Our vision

To lead a trusted, prosperous, and sustainable chicken industry

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Our role

CFO plays three primary roles: regulator and supply management system steward, farmer advocate, and industry value chain partner.

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Ontario Chicken Industry at‑a‑glance


Kilograms produced

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Farm-gate value of Ontario grown chicken

$1.26 Billion

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$5.0 Billion in economic activity

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Full-time jobs supported across the province


New barns built

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New farmers entering the business

265,318,215 chicks placed

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A message from Murray Opsteen
Chair, Chicken Farmers of Ontario

As I reflect on 2022, I would like to acknowledge what we have collectively achieved despite another challenging year.

A message from Denise Hockaday
Chief Executive Officer, Chicken Farmers of Ontario

Similarly to 2021, 2022 caused the industry to act with agility. Perhaps this is the new normal, but it certainly has been a year of unpredictability and challenges but also collaboration and growth.

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A message from Amy Cronin, OFPMC Chair

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A message from the Honourable Lisa M. Thompson

Board of Directors

Supporting farmers to produce safe, high quality, Ontario-grown chicken

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Ontario by-the-numbers

Farm-Gate Minimum Live Price, Production Planning, Ontario Production and National Production

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CFO Registered Premises & Basic Quota Units

Registered Premises & Basic Quota Units broken down by District and County

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Independent Auditors’ Reports

Letter to the CFO Board of Directions and financial statements

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Meet our Farmers

Get to know some of our CFO families

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Meet the new DCRs for 2022

Meet the newest DCRs, elected in 2022, and learn about their many contributions to the industry

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