LETTER: Chicken dumping hits contract growers
Hundreds of jobs are at risk as market shrinks due to cheap imports that reduce local demand
I agree with Francois Baird that antidumping tariffs are urgently needed (“Chicken dumpers waiting in the wings”, June 8). Dumping also affects contract growers like us, who raise chickens on behalf of well-known companies such as Daybreak.
Businesses like ours allow those companies to deliver large amounts of quality chicken to consumers. We receive chicks from the company and “babysit” them for 33 days until they reach slaughter weight, when the company buys them back...