After 10 years as editor of Canadian Poultry magazine, I have decided it’s time for me to move on to a new adventure. This decision has been bittersweet; I will greatly miss my colleagues and everyone that I have met in this great industry during my tenure.
When I started with Annex Business Media, publisher of Canadian Poultry, I was new to the poultry industry and the learning curve was steep. I’m thankful to the company for providing me with a fantastic opportunity to learn, but it’s the people of the Canadian poultry industry from which I have learned the most and I am forever grateful.
In the past ten years, I’ve witnessed the industry grapple with many challenges, from trade to animal welfare. Without a doubt it has been the latter, as well as the issue of “social license” that has had the greatest impact, and the two issues I have found myself covering the most in the magazine in recent years.
The Canadian and U.S. poultry industries have been under a rapid transition away from what has always been done – what’s been “industry standard” – and are navigating a new world of housing birds and rearing them without drugs.
But I am confident that the industry has the knowledge and support it needs to traverse this new reality. Canada in particular has a strong poultry research base and innovative companies that are dedicated to helping poultry producers.
One thing that has always stood out for me, and that I will remember fondly, is the passion of the people in this industry.
Thanks for allowing me to be part of your world for the past ten years. I leave the magazine in great hands, and wish Lianne Appleby success as the new editor.
Lianne Appleby returns as editor
Lianne Appleby is excited to return as editor of Canadian Poultry, beginning immediately. Having studied animal science at the University of Guelph, Lianne completed a Master of Science degree in broiler nutrition. Combining a passion for writing and science, her first “editor” assignments were with the University of Guelph/OMAFRA publication “Nuggets” and the Poultry Industry Council’s “Fact Sheets” during her student career. From there, she worked in communications and government relations with Chicken Farmers of Ontario, before moving to Beef Farmers of Ontario as communications manager and editor of Ontario Beef magazine. Prior to joining Annex Business Media, Lianne served as marketing and communications manager with Hybrid Turkeys. In 2013, her first assignment with Annex was editor of Canadian Poultry magazine during Kristy Nudds’ maternity leave.
Most recently, Lianne has been the Digital Editor for all of Annex Business Media’s agriculture publications (Manure Manager, Top Crop Manager, Potatoes in Canada, Canadian Poultry and Fruit and Vegetable magazine). Lianne looks forward to once again working with her poultry industry peers.
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