Canadian Hatching Egg Producers
Founded in 1986 the Canadian Hatching Egg Producers (CHEP) represents nearly 300 farmers for British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. CHEP finances its activities through levies collected from the members.
The broiler hatching egg industry is a highly specialized industry that is at the foundation of Canada’s chicken industry. Our members produce $200 million worth of hatching eggs supplying the hatchery sector with roughly 80% of Canada’s requirements.
Egg Farmers of Canada
The Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC) represents 1,130 regulated egg producers in all provinces and the northwest territories providing Canadians with 492 million dozen eggs a year. EFC’s mission is to meet customer and producer requirements by optimizing the supply of eggs to new and traditional markets while ensuring a fair return to producers. We promote eggs by emphasizing their wholesome nature, their natural goodness and their versatility in meal preparation. EFC operates an Industrial Products program whereby eggs are sold to breakers for use in food and pharmaceutical manufacturing.
Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council
The Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council (CPEPC) is a national trade organization representing the interests of more than 170 Canadian poultry processors, egg processors and hatcheries. Our member companies process approximately 90% of Canada’s chicken, turkey, eggs and hatching eggs. This economic activity generates approximately $4.5 billion and directly employs 20,000 Canadian workers.
Turkey Farmers of Canada
Turkey Farmers of Canada’s (TFC) mission is to develop and strengthen the Canadian turkey market through an effective supply management system that stimulates growth and profitability for economic stakeholders.
TFC’s Board includes 8 provincial producer members, 2 primary turkey processing members and 1 further processing member. TFC adminsters the quota system and plays a pivotal role in the development of the domestic turkey industry.
Chicken Farmers of Canada
Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC) is a national farmer-run organization and is completely funded through levies the farmers pay according to the amount of chicken marketed.
The main responsibility of the CFC is to ensure that Canada’s 2,800 farmers produce enough chicken to meet the needs of the market place. The system is commonly known as supply management.
CFC was established in 1978 under the Farmer Products Agencies Act through an agreement of the federal government, provincial agriculture ministers and chicken farmers in member provinces.