn session as part of 4-H Manitoba’s Food Series Virtual Programming!

In this program we will provide 4-H participants with the opportunity to learn how to prepare two student-friendly recipes: Chicken Cheeseburger Pizza (recipe featured in graphic) and Chicken & Hummus Toast. We will also share food safety tips and hear from a young chicken farmer about chicken farming information and bust some commonly perceived myths related to chicken farming in Canada.

If you are interested in attending please contact Linda:

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Thank you for your post Shawna (@toobusylivin204). We are so happy you and your family enjoyed our new One Pan Chicken Souvlaki recipe. Thank you for sharing it! We love that you prepared that sheet pan style. Such a great idea!
Please enjoy Shawna’s post here and be sure to head over to her blog for more of her excellent meal prep tips!
@toobusylivin204 Getting a healthy and delicious meal on the table quickly on a busy weeknight can sometimes be a challenge. ⏰

This One-Pan Chicken Souvlaki from @manitobachicken is healthy, delicious AND can be on your dinner table in about 10 minutes. 🐓 They even have a 60-second video on their website to walk you through all the steps of the recipe. ✔️

Here are some meal prep strategies you can use when making this recipe for your family on a busy weeknight.

◾️Slice, portion & freeze chicken when you bring it home from the store;
◾️Chop veggies on the weekend;
◾️Prepare marinade on the weekend;
◾️Deconstruct this meal and serve components family style to accommodate picky eaters and those with dietary restrictions;
◾️Use hands-free cooking methods like baking to free up your hands to other tasks while it’s cooking.

Find out how to execute all these strategies in my latest blog post. (Link in bio.)

Save this post to refer to these strategies when you do your next meal prep and tell me which strategy works best for your family. 👇🏻
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Join us on January 21 for a watch & learn session as part of 4-H Manitoba’s Food Series Virtual Programming!

In this program we will provide 4-H participants with the opportunity to learn how to prepare two student-friendly recipes: Chicken Cheeseburger Pizza and Chicken & Hummus Toast (recipe featured in graphic). We will also share food safety tips and hear from a young chicken farmer about chicken farming information and bust some commonly perceived myths related to chicken farming in Canada.

If you are interested in attending please contact Linda:

#4h #4hmanitoba #virtualageducation #mbchicken
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Join us on Jan 21 for a watch & learn session as part of 4-H Manitoba’s Food Series Virtual ... Programming! We will show you how to prepare Chicken Cheeseburger Pizza and Chicken & Hummus Toast. We will also share food safety tips and hear from a young chicken farmer. @4HManitoba

We are offering free virtual mental health literacy training throughout the months of January, ... February, and March 2021.

Please visit our website to learn more and register for a session that suits your schedule here: https://www.manitobafarmsafety.ca/upcoming-events

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Join us on January 21 for a watch & learn session as part of 4-H Manitoba’s Food Series Virtual Programming!In this program we will provide 4-H participants with the opportunity to learn how to prepare two student-friendly recipes: Chicken Cheeseburger Pizza (recipe featured in graphic) and Chicken & Hummus Toast. We will also share food safety tips and hear from a young chicken farmer about chicken farming information and bust some commonly perceived myths related to chicken farming in Canada. If you are interested in attending please contact Linda: #4h #4hmanitoba #virtualageducation #mbchicken ... See MoreSee Less
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