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Weekly Canadian Egg and Poultry Market Review

by 5m Editor
6 October 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 25th and 27th 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 25th and 27th respectively.

Poultry - Market Comments For Week Ending September 27th

Paying prices to chicken and turkey producers, as established by the Provincial Marketing Boards, held steady across Canada.

In British Columbia, frozen broiler chicken, frozen roaster chicken, and chicken leg quarters and chicken legs were selling at prices as low as 318, 285 and 216 cents per kilo, respectively. Fresh broiler and hen turkeys, fresh tom turkey, frozen broiler, hen and tom turkeys, turkey drumsticks, and turkey wings were selling at prices as low as 218, 328, 216, 218 and 196 cents per kilo, respectively.

In Alberta, frozen broiler chicken, chicken leg quarters, chicken drumsticks, frozen broiler and hen turkeys, frozen tom turkey, and turkey wings were selling at prices as low as 216, 218, 326, 318, 328, 329 cents per kilo, respectively.

Saskatchewan wholesalers continued to report steady poultry sales with adequate supplies. Frozen broiler chicken, chicken leg quarters, chicken thighs, chicken drumsticks, and frozen broiler and hen turkeys were selling at prices as low as 216, 218, 326, 282 and 318 cents per kilo, respectively.

In Manitoba, the demand for chicken remained good with continued adequate supplies and steady prices. The demand for turkey improved with continued adequate supplies and steady prices. Chicken leg quarters were selling as low as 268 cents per kilo.

In Ontario, imports of live mature chicken totalled 335,904 heads for September 14 to 20, 2003. Frozen broiler chicken, fresh roaster chicken, bone-in chicken breast with back attached, chicken leg quarters, chicken thighs with back attached and chicken drumsticks were selling at prices as low as 221, 218, 328, 196, 228 and 311 cents per kilo, respectively. Frozen broiler and hen turkeys, frozen tom turkey, bone-in turkey breast and turkey wings were also selling at prices as low as 218, 328, 659 and 284 cents per kilo, respectively.

In Quebec, the demand for chicken and chicken cuts was good with sufficient supplies available. Chicken processor prices remained firm. Large chains offered fresh broiler chicken, chicken leg quarters and bone-in chicken breast with back attached at 351, 218 and 328 cents per kilo, respectively. The demand for fresh and frozen turkey was also good.

In New Brunswick, the demand for both the chicken and turkey remained good with continued adequate supplies. Fresh broiler and roaster chickens, frozen broiler chicken, bone-in chicken breast and bone-in turkey breast were selling at prices as low as 324, 324, 813 and 880 cents per kilo, respectively.

In Nova Scotia, fresh broiler and roaster chickens, bone-in chicken breast and bone-in turkey breast were selling at prices as low as 324, 699 and 769 cents per kilo, respectively.

Prince Edward Island poultry market remained steady with adequate supplies available. Fresh broiler chicken, fresh roaster chicken, bone-in turkey breast and turkey thighs were selling at prices as low as 324, 162, 880 and 252 cents per kilo, respectively.

In Newfoundland, an unchanged moderate chicken market with ample supplies of most cuts was reported. The turkey market remained slow with low supplies of most cuts at the retail level. Bone-in chicken breast and bone-in turkey breast were selling at prices as low as 879 and 880 cents per kilo, respectively.

Egg - Market Comments For Week Ending September 25th

Paying prices to egg producers for all "A" grades, for week ending September 25, 2003, as reported by the Provincial Marketing Boards, held steady across Canada. The weighted average wholesale price has fallen by 0.08 cents at Toronto but held steady at Montreal at 167.81 and 194.1 cents per dozen, respectively.

The weighted average retail price, on the west coast, for "A" Large eggs augmented by one cent to 253.0 cents per dozen. The industrial surplus supplies increased for a second consecutive week to a total of 15,832 boxes of 15 dozen eggs and consisted of 1.5 percent "A" Extra Large, 14.3 percent "A" Large, 23.7 percent "A" Medium, 2.1 percent "A" Small and 58.4 percent Nest-run eggs.

In Alberta, the weighted average retail prices for "A" Large eggs have climbed for both Calgary and Edmonton to 194.2 and 199.3 cents per dozen, respectively. Industrial surplus supplies remained at the same level to a total of 14,080 boxes of 15 dozen eggs and consisted of 2.3 percent "A" Extra Large, 8.5 percent "A" Large, 75.0 percent "A" Medium and 14.2 percent "A" Small eggs.

Steady egg sales were reported, in Saskatchewan, with continued adequate supplies. The weighted average retail price for "A" Large eggs augmented at both Regina and Saskatoon to 176.6 and 177.3 cents per dozen, respectively. Industrial surplus supplies have fallen to a total of 1,600 boxes of 15 dozen eggs and consisted of forty percent "A" Large, forty percent "A" Medium, fifteen percent "A" Small and five percent Nest-run eggs.

The egg market in Manitoba indicated steady sales with continued ample supply for a good demand. The weighted average retail price for "A" Large eggs increased by four cents to 177.0 cents per dozen. Industrial surplus supplies climbed for a second consecutive week to 37,589 boxes of 15 dozen eggs and consisted of 1.0 percent "A" Extra Large, 32.9 percent "A" Large, 24.7 percent "A" Medium, 4.2 percent "A" Small and 37.2 percent Nest-run eggs.

In Ontario, the weighted average retail price for A" Large eggs increased to 205.65 cents per dozen. Industrial product declaration decreased to a total of 41,574 boxes of 15 dozen, and consisted of 3.3 percent "A" Extra Large, 18.9 percent "A" Large, 64.7 percent "A" Medium, 5.3 percent "A" Small and 7.8 percent Nest-run eggs.

In Quebec, egg market continued to range from fair to good. The demand was reported as rather good with continued regular supplies. The weighted average retail price for "A" Large eggs decreased dramatically to 196.0 cents per dozen. Two import shipments for table eggs and five import shipments for breaking purposes were shown. One large chain attractively advertised "A" Large eggs at 149 cents per dozen. Industrial surplus supplies have augmented to a total of 10,328 boxes of 15 dozen and consisted of 30.6 percent "A" Extra Large, 21.2 percent "A" Large, 23.8 percent "A Medium, 7.0 percent "A" Small and 17.4 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 continued at 215.0 cents per dozen. Industrial surplus supplies increased for a third consecutive week to a total of 4,588 boxes of 15 dozen eggs and consisted of 14.45 percent "A" Large, 13.27 percent "A" Medium, 5.58 percent "A" Small and 66.70 percent Nest-run eggs.

In Nova Scotia, the average retail price for "A" Large eggs remained at 209.0 cents per dozen. Industrial surplus supplies augmented to a total of 7,743 boxes of 15 dozen eggs and consisted of 2.3 percent "A" Large, 8.1 percent "A" Medium, 1.3 percent "A" Small and 88.3 percent Nest-run eggs.

An unchanged egg market was reported from Prince Edward Island with steady activity and an adequate supply. The weighted average retail price for "A" Large eggs continues at 209.0 cents per dozen. Industrial surplus supplies increased to a total of 1,800 boxes of 15 dozen eggs and consisted of one hundred percent Nest-run eggs.

In Newfoundland, an active egg market and an ample supply continued to be reported. The weighted average retail price for "A" Large eggs remained at 214.9 cents per dozen. The Newfoundland Egg Marketing Board reported three regular loads of Nest-run eggs shipped out of the province. Industrial surplus supplies increased to a total of 5,040 boxes of 15 dozen eggs and consisted of one hundred percent Nest-run eggs.

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - 6th October 2003

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