BC Chicken Growers' Association
The BC Chicken Growers’ Association (BCCGA) was founded in 1957 as a non-profit organization to unite commercial chicken growers in BC and to work towards a more stable industry. The Association represents registered broiler chicken growers in BC and acts as a liaison between the chicken growers, other branches of the chicken industry and the government. The BCCGA has 7 directors with representation from the three main production regions of broiler chicken in BC: Lower Mainland, the Interior and Vancouver Island.
The BCCGA has portfolios for Biosecurity, Environment, Husbandry, Disease and the Poultry in Motion Educational Mini Barn program. Directors also serve on external industry organizations such as the BC Chicken Marketing Board’s Pricing and Production Advisory Committee and Specialty Markets Advisory Committee, Chicken Value Chain Committee, BC Poultry Association and the BC Sustainable Poultry Farming Group.
In 2021, there were 312 commercial chicken growers in BC with estimated farm gate sales of almost $525 million.
In the last 40 years, the carbon footprint of the Canadian chicken sector was reduced by 37% and water consumption was reduced by 45%.
BC chicken growers are proud to supply BC consumers with fresh, local, and sustainably produced chicken.
For more information, please visit: https://bcchicken.ca/bc-chicken-growers-association/