October 14, 2003

 

 

Overview of Canada Poultry Market For Week Ending October 4

 

Provincial Marketing Boards reported that paying prices for chicken and turkey producers were steady across Canada, except for a three cent per kilogram increase on turkeys in Saskatchewan for all weight ranges.

British Columbia

 

Frozen broiler chicken, frozen roaster chicken, and chicken leg quarters and chicken legs were selling at prices as low as 218, 285 and 216 cents per kilo, respectively. Fresh broiler and hen turkeys and turkey drumsticks were selling at prices as low as 218 cents per kilo.

Alberta

 

Frozen broiler chicken, frozen roaster chicken, chicken leg quarters, chicken drumsticks, frozen broiler and hen turkeys and ducks were selling at prices as low as 216, 298, 218, 326, 216, 318 and 418 cents per kilo, respectively.

Saskatchewan wholesalers

 

Steady poultry sales with adequate supplies. Frozen roaster, chicken breast, frozen broiler and hen turkeys and ducks were selling at prices as low as 395, 591, 282 and 527 cents per kilo, respectively.

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. The selling price of chicken thighs was as low as 368 cents per kilo. Frozen utility turkeys were featured by both an independent and a major retailer (members only) at 218 cent per kilo for 9 kg and up.

Ontario

 

Imports of live mature chicken dropped to a total of 288,072 for September 21-27, 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 328 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.

Quebec

 

The chicken market slowed down, as reported. The demand for chicken and chicken cuts ranged from good to fair, but all the same balanced rather well with the slaughter. Chicken processor prices were stable for some and were slightly weak for others. Large chains offered fresh broiler chicken, fresh roaster chicken, chicken leg quarters, chicken thighs with back attached, chicken drumsticks and skinless/boneless chicken breast at 218, 439, 218, 218, 284 and 1100 cents per kilo, respectively. The turkey market remained active with processor prices being firm. Frozen "A" turkey under 7 kg was selling at 218 cents per kilo.


New Brunswick

 

Demand for both chicken and turkey remained good with continued adequate supplies. Chicken breast, chicken thighs and turkey thighs were selling at prices as low as 813, 880 and 253 cents per kilo, respectively.
 
Prince Edward Island

 

The poultry market remained steady with adequate supplies available. Boneless/skinless chicken thighs and chicken drumsticks were selling at prices as low as 815 and 307 cents per kilo, respectively. Features this week include chicken breast, chicken legs and chicken drumstick at 747, 415 and 307 cents per kilogram, respectively.


Newfoundland

 

The chicken market remains moderate with ample supplies of most cuts. The turkey market was reported as moderate slow with low supplies of most cuts at the retail level. Features this week include fresh chicken legs, bonus pack chicken breasts, skinless chicken thighs (1 kg and up), skinless chicken breast and club pack chicken breast at 439, 769, 569, 888 and 747 cents per kilogram, respectively. Frozen broiler turkey was selling as low as 395 cents per kilogram.