This September is the first ever annual National Chicken Month in Canada. Canadians are encouraged to celebrate that tasty protein chicken, as well as the hard-working Canadian chicken farm families that raise it, all month long.
In Canada, chicken is produced under a supply management system, which means the farmers meet often to determine how much chicken consumers in Canada are asking for, and carefully match their production to meet that demand. According to a Chicken Farmers of Canada press release, this system can be beneficial for both consumers and farmers: consumers are guaranteed access to the healthy and inexpensive protein, while farmers are able to reinvest in their communities with confidence.
“Celebrating National Chicken Month is just one way to celebrate the great chicken that we have been providing to Canadians for decades,” says Dave Janzen, Chair of Chicken Farmers of Canada. “Canadians care deeply about their food, about knowing where it comes from and that what they’re serving to their family and friends is of the highest quality; our farmers and their families are no different.”
To celebrate Canadian chicken and Canada’s 2,800 family chicken farms, to enter one of the National Chicken Month contests, or to find out more about National Chicken Month activities happening throughout the month, visit www.chickenfarmers.ca for more information.