Egg Prices & Quota Exchange

Egg Prices

The following are the prices received by Manitoba farmers for eggs delivered F.O.B. to a grading station effective November 5, 2023:

  Price
Canada A Extra Large $2.93
Canada A Large $2.93
Canada A Medium $2.63
Canada A Small $2.27
Canada A Pee Wee $0.5395
Nest Run 24+ $2.7650

 

Suggested Prices for Canada B & C Grades
Canada B $.45 $.45
Canada C $.15 $.15

Effective Week 45-2023 (November 5, 2023) the total levy to be deducted and remitted to Manitoba Egg Farmers is $0.5395 cents per dozen (plus 5% GST).

 

Quota Exchange

Offers Received for March 2024 Laying Hen Quota Exchange

Here is a listing of Laying Hen Quota Offers received for the March Exchange. Offers were received up until January 31, 2024. Bids for the for the March Exchange will be received until 4:00 p.m. CST on the last working day of February (29, 2024).

Prices in Dollars Quota Offered # of Offerors Total Cumulative Quota Offered
$449.50 820 1 820
$465.00 1,000 1 1,820
$470.00 2,475 4 4,295
$470.50 800 1 5,095
$471.00 850 1 5,945
$471.50 500 1 6,445
$472.50 500 1 6,945
$480.00 15,400 1 22,345
$485.25 200 1 22.545
$487.00 492 1 23,037
$490.00 2,500 1 25,537
$493.00 600 1 26,137
$494.00 500 1 26,637
$495.00 1,150 2 27,787
$498.00 9,900 2 37,687
       
Total 37,687 20  

There will be a March Laying Hen Quota Exchange.
 

Offers Received for the March 2024 Pullet Quota Exchange

Here is a listing of Pullet Quota Offers received for the March Exchange. Offers were received up until January 31, 2024. Bids for the for the March Exchange will be received until 4:00 p.m. CST on the last working day of February (29, 2024).

Price in Dollars Quota Offered # of Offerors Total Cumulative Quota Offered
$31.00 699 1 699
$31.05 1,000 1 1,699
$31.10 1,000 1 2,699
$31.15 2,000 1 4,699
$31.20 2,000 1 6,699
$31.25 2,000 1 8,699
$31.30 2,000 1 10,699
$31.35 3,000 1 13,699
$31.40 5,000 1 18,699
$31.45 5,000 1 23,699
       
Total 23,699

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There will be a March 2024 Pullet Quota Exchange.

Please contact Cory Rybuck at 204-488-4888, extension 201 if you have any questions about the exchange.

 


Laying Hen Clearing Price Summary

Jan. Feb. March April May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. 
2024 2024 2024 2024 2024 2024 2024 2024 2024 2024 2024 2024
$473.00 $450.00 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---

 

Pullet Clearing Price Summary

Jan. Feb. March April May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
2024 2024 2024 2024 2024 2024 2024 2024 2024 2024 2024 2024
--- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---

If you have any questions about the exchange please call Cory Rybuck at ext. 201

 

Frequently Asked Questions About The Exchange

A complete summary of MEF's Retirement and Quota Reallocation System (the “Exchange”) is available upon request to Manitoba Egg Farmers.

The Exchange has enabled some orderly consolidation of quota and retirement by farmers who do not wish to leave their farms. Prior to introduction of the Exchange in 1990, Manitoba Egg Farmer's (MEF) Quota Orders allowed complete farm sales and the sale of moveable buildings and equipment. Often farmers who wished to retire and remain on the farm had layer and pullet barns that were fully depreciated and therefore could not be readily moved to a different site. In addition, quota cutbacks through the '70's and '80's left farmers operating below the physical capacity of their cages and barns.

Back in the late '80's, the Quota Exchange concept was being used successfully in the dairy industry in several provinces including Manitoba. Therefore it had a proven track record, could potentially fit within our regulatory framework, and was familiar to the Manitoba Farm Products Marketing Council who would have to approve its implementation.

The Exchange system had the added benefit of accessibility to anyone wishing to enter the industry as well as farmers regardless of their location or size. The openness of the Exchange model has helped build public confidence that the right to produce is available to all.
The short answer is that quotas are not property, not owned by farmers, and the Board's Quota Orders expressly prohibit direct sale between farmers. Sections 18 & 19 of the Quota Order read as follows:

Quotas and permits are owned by the Board.

No person shall transfer, assign, or sell a quota or permit to another person..."

The Manitoba Farm Products Marketing Council (MFPMC) approves all Orders and Regulations of MEF.