5-million-dollar milestone for chicken research
By Canadian PoultryFeatures Business & Policy Marketing Boards
Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC) announced November 26th that its
National Research Endowment Fund has reached a milestone five million dollars.
The Fund was created in 2002 to foster innovation, science and education within the poultry industry through research.
"We are proud to celebrate this milestone with the entire Canadian chicken industry," said David Fuller, Chairman of CFC, "Poultry research benefits every one of us, from farmer to consumer. With quality facilities, knowledgeable researchers and leadership funding, we are firmly behind the wheel in the drive for innovation and growth in our industry."
The Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board, congratulated CFC on this latest achievement. “Research, science and innovation are critical to farmers' profitability and competitiveness,” he said, “I am pleased that Chicken Farmers of Canada has made such a contribution to this fundamental part of its industry’s success."
The fund will continue to support the research initiatives coordinated by the Canadian Poultry Research Council (CPRC), which was establish by the 5 national poultry organizations in Canada. The mandate of the CPRC is to implement programs for poultry research and to develop initiatives that address industry needs, such as food safety, poultry health, environment and animal care.
CFC has contributed regularly to the Fund over the last 5 years. At its current level, it will generate approximately $200,000 annually to support priority research projects and initiatives in Canada.
“This is a clear demonstration of our commitment to research,” said Mr. Fuller, “Research has long been a key strategic priority for the health, growth and future success of our evolving Canadian chicken industry. We are proud to contribute to this important work.”
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