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November 12, 2012 - Two of the world’s largest animal breeding companies aim to achieve further breakthroughs in the field of genomics during the next three years through an extension of a joint development agreement (JDA). Cobb-Vantress Inc. and Hendrix Genetics B.V. initially set up the JDA in 2008 to…
Nov. 8, 2012 - Many commercial operations, both small and large, are steadily increasing the amount of automation done by machines and therefore heavily rely on a consistent flow of power. But, when the running of a business depends on electricity, failures and downtime can be extremely expensive. Nuvolt (www.nuvolt.ca)…
Oct. 18, 2012, London, ON and Mankato, MN - Masterfeeds Inc. and Feed-Rite (the Canadian arm of parent company Ridley Inc.) have announced an agreement that will merge their respective commercial livestock and poultry feed and nutrition businesses in Canada into a new entity called Masterfeeds LP. The combination of…
Oct. 3, 2012 - The Canadian Poultry Research Council (CPRC) held an event at the Poultry Research Centre at the University of Alberta last month to unveil its new Research Sponsorship Program. A cheque for $25,000 was presented to Jacob Middelkamp, CPRC's Chair, by Scott Gillingham, Canadian Regional Business Manager…
Oct. 2, 2012, Huntsville, AL - Aviagen, Inc. and Jamesway Incubator Company Inc. recently came together to host their first joint hatchery seminar aimed at sharing knowledge and best practices with customers. More than 35 enthusiastic hatchery managers and personnel gathered on August 29, 2012, at the Jamesway facility in…
Sept. 6, 2012, Middlebury, IN - Ziggity Systems Inc. has new 2012 Management Procedures literature available on its website that features revised language and illustrations that “’better communicates how to conduct procedures critical for the best use of our watering systems,” said the manufacturer of poultry watering systems. The management…
Aug. 29, 2012. Huntsville, AL - Aviagen, the world’s leading poultry breeding company, has announced the promotion of Jason Mack to Vice President of Operations for North America. Jason will report directly to Aviagen President, Ben Thompson, and will be responsible for the implementation of programs to improve biological performance…
Aug. 22, 2012, Tucker, GA - On August 17, 2012, the National Fire Protection Association announced its decision regarding an appeal heard during the August 7-9, 2012 NFPA Standards Council meeting concerning possible changes to NFPA 150, Animal Housing Facilities. NFPA 150 currently requires sprinkler protection for Category A animals,…
Aug. 22, 2012, Tucker, GA - The International Poultry Expo is celebrating 65 years of tradeshow service to the poultry and egg industry. Sponsored by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), the first “poultry convention” was attended by 200 poultry men in Atlanta in 1948. Suppliers in the early years…
Jul. 13, 2012, Champaign, IL - The Poultry Science Association (PSA) will name three new members to its body of Fellows at the organization’s 2012 annual meeting this week in Athens, Georgia, July 9 – 12.  It will also recognize the winners of almost two dozen other honors and awards. …
Jul. 11, 2012, Ramsay, AB - Poultry firm Lilydale has been fined $180,000 for an ammonia leak that endangered residents of Calgary's Ramsay neighbourhood, but residents are seeking $250,000 in damages. According to a report in the Calgary Herald, while Lilydale plead guilty to leak that ocurred on Sept. 13,…
June 6, 2012, Toronto, ON - For the first time, McDonald's Canada is opening its virtual doors to answer Canadians' questions about its food with the launch of a new and interactive online platform at www.mcdonalds.ca/yourquestions. From what's in its famous hamburger patties to how the freshly-cracked Canada Grade A…
February 17, 2012 - Construction of the Sunnymel chicken cutting and slaughtering plant in Clair, New Brunswick has entered a new phase with the erection of the steel structures that form the framework of the building.
January 9, 2012 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has laid 60 criminal charges against Maple Lodge Farms alleging thousands of chickens died from exposure to cold conditions during transportation. | READ MORE
December 9, 2011 — One hundred workers at a Beamsville poultry processing plant will find themselves out of a job next month. The Beamsville plant will wind down and close by Jan. 27.
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