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Weekly Canadian Egg and Poultry Market Review

by 5m Editor
22 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 11th and 13th 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 11th and 13th respectively.

Poultry - Market Comments For Week Ending September 13th

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 were selling at prices as low as 285, 547 and 216 cents per kilo, respectively. Fresh and frozen broiler and hen turkeys, and turkey drumsticks and wings were selling as low as 218, 194 and 218 cents per kilogram.

In Alberta, frozen broiler chicken and chicken leg quarters were selling as low as 215 and 218 cents per kilogram.

Saskatchewan wholesalers continued to report steady sales with adequate supplies. Some retailers were featuring Utility grade frozen hen turkeys at prices as low as 164 cents per kilo. Frozen broiler chickens, chicken leg quarters, chicken drumsticks and frozen hen turkeys were selling as low as 262, 218, 282 and 194 cents per kilogram, respectively.

In Manitoba there was a fair demand with adequate supplies and steady prices being reported for chicken. Grade "A" fryers and frozen utility fryers were being offered by an independent at 218 cents per kilo. Also offered by the same independent were fresh, back attached chicken legs, warehouse packs and tray packs at 174 and 224 cents per kilogram, respectively. The demand for turkey was improved with adequate supplies and steady prices.

In Ontario, imports of live mature chicken totalled 110,000 heads for the period of August 31 to September 6, 2003. Chicken leg quarters, chicken drumsticks, frozen broiler and hen turkeys were selling at prices as low as 174, 328 and 218 cents per kilogram, respectively.

In Quebec, the market for whole chicken and cut-up chicken remained active. The demand continued very good with supplies of certain products, especially legs, being insufficient. Chicken processor prices continued to strength. Large chains offered fresh broiler chicken, and chicken leg quarters at 218 and 130-218 cents per kilo, respectively. The demand for fresh turkey remained steady and large chains are presently negotiating their transactions for Thanksgiving. There were several transactions on frozen turkeys at generally firm prices. 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 reported an adequate supply to meet a good demand. Frozen broiler chicken, bone-in chicken breasts, chicken legs and bone-in turkey breasts were selling at prices as low as 324, 469, 439 and 880 cents per kilogram, respectively.

In Nova Scotia, fresh broiler chicken, chicken legs and bone-in turkey breasts were selling at prices as low as 439, 395 and 769 cents per kilo, respectively.

An unchanged market was reported from Prince Edward Island with adequate supplies available for a steady market. Features for this week included fresh broiler chicken at 439 and 505 cents per kilogram, skinless/boneless chicken breast at 875 and 1100 cents per kilogram, chicken legs at 395 and 439 cents per kilogram, boneless/skinless chicken thighs and chicken wings at 1070 and 725 cents per kilogram.

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. Fresh chicken legs, fresh chicken breasts, fresh chicken legs (1 kg and up) and fresh chicken breast halves were featured at 439, 813, 395 and 769 cents per kilogram, respectively

Egg - Market Comments For Week Ending September 11th

Paying prices to egg producers for all "A" grades, for week ending September 11, 2003, as reported by the Provincial Marketing Boards, held in a firm position from coast to coast. The weighted average wholesale price decreased fractionally at Toronto and remained unchanged at Montreal to 167.87 and 194.1 cents per dozen, respectively.

In British Columbia, the weighted average retail price for "A" Large eggs decreased by two cents to 251.0 cents per dozen. The industrial surplus supplies have fallen for a third consecutive week to a total of 14,088 boxes of 15 dozen eggs and consisted of 0.7 percent "A" Extra Large, 2.0 percent "A" Large, 32.1 percent "A" Medium, 1.9 percent "A" Small and 63.3 percent Nest-run eggs.

The weighted average retail prices for "A" Large eggs increased at Calgary but dropped at Edmonton to 195.4 and 198.4 cents per dozen, respectively. Industrial surplus supplies increased for a second consecutive week to a total of 14,080 boxes of 15 dozen eggs and consisted of 0.6 percent "A" Extra Large, 11.4 percent "A" Large, 68.7 percent "A" Medium and 19.3 "A" Small eggs.

In Saskatchewan, the egg market indicated fully steady sales with a continued adequate supply. The weighted average retail price for "A" Large eggs augmented at Regina and decreased at Saskatoon to 176.6 and 179.9 cents per dozen, respectively. Industrial surplus supplies dropped to a total of 1,600 boxes of 15 dozen eggs and consisted of five percent "A" Large, thirty percent "A" Medium, ten percent "A" Small and fifty-five percent Nest-run eggs.

In Manitoba, an unchanged egg market was reported with firm sales and a good demand. Adequate supplies were available. The weighted average retail price for "A" Large eggs was shown at 174.0 cents per dozen. Industrial surplus supplies decreased to a total of 22,072 boxes of 15 dozen eggs and consisted of 0.3 percent "A" Extra Large, 9.2 percent "A" Large, 34.5 percent "A" Medium, 4.4 percent "A" Small and 51.6 percent Nest-run eggs.

Ontario breaker prices have fallen by 8.5, 8.0, 6.5, 5.0 and 5.5-8.0 cents per dozen for Extra Large, Large, Medium, Small and Nest-run eggs, respectively. The weighted average retail price for A" Large eggs has climbed to 203.65 cents per dozen. Industrial product declaration has fallen to a total of 35,031 boxes of 15 dozen, and consisted of 1.7 percent "A" Extra Large, 5.9 percent "A" Large, 78.2 percent "A" Medium, 4.3 percent "A" Small and 9.9 percent Nest-run eggs.

The Quebec egg market remained rather slow, depending on the region. The demand had improved, in general, with continued regular supplies. The weighted average retail price for "A" Large eggs remained at 227.3 cents per dozen. Three import shipments for table eggs and one import shipment for breaking purposes were reported. One chain advertised two dozen of eggs at 298 cents. Industrial surplus supplies decreased for a second consecutive week to a total of 17,385 boxes of 15 dozen and consisted of 31.7 percent "A" Extra Large, 40.1 percent "A" Large, 1.4 percent "A Medium, 0.3 percent "A" Small and 26.5 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 continues at 215.0 cents per dozen. Industrial surplus supplies increased to a total of 3,560 boxes of 15 dozen eggs and consisted of 10.1 percent "A" Large, 9.5 percent "A" Medium, 5.6 percent "A" Small and 74.8 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 augmented to a total of 7,053 boxes of 15 dozen eggs and consisted of 2.6 percent "A" Large, 15.2 percent "A" Medium, 1.4 percent "A" Small and 80.8 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 continued at the same level as compared to the previous week at 1,860 boxes of 15 dozen eggs and consisted of 1.9 percent "A" Large, 1.3 percent "A" Medium and 96.8 percent 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 climbed to 214.9 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 at 5,040 boxes of 15 dozen eggs and consisted of one hundred percent Nest-run eggs.

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - 22nd September 2003

5m Editor