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New website houses Canadian poultry research results

CPRC launches hub for studies it funds.


December 4, 2020
By Canadian Poultry magazine

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The Canadian Poultry Research Council (CPRC) launched a new website – poultrysciencecluster.ca – as a central hub for CPRC-funded research. The site includes practical results of nearly 50 made-in-Canada poultry projects conducted over the last 10 years under the Science Cluster program established by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

The new bilingual site is intended for anyone interested in research results – producers, industry, researchers and students. Projects are organized by five key research focus areas – antimicrobial stewardship, poultry health, poultry welfare, food safety and sustainability. Each project includes information on overall objectives, results and applicability for the industry.

“Cluster-funded research in the Canadian poultry sector has generated a tremendous amount of work over a broad range of research areas,” says CPRC executive director Bruce Roberts. “We want to help ensure that these research findings are shared, especially the practical and actionable implications for every segment of our poultry value chain.”

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Created in an easy-to-use format, the new site has research projects organized by research area. Within each focus area, users can filter information to view research that’s applicable to a segment of the poultry sector – breeders, layers, broilers, turkeys, hatcheries or processors, or choose to view a list of all relevant research. Each research project includes a short overview of the project, results and application to the industry.

Research covered on the site spans from 2010 through to 2023 – including all three federal-provincial-territorial funding agreements including Growing Forward 1 and 2, and the current Canadian Agricultural Partnership.

“This new site creates a great hub of research work and demonstrates the strength and robustness of poultry research in Canada,” Roberts says. “We have projects from across Canada for all segments of the poultry sector, and we will be updating content as the latest cluster project results are completed.”