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Weekly Canadian Egg and Poultry Market Review

by 5m Editor
15 September 2003, at 12:00am

CANADA - Our regular weekly review from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada of the Egg and Poultry markets in Canada. Report for week ending September 4th and 6th respectively.

Weekly Canadian Egg and Poultry Market Review - CANADA - Our regular weekly review from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada of the Egg and Poultry markets in Canada. Report for week ending September 4th and 6th respectively.

Poultry - Market Comments For Week Ending September 6th

Paying prices to chicken and turkey producers, as established by the Provincial Marketing Boards, held in a steady position from coast to coast.

In British Columbia, frozen roaster chicken, bone-in chicken breasts, chicken leg quarters and legs, and ducks were selling at prices as low as 285, 549, 216 and 414 cents per kilo, respectively. Fresh broiler and hen turkeys, frozen turkeys, turkey drumsticks and turkey wings were available at one low price of 218 cents per kilogram.

In Alberta, frozen broiler chicken was selling as low as 218 cents per kilogram.

Saskatchewan wholesalers continued to report steady sales with adequate supplies. Chicken drums, frozen broiler and hen turkeys, and ducks were selling as low as 282, 439 and 418 cents per kilogram, respectively.

There were no comments and retail prices available from the Manitoba market for the current week.

In Ontario, imports of live mature chicken totalled 88,980 heads for August 24 to 30, 2003. Chicken leg quarters, frozen broiler and hen turkeys, and ducks were selling at prices as low as 196, 218 and 439 cents per kilogram, respectively.

The demand for whole and cut-up chicken in Quebec was reported as active. The demand was very good with several large chains advertising attractive specials on most of the products. With only four days of slaughterings this week, there were a few scarce supplies of a few products. Processor prices were in a firm position. Large chains advertised chicken specials on fresh broilers, and leg quarters, thighs with back attached, breasts with back attached and skinless/boneless breasts at 209, 218-240, 218-306, 593-659 and 1100-1166 cents per kilogram, respectively. The demand for fresh turkey continued as regular. There were small transactions on frozen turkeys indicated. Frozen grade "A" turkey under 7 kg was featured at 218 cents per kilo.

The New Brunswick chicken market indicated no change with a good demand and an adequate supply. The turkey market continued with a light supply to meet a fair demand. Fresh and frozen broiler chickens, bone-in chicken breasts and bone-in turkey breasts were selling at prices as low as 324, 783 and 880 cents per kilogram, respectively.

In Nova Scotia, bone-in chicken breasts and bone-in turkey breasts were selling at prices as low as 699 and 880 cents per kilo, respectively.

An unchanged market was reported from Prince Edward Island with adequate supplies available for a steady market.

In Newfoundland, an unchanged moderate chicken market with ample supplies of most cuts was shown. The turkey market remains slow with low supplies of most cuts at the retail level. Club packs of chicken wings and ungraded whole chicken were advertised at 549 and 547-569 cents per kilogram, respectively.

Egg - Market Comments For Week Ending September 4th

Paying prices to egg producers for all "A" grades, for week ending September 4, 2003, as reported by the Provincial Marketing Boards, held steady across Canada except for a one cent decrease for "A" Extra Large, "A" Large and "A" Medium eggs, and a 2 cent decrease for "A" Small eggs in Prince Edward Island. The weighted average wholesale price increased fractionally at Toronto and remained the same at Montreal to 167.9 and 194.1 cents per dozen, respectively.

In British Columbia, the weighted average retail price for "A" Large eggs remained at 253.0 cents per dozen. The industrial surplus supplies decreased for a second week consecutive to a total of 15,064 boxes of 15 dozen eggs and consisted of 1.6 percent "A" Extra Large, 4.4 percent "A" Large, 14.6 percent "A" Medium, 2.6 percent "A" Small and 76.8 percent Nest-run eggs.

In Alberta, the weighted average retail prices for "A" Large eggs increased at both Calgary and Edmonton to 193.1 and 204.7 cents per dozen, respectively. Industrial surplus supplies increased to a total of 12,320 boxes of 15 dozen eggs and consisted of 72.1 percent "A" Medium and 27.9 "A" Small eggs.

Wholesalers, in Saskatchewan, continued to report strong egg sales with continued adequate supplies. The weighted average retail price for "A" Large eggs remained the same at Regina and increased at Saskatoon to 176.3 and 182.7 cents per dozen, respectively. Industrial surplus supplies increased to a total of 3,520 boxes of 15 dozen eggs and consisted of 100.0 percent Nest-run eggs.

In Manitoba, egg sales continued firm with ample supplies to meet a good demand. Retail and weighted average retail prices were not available for this week. Industrial surplus supplies increased to a total of 33,885 boxes of 15 dozen eggs and consisted of 0.9 percent "A" Extra Large, 13.9 percent "A" Large, 28.1 percent "A" Medium, 6.7 percent "A" Small and 50.4 percent Nest-run eggs.

In Ontario, the weighted average retail price for A" Large eggs decreased to 202.56 cents per dozen. Industrial product declaration increased for a third week to a total of 47,974 boxes of 15 dozen, and consisted of 4.3 percent "A" Extra Large, 12.4 percent "A" Large, 54.5 percent "A" Medium, 6.3 percent "A" Small and 22.5 percent Nest-run eggs.

The egg market, in Quebec, remained rather slow. The demand continued stable with regular supplies. The weighted average retail price for "A" Large eggs remained at 227.3 cents per dozen. One import shipment for table eggs and one import shipment for breaking purposes were reported. Industrial surplus supplies decreased to a total of 24,237 boxes of 15 dozen and consisted of 11.2 percent "A" Extra Large, 24.9 percent "A" Large, 6.4 percent "A Medium and 57.5 percent Nest-run eggs.

In New Brunswick, the egg market continued unchanged with a good demand and adequate supplies. The weighted average retail price for "A" Large white eggs remained at 206.0 cents per dozen. The weighted average retail price for "A" Large brown eggs increased to 215.0 cents per dozen. Industrial surplus supplies decreased to a total of 3,102 boxes of 15 dozen eggs and consisted of 27.1 percent "A" Large, 10.8 percent "A" Medium, 0.2 percent "A" Small and 61.9 percent Nest-run eggs.

The average retail price for "A" Large eggs, in Nova Scotia, remained at 209.0 cents per dozen. Industrial surplus supplies decreased to a total of 6,240 boxes of 15 dozen eggs and consisted of 1.9 percent "A" Large, 11.7 percent "A" Medium, 1.8 percent "A" Small and 84.6 percent Nest-run eggs.

On Prince Edward Island, the egg market continued steady with adequate supplies. The weighted average retail price for "A" Large eggs remained at 209.0 cents per dozen. Industrial surplus supplies decreased to a total of 1,860 boxes of 15 dozen eggs and consisted of 100.0 percent of Nest-run eggs.

In Newfoundland, an active egg market with an ample supply continued to be reported. The weighted average retail price for "A" Large eggs decreased to 209.9 cents per dozen. The Newfoundland Egg Marketing Board reported three regular loads of eggs shipped out of the province. Industrial surplus supplies remained at the same level to a total of 5,040 boxes of 15 dozen eggs and consisted of 0.4 percent "A" Extra Large, 0.7 percent "A" Medium, 0.1 percent "A" Small and 98.8 percent Nest-run eggs.

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - 15th September 2003

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