Media Advisory - Ontario Chicken: Coming to Queen's Park



    TORONTO, Oct. 29 /CNW Telbec/ - Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) is
pleased to provide the answer to the age old question - "Why did the Chicken
cross the road?" The answer: To join friends, colleagues and elected
representatives as CFO hosts its annual "Chicken Day" at Queen's Park, this
Wednesday, October 29th.

    
    What:  Representatives of Ontario's 1,050 chicken farmers are meeting
           with MPPs from all three political parties. They will be
           discussing the role that chicken farmers play in the Ontario
           economy and the benefits of this safe, healthy, nutritious
           product. The full day of meetings will be followed by the all-
           party favourite: CFO's beer and wing reception.

    Who:   MPP's, political advisors, civil servants and the media are
           invited to join CFO at their annual reception.

    When:  Wednesday, October 29th 4:30-7:30 pm.

    Where: Committee Room 2 (near the West entrance, main floor, Legislative
           Building).
    

    About Chicken Farmers of Ontario:

    Chicken Farmers of Ontario provides leadership for a sustainable and
dynamic chicken industry, regulating all aspects of the production and
marketing of chicken in the province. CFO also advocates on behalf of
Ontario's 1,050 successful, independent chicken farmers in a market
responsive, supply managed system.
    Ontario is the largest producer, processor and consumer of chicken in
Canada. Over 1,050 of Canada's 2,800 chicken farmers live in Ontario. They
produce more than 328 million kilograms of chicken meat annually, valued at
over $467 million before it leaves the farm.




For further information:

For further information: or to request an interview with Bill Woods, CFO
Chair, or Rob Dougans, CFO CEO, please contact: Mary Fearon, Communications
Manager, CFO, Office/Cell: (289) 288-4201, mary.fearon@cfo.on.ca

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