Insurance Review

The poultry boards and commission have the absolute discretion to make any decisions within the powers and duties conferred under the Natural Products Marketing Act (NPMA). The poultry boards and commission have initiated the review to determine whether or not it is keeping with sound marketing policy to use the authorities provided under the NPMA to require producers to have disease insurance.


The BC Poultry Association (BCPA) serves the collective interests of poultry farmers in British Columbia. The BCPA represents the overarching issues relevant to poultry farmers who raise chickens and turkeys for meat, eggs and broiler hatching eggs

The British Columbia Broiler Hatching Egg Commission was formed in 1988 under the British Columbia Natural Products Marketing Act. We currently have 52 registered hatching egg producers in BC and 7 registered pullet growers. The Commission works under the Canadian Hatching Egg producers (CHEP) who represents 300 farmers from BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec

The British Columbia Chicken Marketing Board (BCCMB) is a non-profit agricultural commodity board that monitors and regulates the production and marketing of chicken in British Columbia. The BCCMB’s jurisdiction includes all activities of broiler chicken production in BC from the time the day old chick arrives on the farm until the chicken arrives at the processing plant

BC Egg is a non-profit organization that oversees and manages the province’s egg farming industry.

We work with approximately 140 family-owned and operated egg farms to bring the goodness of B.C. fresh eggs to your table. We oversee and manage the production, grading, packing, marketing and transportation of all regulated eggs in B.C.

The British Columbia Turkey Marketing Board and the B.C. Turkey Association represent British Columbia’s registered turkey farmers. The BCTMB and the BCTA work closely with all industry partners to promote safe, qualtiy and nutritious turkey products in our province

Considerable time, energy and work has been undertaken by the poultry industry at the urging of government since the 2004 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) outbreak to identify, plan and implement measures to mitigate the risks of future AI discoveries. Subsequent discoveries in 2005, 2009 and 2014 have reinforced the need for the industry to have an effective risk mitigation strategy in place.